“Khidki se Dilli” – Exploring the lesser-known trail

Saket, which is now synonymous with glitzy malls, global brands, and a swankier lifestyle, was once dotted by beautiful medieval structures stretching from the Qutub to Chirag Delhi, comprising of the fourth city of Delhi – “Jahanpanah”.

Delhi Karavan will take you to the unknown alleys of the Khirki Village, where the Khirki Masjid, ‘The Window Mosque’ still stands tall amidst a crowd of urbanity, like a breath of fresh air! The next stop would be Sheikh Yusuf Katal Tomb. Still off the usual heritage circuit, this 16th century Lodhi era tomb is hidden away and even difficult to locate on Google. We shall further move to the Satpula Dam, the seven arched waterways of the medieval period, showing the excellent canal system that existed during the Tughlaq’s Sultanate. Experience with us the aesthetic beauty of symmetry of these structures, the multitude of domes and the peace which surrounds the otherwise busy streets and traffic of the posh locales of South Delhi.

If time and logistics permit, we shall also attempt to visit the nearby Dargah of Chiragh e Dehlvi.

Places to be covered:

*Shaykh Usman Saiyah Tomb
* Khirki Masjid
* Sheikh Yusuf Katal Tomb
* Satpula
* Dargah of Roshan E Chirag Dehlvi (if time permits)

Total walking 3.5km

DAY, DATE & TIME: Sunday, 16th Dec, 2018, 9am to 12 noon
MEETING POINT: Main entrance of Select City Walk Mall

Language: Hindustani (Hindi)Urdu)

CHARGES: Rs. 300 per person

In case of any dikkat, please call us at 9818278665.

ESSENTIALS TO CARRY/WEAR:
1) Dress comfortably but conservatively keeping in mind the local religious sentiments because, if time permits, we may visit Chiragh Dilli Dargah . No shorts and skirts allowed. Also, please carry something to cover your head if you wish to go to the dargah
2) A bottle of water.

HOW TO REACH:
Nearest metro station is Malviya Nagar. A quick auto rickshaw ride from there will get you to the meeting point.
Please note that parking of vehicles might pose an issue as there’s no public parking space available (except for that of the malls), please consider the same in case you’re driving down.

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Jahanpanah (Bijai Mandal) : a medieval capital city in Delhi

A mystically tranquil medieval capital city hidden amidst the modern day chaos of Begumpur and Kalu Sarai areas!!

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Iron Pillar and other prominent architectural aspects @ Qutub

Ever wondered how “Delhi” got its name? ..ok..sample this.. “कीली तो ‘ढीली’ भई तोमर भए मतहीन ” ..rings a bell ??

Ok ..watch this quick episode about the IRON PILLAR @ Qutub Complex and the stories associated with it and you’ll know the answer 🙂 There’s also a discussion about the architectural techniques of medieval times! Happy Exploring 🙂

Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque @ Qutub Complex!

The Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque (meaning the ‘Might of Islam’) is known to be one of the oldest and ancient mosques that survived through the centuries and a definite sight to behold. In this quick episode..discover the historical and architectural aspects associated with this unique structure! Happy Exploring 🙂

The tomb of Iltutmish @ Qutub Complex

In this episode – the beautiful tomb of Iltutmish and the historical and architectural significance associated with it! Happy Exploring 🙂

The Alai Minar @ Qutub Complex

The story of an ambitious Sultan and his unfinished minaret from the medieval times 🙂

The Qutub Complex : An introduction (video)

An introduction to the Qutub Complex and the various monuments and places of interest that the complex houses within!

This complex houses the famous minaret, the Qutub Minar and several other historical and architectural gems built during the medieval times. Apart from the Qutub Minar, the Indo-Islamic architecture and the beautiful calligraphy all around the complex are noteworthy!

So now, without using more words, lemme just take you on a virtual heritage walk to this grand and royal complex from medieval India 🙂

In this first episode of this multi-part series we introduce you to the political and cultural situation in this part of the world during medieval times and also give you a glimpse of the various monuments and structures situated within the Qutub Complex!

Happy Exploring 🙂