Stories of Delhi.. and those of Djinns!

Stories of Delhi ..and those of Djinns ..with the maverick storyteller Asif Khan Dehlvi from Delhi Karavan 🙂 Join us in this interesting heritage and storytelling tour to Kotla Feroz Shah, Delhi, India!

Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb – Mehrauli Archaeological Park (Episode 3)

In this episode we visit the Mosque and Tomb of JAMALI-KAMALI.

Shaikh Fazlullah (pen name – Jamali) was a Sufi mystic, a poet and a traveller from the early 16th century. One of his known works include a book, a kind of biography of various Sufi saints of Medieval India. Jamali was also the court poet and teacher of Sikander Lodhi and also early Mughal rulers of medieval times.

Kamali is popularly believed to be a close companion of the Sufi saint.

This mosque is a very good example of Indo-Islamic architecture and the tomb still houses within the original colorful tile and plaster work from medieval times!

We also discuss about the recent controversies associated with this place and see glimpses of the royal burial adjoining this Sufi shrine.

Jamali-Kamali is also known to be one of the haunted places in Delhi, however, we didn’t sense anything ghostly during our visit that day ..luckily 🙂

Hope you’ll enjoy this episode. Happy Exploring!! 🙂

The Haunted “Maan Singh ka Kuaan” and more : Exploring Sanjay Van Episode 3

The HAUNTED well – “Maan Singh ka Kuaan“.. . MUSHROOMS as big as a Pizza Base.. TREES and more awesomness..in this new episode of Heritage and Nature Walk at SANJAY VAN 🙂

Exploring Sanjay Van : Qila Lal Kot – Episode 2 (South-Central Ridge – Delhi)

RUINS from the days of Prithviraj Chauhan – QILA LAL KOT.. an enigmatic HAMAAM amidst a lush green city-forest .. and more awesomeness from these hidden Haunted greens of Delhi in this episode!

Exploring Sanjay Van – Episode 1 (South-Central Ridge – Delhi)

One of the key ridge areas in Delhi, Sanjay Van (a City Forest) houses a plethora of Flora and Fauna within. There are hamaams, ponds, lakes, blue bulls, butterflies, peacocks and whole lot of forms in which LIFE manifests in this green lung of Delhi! And all of this is safely secured within the walls of the historical QILA LAL KOT – a fort that has seen Delhi in all its known and unknown forms right from the pre-Sultanate days! From the top of the fort walls we also get a beautiful view of several heritage structures adorning the adjoining historical village of Mehrauli. Here’s Episode 1 of this new series where we get introduced to SANJAY VAN 🙂  Happy Exploring!

Landmarks of 1857 (Part 4) : KHOONI JHEEL (a bloody lake) – Delhi Ridge (video)

A haunted lake with a bloody past; A girl in white cotton dress; A headless soldier; A lucky infant named Stanley Delhi Force; a battle between rebels and the company! All this and more in this episode of Landmarks of 1857 – remembering the days of the Revolt!