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!

Tomb of Khwaja Khizr and Travel fun!

Some travel-fun and foody moments at Pahalwan Dhaba, Murthal 🙂 AND..

Tomb of Khwaja Khizr, Sonipat – This beautiful tomb was built over the mortal remains of Khwaja Khizr, who rose to prominence during the reign of Ibrahim Lodi (1517-1526 AD). This tomb is among the very few monuments where ‘kankar’ blocks have been used along with red standstone. Standing on a high platform and reinforced with square protections at the corners, the tomb is approachable through wide stairs leading to its gateway.

Here’s a quick video tour of the Tomb!

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Tomb of Muhammad Ghaus and Tansen’s Memorial @ Gwalior, India

Recently visited this sandstone mausoleum of a sufi saint Shaikh Muhammad Ghaus designed on early Mughal architecture. A pleasant revealation that happened during our visit was that right next to this tomb lies the memorial dedicated to Miyaan Tansen – one of the most prominent Hindustani Classical musicians and a God figure for several musicians from this sub-continent! Shaikh Muhamad Ghaus was the Sufi master of Miyaan Tansen. Also, next to the place where this great musician rests in peace is the burial of Bilas Khan, Tansen‘s son who, as per a popular legend, is credited to have created the raagaBilaskhaani Todi“. It is said that Bilas composed the raga while grief-stricken at the wake itself, and that Tansen‘s corpse moved one hand in approval of the new melody!! It was a unique experience to be there 🙂

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The Heritage of Mehrauli – Part 2

In this part of the MEHRAULI HERITAGE films we visit the tomb of ADHAM KHAN, emperor Akbar’s foster brother.

This quick film discusses about the history of this monument, the structure as such and a few popular beliefs and stories associated with the same.

Exploring the Tughluqabad Fort

Here’s our latest Heritage Walk film 🙂 It’s the mammoth TUGHLUQABAD FORT this time that we visited in Dec 2012. The film showcases in detail most of structures, ruins, etc that lie behind the gigantic walls of this fort and also the walk-leader discusses, in detail, the stories and history associated with the same.

Tughluqabad is a 14th century capital of Delhi (India). The remains of this massive complex stretch as far as the eye can see. It includes a royal tomb which once stood in a lake, palace buildings, dungeons and a secret escape route !

BON VOYAGE !! 🙂