Mehrauli heritage walk, 29 Nov 2009

November 30, 2009 in Delhi Heritage Walks,DHW,Heritage Walks,Mehrauli Archaeological Park,Mehrauli Archaeological Park Heritage Walks | Comments (6)

With a great group to interact with, this heritage walk was a lot of fun. Here are the pics of the walk. We had 2 very young kids as guests. Check out their photograph.

And as always is the case with Mehrauli Archaeological Park, most managed to get lost on their way here. This happens without fail. People are always somewhere around the place but it takes a while to get to the Park. The signage is a wreck, this time we found it dumped upside down in a ditch along the main road. A little maintenance by civic authorities & less vandalism by locals would go a long way in preserving Mehrauli’s heritage. The Park’s diversity never ceases to amaze. Almost a thousand years of history, incredible stories about characters associated with these ruins & great views. The earliest surviving building in India which uses the true arch (Balban’s tomb), the beautiful tomb complex of Jamali, follies by Metcalfe, tomb converted into a pleasure retreat (Dilkusha) & dovecot converted into a boathouse, baoli of masons… this Park has it all.

(posted by Kanika Singh & Rajesh Ranjan, team members, Delhi Heritage Walks)

Mehrauli Village Heritage Walk


6 Responses to “Mehrauli heritage walk, 29 Nov 2009”

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  1. Comment by Akshay Nagpal — November 30, 2009 at 10:55 am  

    Kanika – It was a wonderful walk especially with your special anecdotes! Thanks a lot! Looking forward to take more heritage walks around Delhi!

  2. Comment by niranjan — November 30, 2009 at 1:14 pm  

    how can one download walk pictures?

  3. Comment by Namrata — November 30, 2009 at 8:00 pm  

    It was an amazing experience. i was really quite taken with the Rajon ke Baoli…couldn’t imagine that a structure so old and so beautiful was right next door!!! really want to thank Kanika for leading the walk. it was a great sunday morning.

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