Padhavali is a small 18th c AD fort or garhi built around a 10th c AD temple, close to the Bateshwar (or Batesar) group of temples. All that is left of the temple is the plinth and a portion of the entrance structure. It looks like the fort was built to take advantage of the high plinth that the temple was built on.
High plinth and fortifications, with the remains of the temple visible behind the wall
Bastion of the fort or garhi
Temple plinth and fortifications above
Temple remains on their high plinth, which is now the fort courtyard
Looking at the surrounding countryside (and fog) from the garhi. We can see the illegal stone mining that has been going on in the area for decades
The building stock in Old Delhi that we see along the streets and lanes throughout the old city, if it hasn’t been altered in recent decades, is mostly from the late-19th c and early-20th c. Among the buildings constructed in the early-20th c, there is an interesting variety of architectural styles used in the design of the buildings. Continue reading →
The residential neighborhoods in this area are interspersed with institutional buildings and compounds. Even with this difference, this area follows the same pattern as the area south of itContinue reading →