World Heritage Day 2021

Sunday the 18th April 2021 is the World Heritage Day. AZIMVTH Ashram, in partnership with various other organisations and individuals, is celebrating the day with enthusiasm.

‘Kumbh’- Icon of Indo-Islamic Architecture
One of the most celebrated historic and architectural icons of Delhi, Qutub Minar, this famous complex is surrounded by many infamous structures too. The complex gives you a glimpse of the architecture of early Islamic dynasties and architectural styles and elements. It houses in it first few Islamic structures to have constructed in Hindustan hence boasts many fascinating elements of ‘Indo- Islamic’ architectural style, which is an amalgamation of local and imported elements.

This walk would focus on the ‘Kalash’/‘Kumbh’ one of the common elements of Indo- Islamic architecture along with other elements such as lotus -kalasha, floral and natural patterns and so on. In this trial, we will touch upon the history of Mehrauli, earliest capital cities of Delhi and history and architecture of monuments such as Qutub Minar, Quwwat ul-Islam mosque, Tomb of Iltutmish, Mausoleum of Imam Zamin and Alai Darwaza along with the fascinating stories attached to them.

Venue – Qutub Minar Complex, New Delhi
Meeting point – Outside the ticket counter of Qutub Minar Complex
Link to the meeting point
Date – 18 April 2021 Sunday
Walk duration – 7:30 am to 9:30 am
Medium of the walk – English
Walk led by – Moby Sara Zachariah & Tarun Kumar

Points to note:

  1. Please try to reach ten minutes before the walk for the registration etc. Do send a confirmation message (for final confirmation or cancellation) two days before the walk.
  2. Paid parking available outside the complex.
    Closest metro station- Qutub Minar. You can take the auto from there.
  3. Carry drinking water and wear comfortable walking shoes. It is a 2 hours walk, please come prepared. You can carry a hat/scarf/ sunglasses as protection against the sun.
  4. Please pay cash (Rs 500 per head) to the walk leader at the beginning of the walk. On-the- spot registration is allowed. Entry fee to the fort to be paid by the participant.
    There are scan codes for online payment close too.
    Non-Indians may carry ID proof, as guards might ask for residential proofs if you avail the ticket fee amount that is for Indians.
  5. Wear masks (mandatory) and carry sanitizers Do maintain social distancing from other participants.
  6. Photography allowed. Videography will not be permitted in monuments under ASI.
  7. Avoid food items as it is a ticketed complex. Guards might not allow it inside the complex.