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Badli ki Sarai (Sarai Pipalthala)

Sarai Pipal Thala, Azadpur, New Delhi
Sarai Pipalthala aka. Badli ki Sarai aka. Mutiny Memorial is a late Mughal period sarai or inn. Except two gates that must have stood at its either end and mere foundations of the surrounding cells, very little remains of…
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Munda Gumbad (in Hauz Khas)

District Park, Hauz Khas, Delhi
Munda Gumbad is a rubble built pavilion at one corner of the Lake. At one point of time it used to be the center of the lake but now stands in a corner.
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Arab Ki Sarai

Arab Ki Sarai, Humayun Tomb Complex, New Delhi
Literally meaning the sarai (resthouse) for the Arabs, the structure stands adjacent to the Afsarwala mosque and was built by Bega Begum around 1560-1561 CE, ostensibly built for the craftsmen who came for the construction…
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Bijay Mandal

Near Begumpur Masjid, Kalu Sarai, Sarvpriya Vihar, Delhi
Bijay Mandal is a building with a layout plan of 74 m (242.8 ft)x82 m (269.0 ft) dimensions, with a well proportioned square dome. It cannot be categorized as a tower or a palace. It…
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Ashokan Rock Edict, Srinivaspuri

Srinivaspuri, Kailash Hills, New Delhi
The Ashokan edicts in Delhi are a series of edicts on the teachings of Lord Buddha created by Ashoka, the Mauryan Emperor who ruled in the Indian subcontinent during the 3rd century BC. The Edicts…
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Shah Burj

Red Fort, Netaji Subhash Marg, Delhi
This pavilion was one of the last Shah Jahan's projects. The canal that ran through Jahanara's Garden was pumped up to the tower and and then along the terrace and through various pavillions. This stream…
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Metcalfe’s Folly (in Mehrauli Archaeological Park)

Mehrauli Archeological Park, Mehrauli, Delhi
Metcalfe's Folly construction dates from the 1840s and were commissioned by Thomas Metcalfe, the highest British Administrative officer at that time. He built these 'false ruins'  as a picturesque addition to his view, in the…
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Robert Smith’s Folly

Qutub Complex, Mehrauli Delhi
The first recorded lightning strike on the Qutub Minar happened in 1368, when a lightning strike severely damaged the top storey of the Qutub Minar. Sultan Firoz Shah Tughluq replaced the fallen storey with two…
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Canopy (near India Gate)

India Gate Lawns, India Gate, New Delhi
Standing behind the gate is an empty canopy made out of sandstone, also designed by Lutyens, and inspired by a sixth-century pavilion from Mahabalipuram. Lutyens used four Delhi Order columns to support the domed canopy…
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Ashokan Pillar, Near Hindu Rao Hospital

Rani Jhansi Rd., Near Hindu Rao Hospital, Delhi
The Ashokan edicts in Delhi are a series of edicts on the teachings of Lord Buddha created by Ashoka, the Mauryan Emperor who ruled in the Indian subcontinent during the 3rd century BC. The Edicts…
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Sir Thomas Metcalfe’s House

Civil Lines, Delhi
Metcalfe House is the name given to two residential houses built in the 19th century in Delhi; one is near Old Delhi Civil Lines and the other is in Mehrauli, South Delhi. These were built…
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Guard Houses

Kamla Nehru Ridge, Chauburja Marg, Delhi
These Guard Houses dates back to 1828. Nothing much else is known about them.
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Baradari at Sadhana Enclave

Panchsheel Park South, Delhi
Baradari (Pavilion) is an arched hall having seven bays from north to south and three bays deep belongs to Tughlaq period (14th Century) located in the centre of the residential colony.
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Lady Hardinge Sarai

Main Qutb Rd, Delhi
It is believed that the governor in British times used to rest in this Sarai (Tourist Inn) before boarding his train at the New Delhi railway station but apart from this not much is known…
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St. Thomas School, Karol Bagh

Ramjas Rd, Karol Bagh, Delhi
St.Thomas' School was founded in 1930 by an English missionary, Miss Helen Jerwood, at Mandir Marg (Senior School) and Karol Bagh (Junior School). The aim of Jerwood was to establish an institution for the girl…
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