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Untouched Heritage Sites of India &Unexplored Heritage Sites

Matter taken from Internet and being posted here for the interest of heritage enthusiasts………………….. Beyond the pages of Indian history there are many untold stories that are no less remarkable than the ones jotted down by the historians. Walking through … Continue reading

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Shah Alam’s Tomb and Bridge over Sahibi River-Wazirabad Delhi

Shah Alam was a famous saint who rose to prominence during the rule of Feroze Shah Tughlaq in 14th century. History says Shah Alam’s Tomb was erected by Feroze Shah Tughlaq himself after Shah Alam’s death. This tomb is located … Continue reading

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Afsarwala (?) Mosque and Tomb Complex

Afsarwala Mosque & Tomb Complex. Afsarwala Mosque and Tomb Complex 1803 Painting Mosque of Afsarwala Tomb of Afsarwala Internet The mosque sits on a raised platform, to the southwest of Humayun’s Tomb. The tomb adjacent to the mosque is better … Continue reading

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Madhi Masjid and Baagh e Naazir-Delhi

I chanced upon Madhi Mansjid whils I was looking for Baagh e Naazir. Little did I know that the area has now been taken over by Ashoka Mission, a Buddhist organization. Baagh e Naazir (“Garden of Nazir”) was built by … Continue reading

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Tales of Lost Pride

Article taken in toto from Internet Living a `lost’ legacy Of the many descendants of the Moghuls living in Hyderabad are Begum Laila Umhani and her sister Husn Jahanara Begum and their families. Shorn of any royal or political patronage, … Continue reading

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8 Indian Royal Families Once Wealthy but Struggling To Survive Today

(Compiled from Internet) The wealth of royal families (500+ of them) in India has been in decline for all, for a long time. Their flamboyant lifestyles have been whittling away dramatically after independence from Britain in 1947. The various royals, … Continue reading

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Jehangir-The Curious Emperor (From Jahangir-Nama)

Jahangir Jehangir can be called the first scientist emperor (and only) of India. He had child like enthusiasm to discover something new and keenly observed nature and animals. Jehangir’s temperament for discovering new things and new facts was unmatched. He … Continue reading

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Nai-ka-Maqbara

‘Nai-ka-Maqbara’ (in the fore ground) Internet Photo Barber’s Tomb or ‘Nai-ka-Maqbara’ as it is locally refered, is located in Humayun’s Tomb complex. It stands on a platform on the south-east side of Humayun’s Tomb, which is not even 3 minutes … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Talkatora

Remnants of Talkatora Photo Credit-Monika Bradoo Talkatora Bagh/Garden is a Mughal-era Garden situated on the Mother Teresa Crescent (previously Wellingdon Crescent) in New Delhi. In ancient times, it used to be a tank and a Swimming pool. The Marathas defeated … Continue reading

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Khwajasara’s of Jahangir and Shahjahan

1. Khwajasara Aitbar Khan and his tomb 2. Khwajasara Firuz Khan and his tomb Aitbar Khan literally means-a trustworthy man. Perhaps this was the reason why Khwajasara Aitbar Khan was given the responsibility to manage the royal harem of Jahangir, … Continue reading

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