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.

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 […]

Shaniwar Wada in Pune, Maharashtra | The Past and present

Ever since the movie Bajirao Mastani came out, I was interested to visit the palace of the Peshwas of the Maratha empire- Shaniwar Wada. Peshwa Bajirao the first, prime minister to Chattrapati Shahu commenced the building of his home. The term “Wada”, meaning residential home and Shaniwar literally meaning Saturday. I finally got the chance […]

Heritage Street at Amritsar, Golden Temple, Punjab

The Heritage Street in the holy city of Amritsar, Punjab is a beautiful example of thoughtful urban redevelopment in making public spaces accessible & more enjoyable. Thousands of visitors come here everyday and on my recent visit to Amritsar, I could experience the difference in walking around in this old part of the city connecting […]

Long Weekend Getaway to Tirthan Anglers’ Retreat in Himachal Pradesh | Summer Travel Escapes to Himalayas

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Ever since I visited Tirthan and Gushaini valleys in Himachal Pradesh a decade back, I have wanted to go back here. Many things did not work out over the years, but this year, somehow my heart decided upon visiting […]

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 […]

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