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.