Exploring the Tughluqabad Fort

Here’s our latest Heritage Walk film 🙂 It’s the mammoth TUGHLUQABAD FORT this time that we visited in Dec 2012. The film showcases in detail most of structures, ruins, etc that lie behind the gigantic walls of this fort and also the walk-leader discusses, in detail, the stories and history associated with the same.

Tughluqabad is a 14th century capital of Delhi (India). The remains of this massive complex stretch as far as the eye can see. It includes a royal tomb which once stood in a lake, palace buildings, dungeons and a secret escape route !

BON VOYAGE !! 🙂

MEHRAULI VILLAGE – Photographs

Sharing a few snaps that we captured during a Heritage-Walk to Mehrauli Village, Delhi, India. There are several interesting places to explore out there and each one has unique stories associated. Some of the places we visited are – Adam Khan’s tomb, Shahidi sthan (Banda Bahadur), Qutub Sahab/Hazrat Bakhtiyar Kaki Dargah, Gandhak ki Baoli, Yogmaya Mandir, Hijron ki khankah, Zafar Mahal, Hauz-i-Shamsi, Jahaaz Mahal and Jharna. We’ve filmed the whole experience as well and will try and share the video version soon. Till then please find the complete bunch of photographs here (click on the image below) :

Mehrauli

1857 Uprising: Kashmiri Gate and Neighbourhood

Join us as we explore the Kashmere Gate Area (New Delhi, India) in this video ..and the lives of various people and events associated to the REVOLT OF 1857. This place is a rich hub adorned with many hidden heritage sites associated to the revolt. In this quick film we’ll explore some of these like.. Nicholson’s Cemetery – Kashmere Gate – St. James Church – Telegraph Office Memorial – India Magazine – William Fraser’s bungalow – Bengali Club – Old St. Stephen’s College building – Fakhr ul Masjid mosque – Dara Shukhoh’s Library and much more. Cheers!

Tughlaqabad Fort

Ever wondered what lies behind those mammoth walls of the TUGHLAQABAD FORT on the Mehrauli-Badarpur Road (Delhi) !! We bring you the view from the other side of the walls.

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Please explore the album attached below for the complete bunch of snaps.

Photos by me and my friend Aditya Sharma.

Thanks!

 

Tughlaqabad Fort Delhi

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

Lodhi Gardens – Heritage Walk

Here’s a video blog of our walk across The LODHI GARDENS, New Delhi, India.

The film showcases the various historical monuments located at the garden with the walk-leader explaining the architecture and also the history of the Lodhi and Syyed Dynasties (Sayyid Dynasty) and the British rule in India. The complete film is split into 5 parts and each part has been named aptly as Part 1of5, Part 2of5..and so on. The sequenced playlist is embedded below.

The monuments/places of interest showcased in this 5 part video series are as follows- Mohammad Shah Sayyid’s Tomb, Khaerpur village, Sikander Lodhi’s Tomb, Sheesh Gumbad, Bada Gumbad (The Big Dome), Bada Gumbad Masjid (The Big Dome Mosque), Butterfly conservatory, other Architectural works of the Sayyids and Lodhis from the 15th century.

Mehrauli Archaeological Park

For explorers and folks who love Monuments, Archaeology, Excursions, Architecture, Aesthetics and other associated aspects – here’s an elaborate video-blog/film where we’ll together explore the awesome MEHRAULI ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK in Delhi. It’s a full length film covering most of the aspects of this Heritage area with historical facts very beautifully told by the narrator. Chk out. Feel free to share with more explorers. Cheers 🙂

PS: I’ve also created an all new music track called “The Sultanate Groove” esp for this film. Hope you’ll enjoy it 🙂

Here’s a list of interesting places that you’ll witness on this walk:

Mehrauli Archaeological Park, Quli Khan’s Tomb, Balban’s Tomb, Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tombs, Metcalfe’s Folly, Rajon ki Baoli

and here’s a timeline-wise break-up of the same:

@00:01 – Intro to Mehrauli Archaeological Park
@04:40 – Balban’s Tomb
@12:39 – Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tombs
@13:48 – Metcalfe’s Folly
@16:48 — Metcalfe’s Estate
@20:46 — Md. Quli Khan’s Tomb
@23:35 — Adham Khan’s Tomb
@25:34 — Rajon ki Baoli
@33:22 – Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tombs