The Changing Face of the Hauz Khas Complex : A Heritage Walk (9 Dec 2018)

The Changing Face of the Hauz Khas Complex : A Heritage Walk.

Popular as ‘HKV’, in today’s modern lingo, known more for it’s upscale cafés, high end boutiques, antique shops and a bustling hangout was once a repository of culture and knowledge. This charming site has seen several twists and turns with time; it housed a water reservoir built by Alauddin Khilji, converted into a battlefield ushering the beginning of the Tughluq dynasty and got an uplifting during Feroze Shah Tughluq’s reign as he built a Madrasa; a seminary of international repute. It also became his final resting place.

On 9th December, we will walk down these incidents with walk leader, Aditya Pathak and will discuss the peculiar architectural innovations of the Firozian times, which laid the foundation of Indo Islamic architecture.
We’ll also discuss a conjectural reconstruction of the place

The primary structures to be covered in the walk :
● Hauz e Alai
● Madrasa e Feroz Shahi
● A Medieval mosque with innovative architecture
● University Buildings.
● Feroze Shah Tughluqs tomb.

Walk leader : Aditya Pathak
Catch him in action on his YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/adityapathakutube

Day and Date : 9th Dec’2018/Sunday

Timings : 9am to 11:30 am

Language : English/Hindi

Charges : ₹300

Contact number: 9818278665

Meeting Point : mein “Deer Park entrance (near Hauz Khas Village parking)”
Parking is available at the meeting Point.
The nearest metro station is Hauz Khas on the yellow line. Then take an auto to the meeting point. https://goo.gl/maps/PaG9YbRb4Go

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/364088394138826

Rose Garden : Greenzones of Delhi – Hauz Khas – Part 1

 

The Greenzones of Delhi is a series of nature walks where we explore the big beautiful green areas of the city. 💚 🌳🦋🌺 In this tour we will walk from Rose Garden to Deer Park while identifying flora and fauna plus the participants will learn how to play an important role for conserving our environment.🌱 The greenery which sustains us has been getting destroyed in the name of “development” and illegal encroachments, while all the compensatory plantations is just on paper, ultimately destroying our health and future.

 

#newdelhi #nature #adventure #exploration #wildlife #birdlover

Upcoming Heritage Walk : Hauz Khas Necropolis

Hauz Khas Necropolis – the fall of the Delhi Sultanate

Register here >> https://goo.gl/NDcZbR

“The city of Delhi, built hundreds of years ago, fought for, died for, coveted and desired, built, destroyed and rebuilt, for five and six and seven times, mourned and sung, raped and conquered, yet whole and alive.. Yet the city stands still intact, as do many more forts and tombs, and monuments, remnants and reminders of old Delhis, holding on to life with a tenacity and purpose which is beyond comprehension and belief.”
– Ahmed Ali, “Twilight in Delhi”

In the heart of one of the city’s upscale localities lie scattered remains of the Delhi Sultanate’s fascinating history. In an earlier walk we had explored the Hauz Khas complex, this time we shall walk through the Hauz Khas Necropolis, which holds a rich cultural and civizational heritage.

This coming Sunday we shall understand how ‘Tarabaabaad’, at its zenith flourished under the patronage of the Khilji and Tughluq era until Taimur’s invasion finally crippled the Sultanate paving the way for the Mughal era in coming years.

In this walk we will attempt to connect to that bygone era by visiting some of the remnants of this Necropolis –

●Daadi Poti ka maqbara
●Chhoti Gumti
●Sakri Gumti
●Barakhamba
●Bagh-e-Aalam ka Gumbad
●Kaali Gumti
●Hauz Khas lake
●Munda Gumbad


Walk Leader : Aditya Pathak

Language : English

Date: 15th April ‘2018, Sunday.

Time : 8:30AM to 11AM

Charges : ₹300

Meeting point: Outside the Green Park Free Church

Meeting Point Map: https://goo.gl/maps/hrapcHurNPr

Total Walking Distance: 2.5 km approx

Nearest Metro Station: Green Park Station (the meeting point is around 750 meters from the station)

Nearest Parking: Either the Green Park market or the parking near Deer Park. We will be walking from the church and ending the walk at the Lake. Please choose the parking accordingly.

For any queries write to us at – adaab@delhikaravan.com

Jahaanpanaah – Refuge of the world! (Episode 3)

History, Stories, Architecture and Ibn Batuta describing a “Samosa” back then in the 14th century !! All this and more in this final episode of our explorations at JAHAANPANAAH – the ruins at BIJAI MANDAL and the majestic BEGUMPUR MOSQUE!

Jahaanpanaah – Refuge of the world! (Episode 2)

In this second Episode of “Jahaanpanaah – refuge of the world” check out the TREASURE PITS of Tughluq era.. what the POETS of that era wrote in praise of the controversial king and about the “HAZAR SUTUN – the court of God” ..plus some trivia about the lesser known architect Zaheer-ud-din Al Jaayush. If you are in or around South Delhi.. pack your bags and do chk out the place..right behind the Hauz Khas Bus Terminal 🙂

Hauz Khas

Sharing a few snaps that we captured at the Hauz Khas Village complex. My sis, Arunima, helped me out with the camera work. The structures at this place are mostly from the era of Tughlaq and Lodhi dynasties.

Hauz Khas Collage

The complete set of photographs can be found at this link:

The Ruins at Hauz Khas