Heritage Walk at Chirag Dilli (Dargah and Bahlol Lodhi tomb)

In this tour we take you through the seldom explored alleys of Delhi .. in the neighborhood of the Saket malls .. Chirag Dilli !! Experience one of the most tranquil Sufi Dargah and discover the hidden tomb of a Bahlol Lodhi!

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Qila Rai Pithora

A quick glimpse at the fort ruins, the library and the dargah of Sufi Hzt Syed Saeed Ahmad Mustafa Hashmi within this beautiful park complex! Happy Exploring 🙂

Ruins at Sherpur and Khiljipur village near Ranthambhore!

After the awesome visit to Ranthambhore Fort and the Tiger reserve we headed towards the nearby villages outside the Fort complex – Khiljipur and Sherpur. We explored some lesser known ruins and old structures like gateways, step wells, medieval places of worship etc here. Also, we met the locals there who welcomed us with warmth and befriended so many children there who followed us throughout the walk 🙂 Despite the poverty and lack of basic amenities the local seemed to be really loving and caring…and the kids also happily gave us tangy dried raw-mangoes to relish 🙂 After the village visit we also went to a nearby graveyard complex of sorts that seemed to be the royal graveyard since medieval times. There have been some restoration work done there but most of the structures are yet to be identified in terms if exact dates and people associated with them. Hope you’ll like this voyage 🙂 Happy Exploring!

Garhi Padhavali Temple Ruins (video)

In the next episode of Exploring Heritage at Gwalior & Morena we bring to you the magnificent Garhi Padhavali from Morena. This was once the biggest temple in Northern India and was later also used as a fortress! Happy Exploring 🙂

To visit the place on Google Maps click here.

Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb – Mehrauli Archaeological Park (Episode 3)

In this episode we visit the Mosque and Tomb of JAMALI-KAMALI.

Shaikh Fazlullah (pen name – Jamali) was a Sufi mystic, a poet and a traveller from the early 16th century. One of his known works include a book, a kind of biography of various Sufi saints of Medieval India. Jamali was also the court poet and teacher of Sikander Lodhi and also early Mughal rulers of medieval times.

Kamali is popularly believed to be a close companion of the Sufi saint.

This mosque is a very good example of Indo-Islamic architecture and the tomb still houses within the original colorful tile and plaster work from medieval times!

We also discuss about the recent controversies associated with this place and see glimpses of the royal burial adjoining this Sufi shrine.

Jamali-Kamali is also known to be one of the haunted places in Delhi, however, we didn’t sense anything ghostly during our visit that day ..luckily 🙂

Hope you’ll enjoy this episode. Happy Exploring!! 🙂

Exploring Satpula – Episode 4

In this episode we explore the architecture of the Satpula dam and some more stories and anecdotes 🙂

Khirki Masjid and Satpula – Episode 3

In this episode of the Khirki Masjid video series – the architecture of this place and some more stories and anecdotes 🙂