Sundar Nursery – Delhi’s Heritage Nursey and Park | Delhi’s Parks and Gardens

Sundar Nursery, lying adjacent to the UNESCO World heritage site of Humayun’s Tomb and Nizamuddin Basti, is a heritage park & nursery existing since the 16th century. Post-independence, the Sundar Nursery was run by Central Public Works Department (CPWD) as a central government nursery culturing & propagating many varieties of plants & trees in Delhi. The Aga Khan foundation, under its urban renewal initiative undertook a restoration cum landscaping project of Sunder Nursery. Sundar Nursery, in its present form is a beautiful heritage park cum nursery, boasting of many varieties of flora, fauna and some typical heritage structures & monuments.

Visit to National Philatelic Museum, Delhi | Exploring Delhi

The National Philatelic Museum in New Delhi, India is a nice treat for philately and snail mail lovers. It is located in the building complex of India Post main office in Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg (Parliament Street), New Dehi. I visited the National Philatelic Museum on a cold winter day and it was interesting time […]

Tughlaqabad Fort in Delhi | Exploring the third city of Delhi – A city of 7 cities

The capital city of India -Delhi is a city of 7cities. Tracing its historic lineage from the time of the ‘Pandavas’ of the epic Hindu Mythology Mahabharatha in which the city of Delhi is mentioned as ‘Indraprastha’  – capital of the Pandava kings, archaeological research points out to the city being the capital city atleast […]

Long Weekend Getaways from Delhi-NCR in August | Must Visit Destinations from Delhi

August is here and there are one two three fabulous long weekends of Rakshabandhan, Janmashtami, Independence Day and  Ganesh Chaturthi to relax, rejuvenate from our busy work lives.  It’s also a great opportunity to travel and the long weekends this month August are of 3 and 5 days each, Rakshabandhan is on a Monday (7th […]

Qutub Minar in New Delhi, India

Qutub Minar, New Delhi, India on a cloudy spring day ~ What do you do when visiting a monument or place (a beautiful one nonetheless) for the 100th time ? When you are already familiar with the layout, the structure, the gardens of the destination ? Well, I tend to look and re-look into the details […]

Mughal Gardens in Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, India

The Mughal Gardens Rashtrapati Bhavan (official residence of President of India), is said to one of the central focus of the Presidential Estate. It is inspired by the Mughal Gardens of Jammu & Kashmir and only opens to public visitors about 2-3 weeks in a year.  I finally visited the famed Mughal Gardens, after living […]

Textile Trail in Delhi with Breakaway and Jaypore Journeys | Discovering Delhi Off-Beat way

A concerted effort to preserve our heritage is a vital link to our cultural, educational, aesthetic, inspirational, and economic legacies – all of the things that quite literally make us who we are. ~ Steve Berry When we think about our heritage, especially in the context of Asia & South Asian region, the legacy of […]

Lodhi Art District and Lodhi Colony Walk | New Delhi, India

After participating in many interesting walks and cycle tours in my city Delhi, last week as I led a walk through Lodhi Colony neighborhood and introduced participants to its heritage, public art and sub-culture. The walk was conducted in association with KLoDB (Knowing and Loving Delhi Better) – one of the oldest walking community in […]

Walk around Jhandewalan, Bhuli Bhatiyari Mahal and Karol Bagh in Delhi | Exploring Delhi by Foot

Winter is the best time to explore Delhi and even for a true blue local like me, Delhi has many new charms to offer, be it interesting heritage, food or places of faith. So, while surfing Delhi Walk Festival’s listed programs, when I saw one walk which promised an experience encompassing all three (faith, heritage […]

Potters’ Village walk in Binda Pur Gaon, Uttam Nagar in Delhi | Exploring the lesser known Delhi

I think most tourists, travelers and even locals envisage Delhi as a city rather than a state; the vast geographic differences, socio-economic disparities and cultural diversity across Delhi as a state are mostly ignored by the travellers, with only Old Delhi and Lutyens Delhi being the focus of their sightseeing interest. As a local, I […]

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