Farrukhnagar, Gurgaon, Haryana
  • Farrukhnagar, Gurgaon, Haryana
  • Farrukhnagar, Gurgaon, Haryana
  • Farrukhnagar, Gurgaon, Haryana
Farrukhnagar, Gurgaon, Haryana

Farrukhnagar, Gurgaon, Haryana

 
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Baoli Ghaus Ali Shah, Farrukhnagar,...

This structure is also known as Ghaus Khan ki Baoli, a dug well with a fine masonry superstructure. The shaft of the well was sunk to a depth of more than a hundred feet that could have posed a test in the sandy-loam earth of Farrukhnagar. The well was constructed in such a way to serve dual functions: first as a high point for surveying the area and second as a perennial source of fresh water away from the access of the enemy who might poison or spoil it. The interiors of the baoli are amazingly large and would have comfortably accommodated a garrison comprising hundreds of soldiers. From its external appearance one could hardly imagine that there could be a spring or an artisan well in the center of the pit. A quick descent into the structure may give an impression of entering a Roman amphitheatre. The Baoli is a classic case of native architectural acumen and structural strength. Until a few years ago, residents nearby used to fetch water from this well. It fell into disuse after the municipality provided easy access to tap water. In its current position the Baoli stands on a local road that passes through the structure by piercing it from the center in such a way that it doesn't disturb the physical setting of the structure. The Baoli's one of the original access routes that was constructed beneath the ground level, now is situated under the local road. The terrace of the Baoli serves as a low overbridge just above the road.

Collection type: Monuments

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Jama Masjid, Farrukhnagar, Gurgaon,...

This Mosque is a rectangular shaped structure with octagonal turrets at all corners. Three recessed arched openings lead into the interiors where the central opening is higher than the other two. The interior spaces are spanned with three ribbed domes over three bays with central dome higher than the adjoining ones. The main façade is covered with red sandstone with carved detailing. Interiors are plastered and now converted to house a temple. The mosque is located in the main market of the town, close to Sheesh Mahal. All these structures were once part of the walled city of Farrukhnagar.

Collection type: Monuments

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Sheesh Mahal, Farrukhnagar, Gurgaon...

The palace currently aligns the main market of the town like other monuments of the area. Built by Faujdar Khan in 1733, Sheesh Mahal complex consists of the main building and some small structures with a landscaped garden. This complex is approached by a flight of steps within a cusped arched gateway into a garden with interesting water channels and pool set within the garden. Sheesh Mahal is a double storeyed building made in local stone, slate and lime. The building is rectangular in plan with two staircases at both sides to access the first floor level. Flat wooden ceiling resting on beams span the interiors of the Mahal. The facade is adorned with arched openings and continuous peripheral stone brackets. The structures on the side of the palace and floor above the entrance block exhibit 19th century Colonial features and interventions from the British times.

Collection type: Monuments

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Tope Dwar, Farrukhnagar, Gurgaon, H...

Tope Dwar is a large gateway constitutes arched openings on either side of a central passage. The main archway is flanked by two projecting pavilions supported on brackets. A band of crenellations run at the top level indicating the role of the gateway as a part of walled enclosure. The structure is constructed of brick and plastered over. This structure is in a poor state of preservation.

Collection type: Monuments