DURATION: 2 Hours.
- Walk amid history.
- Unique experience.
LOCATION: MEHRAULI, NEW DELHI
Mehrauli Archaeological Park is a 200 acres area bordering the Qutub Minar complex. Overlooked by most of the tourist hordes, the Mehrauli Archaeological Park preserves some of the historic relics of Delhi. Interestingly, Mehrauli has been the only part of Delhi to have always been inhabited since the time Anang Pal ruled from Lal Kot in the 11th century even when various rulers created their own cities (known as the seven cities of Delhi).
Mehrauli has a history of more than thousands years and has influence of Islam, Hindu and Mughal. The evidents are in the architecture of the monuments and buildings. Each landmark in the neighbourhood has a story to tell: step wells where water smelled of sulphur, a tank where Prophet Muhammad left a mark, martyrdom site of Sikh hero Banda Bahadur, a khanqah of eunuchs, a palace of the Mughals and an empty grave meant for the last Mughal emperor. Mehrauli archeological park, popularly known as Jamali Kamali is unique with mosque and tomb of Jamali, a stepwell and residence of a British official being the major attraction.