About the walk

The region around Mehrauli is the oldest continuously inhabited region in Delhi. The construction of Lal Kot by the Tomar Rajputs was followed by the citadel of Chauhan Rajputs, called Qila Rai Pithora. It also became the first capital of the Delhi Sultanate, named after the Sufi Saint, Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki. The Persian words ‘mehr’ and ‘auliya’, meaning ‘grace of the saint’. It is full of wonderful discoveries: from the Qutub Minar to the ruins of Metcalfe’s Dilkhusha. It also has shrines of several major religions.

This walk starts from the area behind the famous Qutub complex, known as Mehrauli Archaeological Park, and goes through the major monuments such as Jamali Kamali mosque, Rajon ki Baoli, Quli Khan’s tomb, Bagichi ki Masjid, Gandhak ki Baoli, and so on. The martyrdom site of Sikh hero, Banda Bahadur, and ‘Zafar Mahar’the summer capital of the last Mughal Emperor will also be covered. The early-Mughal period tomb of Adham Khan will be the ending point for our walk. Join us and spend some time around these beautiful ruins, reflecting on the history of the great cities of medieval India.

This custom tour is for the students of National Museum Institute, New Delhi. This walk is not open to others.

Walk Time
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Walk Date
Meeting Time
09:45 am
Celebrating World Heritage Day - Tales of the Archaeological Wonders of Mehrauli
In Association with
National Museum Institute, New Delhi
Thursday
18 Apr

Walk Leader

Shashank Gupta
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Duration

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meeting Time09:45 am

Meeting Point

Mehrauli Archaelogical Park Gate , Anuvrat Marg

MediumEnglish, Hindi

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About the Walk

The region around Mehrauli is the oldest continuously inhabited region in Delhi. The construction of Lal Kot by the Tomar Rajputs was followed by the citadel of Chauhan Rajputs, called Qila Rai Pithora. It also became the first capital of the Delhi Sultanate, named after the Sufi Saint, Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki. The Persian words ‘mehr’ and ‘auliya’, meaning ‘grace of the saint’. It is full of wonderful discoveries: from the Qutub Minar to the ruins of Metcalfe’s Dilkhusha. It also has shrines of several major religions.

This walk starts from the area behind the famous Qutub complex, known as Mehrauli Archaeological Park, and goes through the major monuments such as Jamali Kamali mosque, Rajon ki Baoli, Quli Khan’s tomb, Bagichi ki Masjid, Gandhak ki Baoli, and so on. The martyrdom site of Sikh hero, Banda Bahadur, and ‘Zafar Mahar’the summer capital of the last Mughal Emperor will also be covered. The early-Mughal period tomb of Adham Khan will be the ending point for our walk. Join us and spend some time around these beautiful ruins, reflecting on the history of the great cities of medieval India.

This custom tour is for the students of National Museum Institute, New Delhi. This walk is not open to others.

Please Note

  • No entry fee.
  • Parking is available inside the park.
  • Photography is allowed.
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and carry water.

Nearest Metro/Bus Station

Lado Sarai/Qutub Minar

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