Khalji’s Madrasa and Tomb at Qutub Complex, Mehrauli, Delhi

A quick tour of Alauddin Khilji’s madrasa and tomb complex within the Qutub complex!

Alai Darwaza and Imam Zamin’s tomb

The Alai Darwaza is the main gateway from southern side of the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque. It was built by the second Khilji Sultan of Delhi, Ala-ud-din Khilji in 1311 AD. It is considered to be one of the most important buildings built in the Delhi sultanate period. With its pointed arches and spearhead of fringes, identified as lotus buds, it adds grace to the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque to which it served as an entrance.

The episode also features the Tomb of Imam Zamin. More info >> here

Happy exploring 🙂

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 🙂

Where Stones Speak – Book Launch and Heritage Walk at the Qutub Complex

Where Stones Speak – by Rana Safvi : Book Launch and Heritage Walk at the Qutub Complex

Happy Exploring 🙂