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Phoolwalon Ki Sair: Festival of Flower Sellers, 26 & 27 oct13

November 6, 2013 in DHW,Heritage Walks,Mehrauli Village,Mehrauli Village Heritage Walks,Walking Tour | Comments (0)

This heritage walk coincides with the Festival of Flower Sellers (Phoolwalon ki Sair) organised every year in Delhi. We shared stories of the festival, its history, its performance & visited sites in Mehrauli village where the festival was held. Two key sites in the Sair are Yogmaya Temple & dargah of Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki. The festival involves offering a chadar (sheet) of flowers at the dargah & pankha (fan) of flowers at the temple. (more…)


Stories of medieval Delhi, through a heritage walk in Mehrauli, 7july 13

July 11, 2013 in Delhi Heritage Walks,DHW,Heritage sites in Delhi,Heritage Walks,Mehrauli Archaeological Park,Mehrauli Archaeological Park Heritage Walks,Mehrauli Village Heritage Walks,Monuments of Delhi,Walking Tour | Comments (0)

One of the lesser known sites of Delhi, this 100 acres green land has 70 odd monuments scattered around. The reason why Mehrauli Archaeological Park fascinates history lovers is because of its wild, un-kept look interspersed with monuments dating back from the first fortified capital, Lal Kot up till British period. The first monument we covered on this heritage walk was built by one of the powerful ‘slave kings’, Sultan Balban. (more…)


A trail of many centuries: heritage walk in Mehrauli Village, 30 June 13

July 5, 2013 in Delhi Heritage Walks,DHW,Heritage sites in Delhi,Heritage Walks,Mehrauli Archaeological Park Heritage Walks,Mehrauli Village,Mehrauli Village Heritage Walks,Monuments of Delhi,Walking Tour | Comments (1)

Mehrauli Village is one of the more unusual trudges in our list of heritage walks. It is a historic village, the first cities of Delhi came up here, & there is plenty of evidence of prehistoric settlements on the ridge area where Mehrauli area if one is careful enough to look.

Our walk this Sunday covered some of the medieval monuments which stand hidden among modern construction in Mehrauli. We meet at Adam Khan’s tomb which is the most prominent building here. (more…)


Heritage walk to Mehrauli Archaeological Park, 2 June 13

June 13, 2013 in Delhi Heritage Walks,DHW,Heritage sites in Delhi,Heritage Walks,Mehrauli Archaeological Park,Mehrauli Archaeological Park Heritage Walks,Mehrauli Village Heritage Walks,Monuments of Delhi,Walking Tour | Comments (0)

Mehrauli Archaeological Park is one of the most interesting trails in Delhi. The route covers an archaeological site, the tomb of Sultan Balban, Jamali Kamali mosque & tomb, Thomas Metcalfe’s estate called Dilkusha (which consisted of a boathouse, Metcalfe’s follies, Mohd Quli Khan’s tomb converted into a residence) and a step well by the name Rajon ki Baoli. The walk was conducted by Kanika Singh & Kavita Singh, team members, Delhi Heritage Walks.


Many layers of Delhi’s history: heritage walk in Mehrauli Village, 21 Apr13

April 29, 2013 in Delhi Heritage Walks,DHW,Heritage Walks,Mehrauli Village,Mehrauli Village Heritage Walks,Walking Tour | Comments (0)

The neighborhood of Mehrauli is a delight for a lover of history, for someone who revels in looking under the multiple layers of time. Mehrauli is the area where the first cities of Delhi came up & even when the capital shifted this area was never abandoned. Which means that as dynasties came & went, politics changed, the river shifted course, Mehrauli continued to be inhabited. So understanding the development in Mehrauli, its changes, helps us understand Delhi. (more…)