HAUZ KHAS VILLAGE AND MONUMENTS: Once upon a time, more specifically, in the year 1300, Delhi’s Sultan Allaudin Khilji built a vast reservoir – a ‘hauz’ – for his people. Later in the 1350’s, Sultan Feroze Shah Tughlaq, a prolific builder, built a madrasa, a mosque and the tomb that would hold his own grave, near this lake. These
Travel tips India: Tips for solo female travelers and is it safe?
Though there is much negative press regarding traveling alone in India as a woman in many experiences it is one of the safest and most reliable places for a solo women traveler. Many have heard stories regarding India which states that the place is highly vulnerable for
Buying and using a sim card in India-A through guide for foreign travelers While traveling to India, Oone may feel homesick and will definitely try to stay in touch with their family and friends as well. One may meet new travelers and want to contact them. Especially solo female travelers may feel a lot safer with a phone with hi-speed
When the British Raj decided to shift its capital from Calcutta to Delhi in 1911, they wanted a new seat of power that would speak of their imperial power to the natives, and the world. The viceroy’s palatial home would make a perfect symbol for such majesty. Among the woods and relocated villages of the Old Raisina and Malcha villages,
Interestingly, the last of the great Mughal garden-tombs in Delhi was neither made by, nor hosts, a Mughal ruler of Delhi. Safdarjung was the governor of Awadh and a powerful prime minister of Mughal king, Muhammad Shah. It was his son, Shuja-ud-Daulah, who built the tomb in 1754. You can recognize the classic Mughal onion-shaped dome, the Charbagh (quartered garden)
The sprawling complex of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, built in the late 18th Century, is the most popular place of Sikh worship in Delhi. The Gurudwara is associated with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Kishan. It is called Bangla Sahib, because located here was the haveli of Mirza Raja Jai Singhof Jaipur where Guru Har Kishan stayed when he visited