New Delhi Ancient Ruins

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New Delhi Ancient Ruins

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  • Dishika12
    New Delhi, India16 contributions
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    Feels like hiking in greenery, you will see a rose garden too. Wearing comfortable shoes is advisable. You can enjoy delicious foof in its cafe inside. Park have a free entry but have a ticket fee for entry in cafe and tomb area.
    Written 3 April 2024
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  • eesha r
    New Delhi, India3 contributions
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    amazing fort and very big too! One can see many imposing ruins inside the fort and it looks creepy too because its vast and isolated areas. Plus the fort is said to be cursed by a local sufi saint too...so guys get some adrenaline and visit this lesser known fort
    Written 30 January 2024
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  • JoyBose
    Bengaluru, India377 contributions
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    It's an unfinished minar but a much wider scale and circumference than qutub minar. Only one floor was completed. One can only guess by looking at it, how big it would have been. It's a massive stone structure.
    Written 24 January 2021
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  • Jovial Holiday
    New Delhi, India101 contributions
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    The grand fort of the Feroz Shah Kotla Fort Delhi is very unusual because of its number of peculiarities. You can visit amazing sites like Baoli, gardens, and monuments like Masjid around the Feroz Shah Kotla Fort.
    Written 6 February 2020
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  • Madhulika L
    Noida, India6,315 contributions
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    The Hauz Khas complex is synonymous with Hauz Khas District Park, Hauz Khas Village, and (to some people) even the Deer Park. The complex is centred around (and named for) the ‘Hauz Khas’, or ‘royal water tank’, a huge artificial lake that was originally excavated in the 13th century CE by the Delhi Sultan Alauddin Khalji to provide water for the new city he built at Siri. In the 14th century, Firuz Shah Tughlaq constructed a massive madarsa (school of higher education) around the hauz, and also built his own tomb in the midst of the madarsa buildings.

    Today, the hauz and its surrounding park (which is also connected to the large deer park next door) are great for walks, and for exploring nature. The hauz attracts some migratory birds in the spring, and even otherwise, because there’s lots of greenery here, you can see everything from barbets to hornbills, parakeets and peafowl here. Entry to the Hauz Khas monuments (the madarsa, Firuz Shah’s tomb, and the ancillary buildings) used to be possible through stairs connecting to the banks of the hauz, but these have been closed off, and you can now enter the historical complex only through the main gate, which lies at the end of Hauz Khas Village.

    Hauz Khas Village is the dining/entertainment/shopping hub of this area: it is laid out on both sides of the road leading past Deer Park and to the madarsa complex. There are dozens of restaurants, boutiques, cafés, homestays and more here, and it’s quite hip and happening all through the day and late into the night.
    Written 1 April 2024
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  • rupeshbits
    New Delhi, India330 contributions
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    It is one of beautiful architecture which you will really love to see once. It's a small historical place but it's architecture is amazing. but unfortunately it is the neglected one. t is tomb of Abdul Rahim Khan-e-Khana (17 December 1556 – 1627), also known as Rahim was a poet who lived during the rule of Mughal emperor Akbar.
    Written 31 May 2018
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  • Pardip
    Patna, India128 contributions
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    A good land mark and a very historical place,it was building by the mughal emperor akbar sah but completed by bshadur sah zafar, its architectural is great
    Written 28 December 2019
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  • Madhulika L
    Noida, India6,315 contributions
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    Razia Sultan (CE 1205-1240) was the only woman to sit on the throne of Delhi, having been named successor by her father, Iltutmish. Razia’s reign was a short one, since she had to battle a powerful clique of nobility at the court in Delhi, as well as external enemies. She was eventually defeated in battle and forced to flee, eventually dying in Kaithal, near Karnal.

    One would have expected Razia’s tomb, given that she was a Sultan, to be more impressive—and more close to where she had ruled (which would have been around the Mehrauli area). However, possibly because of the proximity of the tomb of the Sufi mystic Turkman Bayabani (the graves of holy people being believed to confer blessings on the area around them), she was buried here, fairly far to the north of where she ruled from.

    The tomb itself is unimpressive: instead of a domed roof (or any sort of roof), there is just a small walled enclosure with two cenotaphs, both made of random rubble masonry—no ornamentation, nothing to indicate that this is the last resting place of a Sultan. One grave is Razia’s, the other is unidentified but local legend has it that this is the grave of Razia’s sister Sazia. Beside the cenotaphs, to one side, is a small mosque which has been built fairly recently. If you’re entering the mosque area, make sure you remove your footwear.

    Getting to Razia’s Tomb is a little convoluted, but the locals are well aware of where it is, and how to get there: remember to ask for Bulbulikhana, which is the exact name of the neighbourhood where the tomb stands.
    Written 31 December 2019
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  • Nom Nom Diaries
    New Delhi, India38 contributions
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    Interior of Alai Darwaza, resembling Timber ornamentation, Qutb complex.
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    Alai Darwaza - A small sandstone structure in the Qutub Complex.
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    What: The Alai Darwaza
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    info: The Alai Darwaza is a magnificent gateway built by Ala-ud-din Khilji of the Delhi Sultanate,
    having exquisite inlaid marble decorations and latticed stone screens.
    It highlights the remarkable artisanship of Turkish and local artisans who worked on it.
    The Alai Darwaza was an important part of the project undertaken by Ala-ud-din Khilji in his quest to decorate the Qutab complex. .

    More: The Alai Darwaza is a perfect specimen of architecture belonging to the period of the Delhi Sultanate. It was built in 1311, by Ala-ud-din-Khilji, of the Khilji dynasty (which ruled the Delhi Sultanate from AD 1290 to AD 1316). The Alai Darwaza was a part of Ala-ud-din-Khilji’s extension of the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque. It was one of the four grand gateways; the other three could not be completed because of the death of Ala-ud-din in AD 1316.
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    Where: Next to Qutub Minar
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    Nearest Metro Station: Qutub Metro Station. 2 Km Away
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    How to Reach: After Metro, You can opt a Sharing Auto by paying Rs 10/ or you can opt Ola/Uber cab Rs 50/-
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    Entrance Fee: Rs 30 for Indian Rs 500 For foreigners.
    (DSLR and Selfie Sticks are allow free of cost but Camera stand isn't allow)
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    Timing: Sunrise to Sunset
    Written 10 August 2020
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  • Kumar S
    New Delhi, India420 contributions
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    Satpula was an excellent water storage system and reservoir build during Mughal era. The dam still stands, though is in dire need of conservation.
    Written 26 May 2018
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  • Arindam Sarkar
    New Delhi, India283 contributions
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    Well maintained, clean place,l in almost centre of Dwarka.
    Not very big.
    Good place to visit for about 30 mins.
    More so as such places are rare in west Delhi (although abundant in Central and south delhi).
    Written 4 October 2021
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  • shek2005
    Mumbai, India809 contributions
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    This is the structure which is located within the Red Fort complex .. the local did explain very well on the history
    Written 30 January 2019
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK1,85,717 contributions
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    This structure was originally a cupola to replace the one that was atop the Qutub Minar, but damage by lightning and earthquake. It was later decided that the design of the cupola did match the design of the tower, so it was taken off and moved to its current location in the gardens.

    So in the end, it’s doubly folly.
    Written 28 December 2019
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  • Madhulika L
    Noida, India6,315 contributions
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    One of the most prominent historical structures next to the Hauz Khas lake—besides the madrasa and Firoz Shah Tughlaq’s tomb, that is—is Munda Gumbad. Instead of being part of the madrasa complex (which is now a ticketed complex), Munda Gumbad is situated diagonally across from the madrasa and lies within the Hauz Khas District Park Area. Munda Gumbad sits atop a low hill, with large trees growing all around it.

    Although most people associate Munda Gumbad only with the great view and the fact that the surrounding lawns are good for picnics, this is also an interesting historical structure. Built in the Khalji era, this is the tomb of unidentified nobleman and was once topped by a dome - which has since collapsed, which is why the name ('munda' in this case means 'headless').

    Interestingly, Munda Gumbad once marked the centre of the Hazu Khas water tank, which had been excavated by Alauddin Khalji. Just by that, you can guess how huge the tank initially was, and how much it's shrunk ever since.
    Written 31 December 2019
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