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Dargah Hazrat Nizamuddin

‘The fire of your separation has burnt our hearts; The Storm of desire to meet you has ravaged our lives’ (‘Ae Aatish e furaqaat dil ha kabab kardah; Selaab a ishtiqat khanaha kharab karda’) Thus greeted Baba Farid at his Ajodhan khankah in m...
by My Heritage Walks on Feb 16, 2015

The Chandni Chowk No One Remembers

The Past is another country. Warmed by the kindly sunshine, we explored Chandni Chowk of Old Delhi.. the city of the majestic Qila Mubarak, the Jama Masjid, the moon-lit avenue that Shah Jahan and Jahanara built like titans but finished like jewelers...
by My Heritage Walks on Feb 11, 2015

Unraveling the Invisible Jewels in the neighborhood of Old Fort

We walked along a small patch of the ‘Sadak-e-Azam’ or ‘UttaraPatha’ road from Mauryan times, rebuilt by Sher Shah Suri, and considerably upgraded by the British.. and explored few interesting sites that once dotted the river banks of Yamuna...
by My Heritage Walks on Feb 2, 2015

Tughluqabad: The Sultan of Soul vs The Savior of Islam

“One who serves becomes the master” – Nizamuddin Auliya In the center of sprawling south Delhi, lies the massive Tughluqabad fort in six square kilometers of desolation, its major part still un-encroached by flames of the expanding megapolis wh...
by My Heritage Walks on Jan 18, 2015

Phoolwalon Ki Sair

Coinciding with the 202nd edition of the historic Phoolwalon ki sair, the walk started at Yogmaya temple and ending at Jharna in the Mehrauli village –somewhat in the reverse direction to the actual procession path. The procession of the pankhas, k...
by My Heritage Walks on Jan 14, 2015

A walk in the Mehrauli Ruins

Mehrauli archaeological park is littered with monuments from almost all phases of Delhi’s history, and it represents 1000 years of continuous occupation starting from Lal Kot  built by Tomar Rajputs in 1060 AD, upto British Raj. Balban’s Tomb: B...
by My Heritage Walks on Jan 13, 2015

In Search of Muhammad-bin-Tughluq

Muhammed-bin-Tughlaq, often dismissed as a mad genius, was undoubtedly the most learned emperor of the Sultanate era, having mastery over Persian, Arabic, Turkish & Sanskrit & had a knack for original ideas far ahead of his times. His decisio...
by My Heritage Walks on Jan 12, 2015

Hauz Khas – The 14th century ‘Knowledge City’

As one explores the Hauz Khas ruins, the first one is the Poti ( Grand Daughter’s) and Dadi ( Grand mother’s) tomb -Royal tombs for sure – the bigger one built in Lodi period & the smaller one in Tughlaq period. One more tomb, a...
by My Heritage Walks on Jan 12, 2015

Purana Qila

As Lutyen designed the Viceroy house/’Rashtrapati Bhavan’ on the Raisina Hills, he integrated it with old architectural highlights of the so-called-necropolis in perfect alignment. As the Viceroy would look around from the hill-top mansion, the V...
by My Heritage Walks on Jan 11, 2015

1857 Uprising: Northern Ridge

The wintery morning walk at the Ridge, where the 1857 rebellion was played out in a do-or-die battle deciding the fate of India..was as if re-reading the “The Last Mughal” by the ultimate authority on 1857 -William Dalrymple Zafar’s Vat...
by My Heritage Walks on Jan 11, 2015


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