Mehrauli Archaeological Park Delhi

Mehrauli Archaeological Park

“Where relics resonate the Charms of the Past”

Neighbouring the tallest minaret- Qutub Minar complex, the Mehrauli Archaeological Park houses some of the most atmospheric antiquities of erstwhile Delhi.

This park has unique identification of preserving monuments dating back to the 11th century ACE, the relics of Quila Lal Kot founded by the Tomars and the tiny little British cenotaph jazzing up the green velvety lawns.

This archaeological area is spread over 200 acre of land in Mehrauli, Delhi and consists of over hundred historically important monuments. The ruins and relics that this park preserves belong to Tughlaq dynasty, Khalji dynasty, Mughal Empire, Lodhi dynasty of Delhi Sultanate, and the British Raj.

Famous Sites within Mehrauli Archaeological Park

It has many famous sites like the-

Tomb of Balban, ca 1287 CE, the era that was known for building a true arch and the true dome for the very first time in India.

The Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb of Maulana Jamali Kamali also known as Jamali Kamboh, constructed during 1526-1535 CE.

  • The Tomb of Quli Khan
  • Gandhak ki Baoli
  • Rajon ki Baoli
  • A Stepwell
  • Madhi Masjid


Other adjacent monuments include:

 

  • Jahaz Mahal
  • Hauz-i-Shamsi
  • Zafar Mahal of Bahadur Shah II alias Lal Mahal
  • Tomb of Adham Khan.

This archaeological park afforested in the 1970s also serves as an ecological resource for the South Delhi neighbourhood. The park is offers shelter to a number of animals like Fox, Nilgai, Peacocks and many species of birds as well. The flora and fauna around this park is also a must watch.

Redevelopment & Conservation of this Plan

The redevelopment took place in 1997, in collaboration between Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation, the Delhi Development Authority , the State Department of Archaeology and the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage. They started systematized documentation of structures in the area and began conducting heritage walks since 2000.

Timings: All days of the week from 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Nearest Metro Station: Qutub Minar Metro Station
Address: Opposite Qutub Minar Metro Station, Anuvrat Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030

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Mode of Travel:
Mehrauli Archaeological Park
Opposite Qutub Minar Metro Station, Anuvrat Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi
Near by Metro
0.1km
Qutab Minar
1.2km
Chhattarpur

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