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 🙂

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 🙂

The majestic GWALIOR FORT and MAAN SINGH PALACE (Video trip)

The fort and palace are grand and boast of great architecture, engineering and artwork in every bit and corner! One has to be there to experience the royal ways and charms and also the heroic stories of the battlefields… till then check out the video and get inspired to pack your bags for Gwalior next vacation 🙂 Happy exploring!

Siddhachal Jain Temple Caves – Monoliths and Carvings at Gwalior

On the way up to the Gwalior fort the road climbs through a wooded gorge called the Urwahi valley. Facing it, and carved into the soaring sandstone cliff, are the imposing ‘Jain‘ monoliths that depict the Teerthankars. The Sanskrit/Hindi word “Teerth” means a destination situated at the bank of a river and “Teerthankar” would mean someone who enables a traveller to reach this destination. Symbolizing the flow of existence as a flowing river, “Teerthankar” would essentially mean an enlightened master who helps fellow beings in crossing the river and reaching the ‘destination’. The monolith statues are believed to have been carved in the 15th century under the patronage of a Tomar king.

For a video tour to these massive monoliths please see >> this post!

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More info about the carvings: http://www.touristlink.com/india/jain-monoliths-gwalior/overview.html

NEELA HAUZ : Exploring Sanjay Van – Qila Lal Kot – Episode 5

In this episode we visit one of the channels of the ancient pond NEELA HAUZ! We discuss about the stories and history associated with this place, the times of Tomars, the Sultanate era of Delhi and also the modern day situation of this waterbody. Hope you’ll like this green little ecosystem right in the heart of Delhi..adorned with so many Historic and Heritage sites around! Happy Exploring 🙂

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Exploring Sanjay Van : Qila Lal Kot – Episode 2 (South-Central Ridge – Delhi)

RUINS from the days of Prithviraj Chauhan – QILA LAL KOT.. an enigmatic HAMAAM amidst a lush green city-forest .. and more awesomeness from these hidden Haunted greens of Delhi in this episode!

Qutub Minar – Episode 2

In this episode we bring to you the beautiful Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, the Qutb Minar, the Iron Pillar, the Alai Darwaz, Imam Zamim’s Tomb and much more. Happy Exploring!