In this episode we go further inside the Mehrauli Archaeological Park exploring Dilkusha – Metcalfe’s pleasure-palace of sorts! We visit the place where, as a pat of re-landscaping the place, Metcalfe got a water stream redirected and also built a bridge and a boat house right next to a Mughal tomb!
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).
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