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!

Bhatta Falls, Old Hydro-electric Power Station and more – MUSSOORIE & LANDOUR Episode 2 (video)

One of the oldest Hydro-electric Power Plants, Bhatta Falls, Limestone Quarries and much more in Episode 2 of Heritage Explorations at MUSSOORIE & LANDOUR 🙂 Happy Exploring!!

The ‘mithaai-wala’ at Nizamuddin basti : Gaajar Halwa and Imarti :)

The local sweets vendor at the Nizamuddin basti! Didn’t try the sweets myself.. but the Gaajar Halwaa seemed to be a local favorite there 🙂

nizamuddin dargah

MEHRAULI VILLAGE – Photographs

Sharing a few snaps that we captured during a Heritage-Walk to Mehrauli Village, Delhi, India. There are several interesting places to explore out there and each one has unique stories associated. Some of the places we visited are – Adam Khan’s tomb, Shahidi sthan (Banda Bahadur), Qutub Sahab/Hazrat Bakhtiyar Kaki Dargah, Gandhak ki Baoli, Yogmaya Mandir, Hijron ki khankah, Zafar Mahal, Hauz-i-Shamsi, Jahaaz Mahal and Jharna. We’ve filmed the whole experience as well and will try and share the video version soon. Till then please find the complete bunch of photographs here (click on the image below) :

Mehrauli