Explore Delhi – Old Fort (Purana Qila)

In the series we talk about the importance of Purana Qila or the Old Fort in Delhi and the role it played in many different eras of Delhi.

The Old Fort or the Purana Qila in Delhi (just opposite Pragati Maidan; and the location where the Zoological Gardens of Delhi) is probably the best example which shows the city of Delhi through different eras. … More Explore Delhi – Old Fort (Purana Qila)

Explore Delhi – Old Fort (Purana Qila) #4 – The Other structures

The Old Fort or the Purana Qila in Delhi is probably the best example which shows the city of Delhi through different eras. Along with the mosque, gateways and Mughal Emperor Humayun’s library cum observatory many smaller structures are still existing and worth a visit. … More Explore Delhi – Old Fort (Purana Qila) #4 – The Other structures

Explore Delhi – Structures in Lodhi Gardens #2 – Sheesh Gumbad

An architectural marvel , showing advanced understanding of dome construction using the principal of an arch and the transformation and transition of a square to a circle through use of squinches and corbels. A structure belonging to the Sikandar Lodi era… … More Explore Delhi – Structures in Lodhi Gardens #2 – Sheesh Gumbad

Explore Delhi – Structures in Lodhi Gardens #1 -Athpula bridge, Mosque and enclosed Rose Garden with a gateway

Many of us would have visited Lodhi Garden or would be visiting Lodhi Garden for our morning walks, or those lazy family picnics or for those brief moments to satiate our carnal desires, but did we ever realise the historical importance of this place. A green belt or lungs of Delhi, Lodhi Garden deserve to be talked about in details. It’s interesting to note how a royal burial ground of the past became the favourite gardens of today. … More Explore Delhi – Structures in Lodhi Gardens #1 -Athpula bridge, Mosque and enclosed Rose Garden with a gateway

Walking in the Footsteps of the revolutionaries of 1857 in Lucknow Part 1

A walk through all the important locations in Lucknow which in some or other way played an important role in the revolution of 1857

A journey through the 167 year old legacy and unsung legends.

This is a series and this is part 1 of the series.
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Explore Lucknow – Hussainabad Clock Tower (Ghantaa Ghar), an unknown Gem

Did you know that Lucknow has a clock tower which was built to erase out what ever was Indian and  introduce and enforce European concepts, a step to further strengthen the colonial footprints.

Do you know that the architect who popularly has been attributed to designing this clock tower in reality does not exist.

A case of mistaken identity or just pure ignorance …… … More Explore Lucknow – Hussainabad Clock Tower (Ghantaa Ghar), an unknown Gem