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Photowalk - Hauz Khas with Raza Rumi
04 Aug, 2013 - 09:30 AM to 04 Aug, 2013 - 12:30 PM
4 Aug, 2013
09:30 AM-12:30 PM
Hauz Khas [
1 Kms. of total walking
Nearest Metro: Green Park (1.74 Km.)
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Vikramjit Singh Rooprai
In this week's Heritage Photowalk, we will explore the Madrasa near Hauz-i-Alai (Hauz Khas) and the Tomb of Sultan Feroz Shah Tughlaq. Special thing about this walk is that this time, a special guest from our neghbouring country is visiting us to share his views about Delhi.
Janab Raza Rumi
, the famous Pakistani journalist and analyst, who visited Delhi around 2007 found the similarities between Delhi and Lahore. His impressions of Delhi were collaborated in form of a Book titled "Delhi by heart, impressions of a Pakistani Traveller". I have seen so much in Delhi, but this book took me to a journey, on which I have never been. I was amazed to see the level of research that would have went into writing such an masterpiece.
We are honored that Janab Raza Rumi agreed to pay us a visit during our walk and share his experience in Delhi. We have requested him to talk about his book and what similarities he finds between Delhi and Lahore.
About the Monument:
Hauz-i-Alai was established as the water source for newly established Dar-ul-Khilafat (now called Siri Fort) by Alauddin Khilji. Later a Mosque and a Madrasa was built on one of it's corner. Feroz Shah Tughlaq, who originally commissioned Lal Gumbad in Malviya Nagar as his burial place but later gave it to a renowned disciple of Khwaja Nasiruddin Chirag Dehlvi (ra) and picked Hauz Khas as his final resting place.
How to Reach
If coming by Metro: Get down at Green Park Metro Station. Take an auto/rikshaw and ask the driver to drop you at the Hauz Khas Village (Monument) If coming by Bus: It is a 900 mts walk from Hauz Khas Bus Stop (near Aurobindo Market). But walk is loaded with photo oppurtunities with monuments like Dadi-Poti, Bara Khamba, Chhoti Gumti, Sakri Gumti and a beautiful Temple. If coming by Car/Bike: Coming from AIIMS, take a U-Turn from Aurobindo Market Red Light and take left from Aurobindo Market. If coming from IIT, reach till the Aurobindo Market and take the left turn. The road straight leads to Hauz Khas Village.
We are expecting Thunder-Storm on 4th. Keep your umbrellas handy.
You must carry protection for your cameras (showercaps are perfect).
Carry drinking water and snacks (Drinking from Hauz-i-Alai is not allowed).
do not use Flash inside the Tomb of Feroz Shah Tughlaq. Flash light could damage original colors
Be there on time. I will switch off my phone after 9:45.
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