"In Search of Lost Waters : Lakes of Delhi" meeting at PVR Saket > 10am on 18th December 2011

Time : 10:00 am - 6:00 pm0

Entry : Rs  2000 per head (includes snacks and lunch), meet at  PVR Saket at 10 am. wind up at PVR Saket  by 6 pm
Call at 91-9818845999 to book or mail us at yourbreakaway@break-away.in

Meeting Place (Meeting at 10am) : PVR Saket, New Delhi
Venue Info : MapNearest Metro Station - 'Malviya Nagar(Yellow Line)'

Event Details : 'In Search of Lost Waters : Lakes of Delhi' Spend a day in love with water in the cities of Delhi!
Our facilitator will be present to assist.
Breakaway in association with Red Earth presents experiential walks led by the multi-faceted Himanshu Verma,  and takes you to the heart of Delhi, in search of lost waters,  to some of the lakes  of Delhi.
Delhi, one of the most historic living cities of the  world. Many cities, centuries and cultures come together to create the dynamic city of contemporary  Delhi, and Himanshu Verma / Red Earth takes you on a discovery of this multi-layered fabric.
Lakes spread all over Delhi, a saga of water in the  city…
Some brimming with abundance, and some dried  up in today’s waterless climate… Some natural lakes, and some manmade ones….Visit holy lakes, historical lakes, Brimming with stories if not water, And spend a day learning to love water….
The deer park garlands a great (khas) reservoir of water (hauz), built by Ala-Ud-Din-Khilji in the 13th century, from where the village borrows its name. The reservoir was later restored by Feroz Shah Tuglaq who also built the L-shaped structure that housed madrasas or schools of religious learning.  One can see sloping walls of the tomb- a distinct Tuglaq architectural feature. The water in the reservoir has receded a lot since the time of Khilji and with  efforts initiated by The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), the lake has been revived. When the water level is good the migratory birds make a stopover here in winters.
The Surajkund Lake is  a man-made reservoir. In Hindi  it means 'Reservoir of the Sun'. The Rajput King Surajpal built it in the pre-Sultanate days around  the 10th century. The Tomaras were the first people to revitalize Delhi. It got its name after a famous sun temple, which is said to stand here once. The tank is on a semi-circular pattern and has steps that lead to the water.
Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is the Mecca for the Sikhs in Delhi. Before entering the shrine, the devotees take a holy dip in the holy pond, known as 'sarovar'. Holy water of Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, known as 'Amrit, is said to have miraculous powers of curing the sick.
Lakes  Visited
Surajkund Lake, just outside Delhi, 10 th century
Haus Khas Reservoir, 13 th century
Sarovar at Bangla Sahib, 17 th century
Naini Lake, Model Town, 20 th century
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"In Search of Lost Waters : Lakes of Delhi" meeting at PVR Saket > 10am on 18th December 2011 "In Search of Lost Waters : Lakes of Delhi" meeting at PVR Saket > 10am on 18th December 2011 Reviewed by DelhiEvents on Sunday, December 18, 2011 Rating: 5

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