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Mehrauli Archeological Park
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Mehrauli Archaeological Park is a legacy of the Delhi Sultanate of Medieval India, and with it the development of architecture. There are many monuments in this heritage park which run like landmarks. There were several reservoirs in the park, most of which have dried up. Join this walk to explore and enjoy colonial buildings, Islamic buildings and Mughal buildings in this physical timeline of Indian history and have a spectacular view of the Qutub Minar. The walk is known for its medieval step wells (baolis) amazing how water is preserved and provided to the village and community in an Indian style.

Mehrauli Archaeological Park Heritage Walk
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Delhi Heritage Walk: Mehrauli Archaeological Park History

The Mehrauli Archaeological Park is a unique experience in itself. Once the vibrant city of Prithvi Raj Chauhan, the thriving capital of the Tomar and Chauhan families, southeast of the Qutb complex was also the capital of the first Muslim rule in India. Spread over 100 acres, this park is steeped in history from the ruined tombs of the first slave family to the British period. This shows that this park was not hidden from the eyes of all the people who came to rule Delhi. Walking through the Mehrauli Archaeological Park is an adventure in itself, as you go back and forth in history. Also enjoy the common trees of Delhi.

The second house in Mehrauli Archaeological Park was initially the tomb of Muhammad Qali Khan, the general of Emperor Akbar and brother of Adham Khan, the foster brother. Built in the 17th century, the Octonal Mughal mausoleum was purchased by Metcalfe and redesigned in the style of European dwellings, with extensive gardens and foliage to be used as a recreation area during the monsoon season.

Baradari and Dilkhusha at Mehrauli Archaeological Park

He named it ‘Dilkosha’ (see also below the external link of the album which shows two pictures of Dilkosha as it was at the time of construction). It was spread over a vast area, now enclosed in a specially designed park called Mehrauli Archaeological Park ‘Qutb Archaeological Village’. The purpose of the site was stated to be to keep an eye on Emperor Bahadur Shah II, who had also set up his Zafar Mahal Palace in Mehrauli to spend the summer.

The complex was a pleasant place with many controlled streams of water, which led to the construction of a tank (now called Metcalfe’s Boathouse and Dovecote). This tank belonged to the Lodi family. It was refurbished by Metcalfe for use, boating and swimming. The staircase from the booth house leads to its charm. With a retinue of servants, the impeccably placed space was declared an ideal setting for honeymoon couples. He also made a “fossil” in the style of “Sido Mughal” or a folly with a canopy or dome and mihrab, and a few follies known as Garh Ganj (in the form of a spiral and square-footed zigzags).

All of the above can be seen in the archeological park (a special wall recently built), with strategic markings pointing in the direction of various cultural monuments. The village was built south of the Qutb Minar by the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage ( INTACH ).

Itikaf was built like a fortress in which the folly (also called the only landlocked lighthouse) was built in the Indo-Persian twelfth style. This foolishness was built in front of the newly built tomb of Qali Khan, which was surrounded by a vast garden. The main hall of the mausoleum was converted into a dining hall. The two wings were added as an adjunct, of which only one ruin is now visible. He also converted some of the old buildings around the tomb into guesthouses, staff quarters and stables. It is also recorded that Metcalfe, who was a fast person, spent a lot of time in this place during his 40 years of life in Delhi. He loved the retreat and had a set of study rooms and a place for his daughter Emily to live with him, while his wife and son were in the old town. Lived in the formal town house. From this point on, Thomas’ love is reflected in his own words:

The ruins of splendor that surround it for miles fill it with solid reflection, ”he wrote. “Palaces are crumbling to dust innumerable mausoleums, each of which aims to express the immortal fame of its old inhabitants in the future, and which is now unknown and unnoticed.” Can be seen

This round apartment was the resting place of Metcalf sahib in the corner , Fire place to keep him warm in cold weather

How to Reach Mehrauli Archaeological Park by Bus click Nearest Metro Station is Qutub Minar

Mehrauli archaeological park: Parking is inside Near Jamali Kamali Mosque

Jahaz Mahal: at Mehrauli Archaeological Park

The focus of the Jahaz Mahal palace is its chhatris, which are adorned with bright blue tiles.

It is located in the last corner of Mehrauli Archaeological Park.

Jahaz Mahal was built about 200 years later in the Lodi era and due to the reflection on the big lake it takes the shape of a ship and hence the name Jahaz Mahal. Jahaz-e-Mahal in Urdu means “ship” and “Mahal” means “palace”, “ship’s palace”), got its name because its reflection (illusion) in the surrounding water lake resembled that of a ship floating on a lake. It was conceived as a resort or inn during the Lodi dynasty (1452–1526).

A courtyard, originally a rectangular shape that now appears in a ‘U’ shape, is in the middle of the palace. The palace is adorned with impressive square chhatras or beautiful carvings in the corners and minarets in the center, various chambers and walls (pictured in the gallery). The domed pavilion above the main gate is decorated with blue tiles. There is also a small mosque inside the palace, as can be seen from a neighborhood mihrab on the west wall. The U-shaped ship’s castle was probably surrounded by a moat, The presence of a Qibla on the western wall of the Jahaz Palace indicates that this part of the building was actually a mosque.

One of the reasons for the construction of the Jahaj Palace was to provide transit accommodation in the form of sarai or (sarai) to a large number of pilgrims and merchants from Afghanistan, Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Morocco and Turkey, which many people used to travel. We do. Delhi had come to the court of Muslims. Another version is that it was built for Emperor Akbar Shah II and Bahadur Shah II and their families to stay away from the heat and dust of Delhi during the summer months. It was built between 1451 AD and 1526 AD, before the invasion of Babur and the beginning of Mughal rule in Delhi.

Jahaj Palace is also the site of the annual colorful festival of Flower Wallaon ki Sair (meaning procession of flowers) in October. A procession of flower-decorated feathers (feathers) begins at last corner of Mehrauli Archaeological Park at the overflow outlet of the lake, called “Jharna”, the first offering of flower feathers at Yogimaya temple. As a mark of reverence, the Hajj proceeds towards the palace and finally ends at the famous Dargah of Hazrat Qutbuddin This harmony reflects a broader Hindu-Muslim culture. Mehrauli Archaeological Park is an interesting amalgamation of history and mythology.

A Dance Performance at Jahaj Mahal { Mehrauli Archaeological Park}.

The three-day festival is held at the Haj Mahal, where extensive cultural programs are organized. Cultural groups from different states of India organize dances, drama programs and sangeet soiries (especially qawwali) in their colorful regional costumes and seek recognition in recognition of their talents. The kite flying festival continues with wrestling competitions, with fire dancers leading the procession with wings.

Jharna: at Mehrauli Archaeological Park

The Mughal royal family will return to Mehrauli to escape the heat in the summers. In the monsoon season They stay at in Zafar Mahal or other historical buildings. But when they got bored of their private residences, they come waterfalls as a garden of pleasure.
The Jharna, which literally means “waterfall”, is fed by a nearby Hauz e Shamshi pond .Right in the heart of Mehrauli lies a tank, Hauz-e-Shamsi. The waters of the Hauz were once said to have been channeled up to Tughalqabad (over 10Kms away).Sultan Ghiyasuddin Khan Firoz Jang a waterfall (jharna) from the overflows of the Hauz-e-Shamsi. Tracking the flow of the water.

At Mehrauli Archaeological Park Heritage Walk , you can see and enjoy the luxuries of the Mughals. You can take a tour of this historic site while escaping the hustle and bustle of Mehrauli Market Street. Despite not being in its original condition and running water without its name, you will still get a taste of the peaceful haven that once enjoyed the royal past. Here you can relax and have cup of masala tea.

Rajon ki baoli: at Mehrauli Archaeological Park

Baoli at Mehrauli Archaeological Park still stands intact among the ruins of other monuments,

hrauli Archaeological Park
More than 60 steps lead to the bottom of the water tank.

Take A Peek into The Rajon Ki Baoli at the park. At Mehrauli Archaeological Park Heritage Walk, you follow the trail inside the park. You see a three-story structure appears on your left. The three-story structure is accessible by stairs and each floor has a unique architectural masterpiece. A hidden underground treasure in the wilderness of the Mehrauli Archaeological Park, this ‘boali’ displays rock formations made for water conservation. You feel Cool and calm in the scorching sun of Delhi.

Architects of the medieval times, were digging deeper and making boalis (ancient stepwells) to access groundwater sources. As time passed, architects would save the ‘well’ dug by themselves in a circle of stones. Since the water source was often deep, especially in dry region of Delhi, several deep steps were made towards the well for people to descend and draw water. Delhi has always faced water crisis. In the medieval Ages, Delhi Sultans started building and restoring boalis all over there sultanate to deal with the water crisis.

Over time, the use of the boalis evolved from mere water sources to recreational areas, for social gatherings and a shelter from the scorching tropical heat. The early medieval kings of India built canopies with arches around stairs where they could rest in the scorching sun, and they continued to be used by Muslim warriors from Central Asia after their conquests in India.

Rajon ki Baoli, also known as ‘Rajon-ki-Ben’, is an attractive ‘boali date back to’ or 1506 AD. Being three storeys completely below ground level. The cold rock formation is calm and serene in the scorching sun of Delhi. Commonly thought to be a stepwell to kings (‘raja’ meaning king), its name is actually derived from ‘rajbir’ or ‘ Masons ‘ – a term for architects. It is believed to have been built by Daulat Khan during the Lodi period, and the wall includes a mosque and a tomb.

Deep stairs lead to the water from the north, while the east and west sides are surrounded by high walls, with a platform for walking on the narrow side, and twelve pillars on each side that surround the arch. A rectangular building consisting of the shaft of a deep well accessible by a large staircase. An open space in the south wall acts as a passage and connects the well to the water tank. The alcoves in the walls used to light chirags [ camphor torches] suggest that it may have been the site of social, cultural gatherings at this public often at night.

The first impression you get is of a medieval courtyard, which is surrounded by a porch with many pillars, arches built in typical northern India at that time. Sit feel and experience for some time. watch the mystery of the building unfold its secrets. With each step you take, each level has more porches. Each successful underground surface is much cooler than the previous surface. Although the water is no longer as portable as it was before, the place is a rare like haven at Mehrauli archaeological park. Read Agarsen ki Baoli a Haunting Step well.

Jamali Kamali: at Mehrauli Archaeological Park

The tourist attractions of Delhi can never be considered complete without a visit to the Qutub, Mehrauli Archaeological Park heritage walk. The magic of its history, the intricate architecture and the greenery of the landscape leaves a spell. Among the many monuments found here, Jamali Kamali’s Tomb and Mosque present excellent examples of structural design and have an interesting story behind it.

At Mehrauli Archaeological Park Heritage Walk , Check the time of Jamali Kamali Mosque

History says that “Jamali” was a surname given to Shaikh Fazlullah, also known as Sheikh Jamali Kamboh or Jalal Khan, a famous Sufi saint who was a member of the Lodi dynasty and the Mughal dynasty from the reign of Sikandar Lodi. lived during The Mughal emperor Babur and his son Humayun.

The name “Jamali” is Urdu, although it is derived from “Jamal” which means “beauty”. Jamali was a popular poet who travelled extensively in Asia and the Middle East. He became a court poet during the reign of the Lodi dynasty and continued to receive patronage from the Mughal rulers Babur and his son Humayun. His poetry reflects the Persian mysticism of the time. Two of his most famous works are The Sun and Moon and The Spiritual Journey of the Mystics. His tomb is said to have been completed during the reign of Humayun.

Kamali was an unknown person who according to oral stories and traditions was a disciple of Jamali and her lover. It should be noted that although they were both men, as can be seen from the symbolic pen box on each of their graves, their graves are arranged in such a way that it indicates that they were lovers.

The tomb of Jamali Kamali is a decorated square structure with a flat roof, which is on the north side of the mosque. Inside the chamber, the flat ceiling is plastered and decorated. It is painted with bright red and turquoise blue with some inscriptions from holy Quran, and the walls are decorated with colourful tiles inscribed with Jamali’s poems. The decoration of the tomb is so beautifully described as “looking into a box of jewels “. There are two marble mausoleums in the Jamali Kamali Mosque and in the mausoleum of the mausoleum: one of Jamali, the great poet, and the other of Kamali. The name Kamali may be due to the fact that it harmonizes well with Jamali.

After his death in 1535, Jamali was buried with Kamali in his grave. Jamali belonged to a merchant family and was a very popular poet who was famous for his famous works like ‘Mirror of Meaning’, ‘Sun and Moon’ and ‘Spiritual Journey of Mystic Journey’. That these two men Jamali and Kamali loved each other very much.

The large courtyards around these two structures give you multiple angles to click nice pictures. The garden near the tomb, with its spruce trees and lush greenery, is a good resting place. When viewed from the boundary wall of the tomb, you get a view of the magnificent Qutub Minar. At the Mehrauli Archaeological Park, a stroll along the winding landscape of lush green is nothing short of refreshing!

Mehrauli Archaeological Park: Timing: 10:00 am – 06:00 pm Best time to visit : 02:00 pm – 04:00 pm

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Mehrauli Archaeological Park Nearby Places not to miss:

Ahimsa Shthal:

If you have enjoyed Mehrauli Archaeological Park , you can walk cross the road. Don’t miss Ahimsa Shthal,  a non-violence place nearby. Standing on the hilltop here, one can see the greenery all around and the entire Delhi Sultanate. And in front of you like Qutub Minar greeting you and making a sound of passed time.

When u enter the temple you will start feeling very different. It is all green when you start climbing up to the main idol you feel you are away from the day day busy life, you attract so much positive energy, peace, feels very relaxing. Situation right opposite Qutab minar, it has the perfect view as well.

Ahimsa Sthal is a Jain temple located near Mehrauli Archaeological Park, Delhi. The main deity of the temple is Mahavira, the 24th and last Tirthankara (human spiritual guide). There is a grand statue of Tirthankara Mahavira.

13 feet 6-inch-high idol of Lord Mahavir in Padma Sana (lotus position) adorns the temple. The idol of Lord Mahavir was carved out of granite rock at Karkala and it weighs around 30 tons. The Lotus Podium is 2 feet 8 inches high and weighs around 17 tons. This idol is installed on the top of a small hill. There are two wild lions on either side of the idol which enhances the impression of the structure.

The stone carvings and architecture around the idol are excellent. It is surrounded by a vast area, consisting of a series of short poems preaching the darshan of Lord Mahavira on a path of stones decorated with various boards. Ahimsa means peace and is named after Mahavira who preached and followed it. It is the perfect environment for the photographer to enjoy and meditate. Time to visit : Daily 8 Am to 8 Pm

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Dargah Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki: Near Mehrauli Archaeological Park

Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki‘s Dargah which is a very popular place in Mehrauli , Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki was a great Sufi saint of the medieval history Delhi sultanate. Devotees from all the regions have a great faith.

The Elders of Delhi used to say. The city once used to be from Masjid-e-Jahanuma [Jama Masjid] to Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki Rahmat Ullah in Mehrauli. Angels used to come from the heavens to listen to these Sufi masters. This is a very blessed place for the peoples of Delhi.

Dargah of Ashik ul Allah at Mehrauli

As such, Delhi is like a beautiful garden of Sufis. . Beyond the dazzling feast of Mehrauli, right from Adham Khan (Bhool Bhullia), on the way to the blue lake, built in the silence of the forest Sanjay Van, occupies a beautiful dargah of Aashiq Allah. The stairs going up to the platform take you to other spiritual masters. There is an old well nearby water of the well has believed to be talisman in it. Who is considered to be blessed by spiritual souls. If you ever want to come to Mehrauli, you will keep it.

Mehrauli Walk: by Qutub Colonnade

In Mehrauli Walk, the interesting story of this Qutub colonnade building, two fires emanating from the 2.2 bore pistol by a prince of a political Sultan and the murder of a beautiful Model Bartender and the war of politics and law, justice of the people in the light of thousands of candles, will also be added.
Murder of Jessica Lal:
Jessica Lal (5 January 1965 – 30 April 1999) was a model in New Delhi who was working as a celebrity barmaid at a crowded socialite party when she was shot dead at around 2.00am on 30 April 1999. Dozens of witnesses pointed to Siddharth Vashisht , also known as Manu Sharma, the son of Venod Sharma, a wealthy and influential Congress-nominated Member of Parliament from Haryana, as the murderer. Manu Sharma was later convicted for the murder and sentence to prison.


  1. It was really a great experience with you at achaeological park , we came to know the history of Delhi Sultanat .
    Thanks a ton we will refer to our friends.
    See you soon .


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