Mehrauli Archaeological Park -A big complex with more than 100 monuments

Mehrauli Archaeological Park is expanded into 200 acre of area in Mehrauli, Delhi which is very close to Qutub Minar. It is a big complex with more than 100 monuments. This is known to be the only area which has been continuous  occupied for than 1000 years in Delhi.

It has ruins by Khilji, Tughlaq, Lodhi dynasties, Mughal Empires and British rulers. The park has remains and pillars of many old temples which are dispersed throughout the park. The park has many rocky slopes, plains and water bodies. It has landscaped gardens like Metcalfe’s Garden which is located in front of tomb of Quli Khan.

Mehrauli Archaeological Park
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Visiting Detail

  • Location: Anuvrat Marg, Opposite Qutub Minar Metro Station, Mehrauli,
  • Timings: 5:00 am to 6:30 pm
  • Entry fee: Free

The Park has many following tombs, mosques and Baolis:

  • Tomb of Maulana Jamali Kamali (1526 – 1535 CE)
  • Jamali Kamali Mosque 
  • Tomb of Quli Khan
  • Tomb of Balban (1287 CE)
  • Gandhak ki Baoli
  • Rajon ki Baoli
  • Madhi Masjid

Redevelopment

Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC), Archaeology department of Delhi, Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) and Delhi Development Authority (DDA) joint together in the redevelopment and conservation of the archaeological park in 1997.

Since 2000, INTACH has reconstructed around 40 monuments. This organization has also added many public display signs, walking trails and driving routes including sandstone trail-markers.

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