Metcalfe’s Folly and Dilkush – Mehrauli Archaeological Park (Episode 4)

In this new episode of our Heritage Walk series to the Mehrauli Archaeological Park (New Delhi, India) we take you back to the 19th Century India. Standing beneath this very British looking Folly, today known as Metcalfe’s Folly (near the Jamali-Kamali mosque), we discuss about the times of the helpless Mughal court of Bahadur Shah Zafar and the British ambassador/resident at the Mughal court – Thomas Metcalfe. We also discuss about how he got this piece of land re-landscaped as his pleasure-palace or a weekend-retreat perhaps! Metcalfe fondly named this place as Dilkush (or Dilkusha).

Check this video out to know more 🙂

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