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Maulsari invites you to a relaxed experience in a serene environment in the home of an Indian family.

Get up in the morning to songs of chirping birds. The attractively appointed rooms are airy, clean and bright equipped with airconditioning, hot and cold water, 24 hours cable TV & Internet connectivity.

Maulsari is centrally located, walking distance from Delhi Golf Club, Delhi High Court, Humayun's Tomb, Old Fort, Nizamuddin dargah, Pragati Maidan, Delhi Zoo, Crafts Museum, National Science Centre, National Gallery of Modern Art, European Union Comission, Indian Red Cross and India Gate.

Many business centres and places of tourist attraction are fairly close, some prominent ones are :Supreme Court, New Delhi Railway Station,Connaught Place,Nehru Place, Bhikaji Cama Place, World Bank Office, National Museum, Presidential Palace (Rashtrapati Bhawan), Red Fort, Jama Masjid mosque, Chandni Chowk (Old Delhi Market, spice market), Lotus Temple, , India International Centre, Lodhi Garden, Akshardham Temple, Central Cottage Industries Emporium, Khan Market and popular restaurants.

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Monuments of Delhi

 

Humayun Tomb

Mughal dynasty, Akbar period, 16th c.

 

Humayun the second in line of the Mughal emperors (after Babar) built the second city of Delhi known as Din-panah, which is largely lost now. His senior widow Hamida Banu Begam, also known as Haji Begum (after she completed Haj) is credited with the construction of his mausoleum, though probably her son Akbar must have given inputs. She choose the persian architect Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, who gave justice to being chosen by designing a tomb with several innovative features, not seen before in Indian architecture - the massive proportions and the superb blend of Persian and Indian characteristics. As Percy Brown describes: it is an "Indian interpretation of a Persian conception".

Humayun TombThe double-storied main building made in red sandstone, is square-shaped with chamfered corners and sits on a twenty-two feet high terrace. Embellishment is provided by white marble borders and panels. Each story has three arched alcoves with the central one being the highest, with perforated screens. The central dome is surrounded by marble pillared chhatris (kiosks). An innovative feature is the placement of the main monument in the center of a char-bagh (literally four gardens), a kind of garden which is divided into four main parts by shallow water-channels and walkways.  Though Sikandar Lodi's tomb was the first garden-tomb to be built in India, yet the impressiveness of Humayun's tomb is far better. Setting the vocabulary of Mughal architecture, it is thought that this tomb formed the model for the Taj Mahal, which marks the zenith for the Mughal period monuments.
Humayun's tomb is a world heritage monument.
(UNESCO's World Heritage List includes 936 properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value. These include 725 cultural , 183 natural  and 28 mixed  properties in 153 States Parties)

how to reach:  Humayun's tomb is 1/2 km from Maulsari. Just walk till there.

 

Lodi dynasty Monuments, Lodi Garden, New Delhi
16th century


Sheesh Gumbad Lodhi DynastyLodi Garden in New Delhi today is what Central Park is to New Yorkers. All manner of people from dedicated walkers to people walking their dogs to politicians with their coterie of gun-wielding security are attracted to its tranquil spaces. Yoga lessons take place and weekends witness picnicking crowds thronging the gardens around the several Lodi dynasty monuments of 16th century in the complex. Quiet sentinels of the past, these monuments impart a serene beauty to the gardens. Few visitors realize the intrigues and violent power struggles that are part of their history.

The weakest and most inept dynasty in Delhi's history, the Sayyids (1414-51) were overthrown by the Afghan dynasty of the Lodis (1451-1526). The last of the Lodi rulers, Ibrahim Lodi (r. 1517-26) towards the end of his rule indulged in ill treating his own nobles and even provincial governors, incurring their resentment and impelling the governor of Lahore, Daulat Khan to invite Babar to attack Ibrahim Lodi. Thereupon took place the famous battle at Panipat in 1526, where Ibrahim Lodi was defeated and killed giving Babar control over Delhi and the large area of north India which was under the control of Lodis, which ushered in the 300 hundred years rule of the mighty Mughals.

The Sheesh Gumbad in the Lodi Gardens was decorated with glazed tiles, therefore it was given this name literally meaning 'dome of glass'. The Bara-Gumbad mosque opposite it was built during the reign of Sikander Lodi (1489-1517). Its divided into five bays and has three domes. It is profusely embellished with foliage and inscriptions in relief carving.

Lodi garden is home to a large variety of colourful birds, sign-boards give the details. Under the curving bridge is a winding stream which has several white swans living on its banks. Especially charming are the owls living in the wood-bores. Autumn has rich clusters of pink and white corezia laden trees, in January the rose-garden bursts forth with blooms, while in early spring rows of annual flowers line the walkways.
 
how to reach: Lodi Garden is 3 1/2 kms from Maulsari. Take a taxi or auto-rickshaw (or walk if so inclined)

Around Lodi garden: Many interesting cultural institutions are within 100 metres of Lodi garden. 
India International Centre (IIC): Cultural events, lectures and art exhibitions almost everyday.
Alliance Française de Delhi: Cultural events and art exhibitions take place regularly. Has a good cafeteria, reasonably priced.
Chinmaya Centre: Regular discourses on Hindu texts like the Bhagwad Gita. Small but interesting bookshop for books on Hinduism.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF): Interesting library and shop
India Habitat Centre (IHC): (about 300 metres away) Art exhibitions everyday, Lectures and cultural events almost every evening. Eating joints - "American Diner" restaurant and "Eatopia" for fast food.
Khan Market: 1/2 km away. Delhi's most upscale shopping centre. All major brand names are here. Many restaurants and fast-food joints including MacDonalds and Subway. Checkout - "Good Earth" for tastefully designed interior goods, furniture, artifacts and apparel.

Safdarjung Tomb: 1 km. away.

 

Qutab Minar

 

Qutab MinarThe Qutub Minar was built in 1206, by Qutub ud-din Aibak (r. 1206-1210) of the Mamluk or Slave dynasty (1206-1290), as a tower of victory, 'to cast the shadow of God over the East and over the West' as an inscription on it says. Aibak had to wait several years to assume the throne of Delhi. In 1192 C.E., it was his master Muhammad Ghuri who had defeated the valiant Prithviraj Chauhan in the famous battle of Tarain. Prithviraj was the Rajput king of the city of Rai Pithora Garh, of which Lal Kot is a part. Lalkot is the first of the seven cities of Delhi, established by the Tomar Rajput ruler, Anang Pal, in 1060. Muhammad returned to Ghur leaving in charge his faithful general Aibak, a turkish slave who he had freed and given an army career. When Muhammad was murdered in 1206, Aibak declared himself sultan and established the first muslim dynasty in India. With the ready assistance of general Khalji, Aibal extended his empire to western and eastern India, among others, destroying the ancient, Buddhist monastic university of Nalanda.

The tapering 72.5 m. high minar (tower) has five storeys. Faced with red and buff sandstone, each storey is laid out on a different plan, the lowest has 24 alternate angular and circular flutings, the second has only round ones, the third only angular ones, while the fourth and fifth are cylindrical and faced with white marble. Projecting balconies dividing each level, are highly decorated with carvings. Lots of exquisitely fine carvings of naskhi (cursive arabic script) inscriptions interspersed with geometric designs and flowers and leaves motifs decorate the tower. Earlier it was good fun to climb up huffing all the way to the top of the tower from the circular staircase inside, and enjoy a panoramic view of Delhi, but now it has been closed. Qutub Minar complex was built on the site of 27 Hindu temples which were destroyed and their carved idols, stone members and pillars defaced and used for the buildings. A Ganesh idol has been reinstated and people offer obeisance today.

An iron pillar of the 4th century Gupta period, about 7 m in height, stands in the courtyard of the mosque next to the Minar, strangely at variance with the other Islamic structures. The pillar made of 98% pure iron bears Sanskrit inscriptions and is extraordinary by virtue of being almost free of rust, posing a brainteaser to metallurgists. Possible explanations are that it was made of wrought-iron pieces which are resistanct to corrosion, also the climatic conditions of Delhi and probably it must have been frequently anointed with ghee. Maybe it was surmounted with a Garuda figure, but it no longer exists. Legend said that if one wanted one's wish granted, it could be achieved by standing with your back to the pillar and joining your hands behind it. However this is not possible now as a fence has been erected around the pillar in to prevent damage.

 Aibak's successor and son-in-law Iltutmish (r. 1211-36) completed the building of Qutub Minar. Iltutmish nominated his courageous daughter Razia Begum (r. 1236-1240) as his successor, the only woman Sultan to ascend the throne of Delhi, who died after only four years of rule.
Qutub Minar is a world heritage monument.
(UNESCO's World Heritage List includes 936 properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value. These include 725 cultural , 183 natural  and 28 mixed  properties in 153 States Parties)
how to reach: Qutub Minar is located in the Mehrauli area, 13 kms. from Maulsari. The yellow metro line from Jor Bagh station will take 15 minutes to reach. In the winter season, Delhi Tourism organizes cultural programmes in the gardens with the Minar as a beautiful backdrop.

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