Mehrauli Archaeological Park

Mehrauli Archaeological Park

Mehrauli Archaeological Park
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  • Antonio B
    New Delhi, India3 contributions
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    The best kept secret of Delhi's history and greenery
    The best kept secret of Delhi's history and greenery. The ruins of majestic structures and the ruins of Arrival hills , these man-made ad natural wonders amazes you when you go there. take a guide along as the forest is deep and ruins are too many
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 August 2023
  • gabriela s
    New Delhi, India2 contributions
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    a gem of a historical place
    a gem of a historical place in the middle of chaotic city . It is so surprising to find an ancient wonder lying in the middle of chaotic city of delhi. hiding so many many awesome history and plethora of historic ruins
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 10 January 2024
  • Dishika12
    New Delhi, India16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A walk through nature to Mughal Tombs
    Feels like hiking in greenery, you will see a rose garden too. Wearing comfortable shoes is advisable. You can enjoy delicious foof in its cafe inside. Park have a free entry but have a ticket fee for entry in cafe and tomb area.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 April 2024
  • Devendra Singh Guleria
    India96 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Paradise for History Buffs & Nature Lovers, But...
    I finally visited Mehrauli Archaeological Park last month after wanting to go for ages, and it was totally worth the wait! As a history enthusiast and lover of ruins, I was in paradise. The park's sprawling 200 acres are home to ancient monuments, intricate carvings, and serene surroundings, making for an unforgettable experience. But what really struck me was the beautiful blend of history and nature - the ruins are surrounded by lush greenery, trees, and birdsong, creating a tranquil oasis in the heart of the city. However, I have to deduct a star for the lack of clean toilets and a decent cafe/eating joint, which is surprising considering the park's size and popularity. Despite this, I still highly recommend it to anyone interested in history, nature, and architecture - just be prepared to rough it a bit!
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 7 May 2024
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Devendra Singh Guleria
India96 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
I finally visited Mehrauli Archaeological Park last month after wanting to go for ages, and it was totally worth the wait! As a history enthusiast and lover of ruins, I was in paradise. The park's sprawling 200 acres are home to ancient monuments, intricate carvings, and serene surroundings, making for an unforgettable experience. But what really struck me was the beautiful blend of history and nature - the ruins are surrounded by lush greenery, trees, and birdsong, creating a tranquil oasis in the heart of the city. However, I have to deduct a star for the lack of clean toilets and a decent cafe/eating joint, which is surprising considering the park's size and popularity. Despite this, I still highly recommend it to anyone interested in history, nature, and architecture - just be prepared to rough it a bit!
Written 7 May 2024
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Dishika12
New Delhi, India16 contributions
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Mar 2024 • Friends
Feels like hiking in greenery, you will see a rose garden too. Wearing comfortable shoes is advisable. You can enjoy delicious foof in its cafe inside. Park have a free entry but have a ticket fee for entry in cafe and tomb area.
Written 3 April 2024
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gabriela s
New Delhi, India2 contributions
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Oct 2023 • Solo
a gem of a historical place in the middle of chaotic city . It is so surprising to find an ancient wonder lying in the middle of chaotic city of delhi. hiding so many many awesome history and plethora of historic ruins
Written 10 January 2024
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isabelYLisabelk
New Delhi, India4 contributions
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Dec 2023 • Business
imposing ruins of the last Hindu city of Delhi, so many ruins hidden under deep forest cover, you got to take a good local guide to explore the vast wilderness and experience a little adventure
Written 1 January 2024
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Antonio B
New Delhi, India3 contributions
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Jun 2023 • Family
The best kept secret of Delhi's history and greenery. The ruins of majestic structures and the ruins of Arrival hills , these man-made ad natural wonders amazes you when you go there. take a guide along as the forest is deep and ruins are too many
Written 13 August 2023
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Madhulika L
Noida, India6,211 contributions
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Nov 2022
This vast green space in Mehrauli, very close to the Qutb Minar (which you can see from the park) is home to some very interesting and important historical monuments. These include the medieval step-well known as Rajon ki Baoli; several unidentified tombs; an interesting horse stable; the tomb of the Sultanate era ruler, Balban; the mosque and tomb of Jamaali-Kamaali, which dates back to Humayun’s era; and the tomb of Mohammad Quli Khan, refurbished and added to by Thomas Metcalfe to create a holiday home. There are other historical structures, from lone walls to domed pavilions (Metcalfe’s ‘follies’) and a boathouse that was originally a dovecote.

Recent changes mean that there are now several manicured lawns, hedges, benches and even a couple of outdoor gyms added alongside some of the paths around Jamaali-Kamaali and Quli Khan’s Tomb. The area leading from there to Rajon ki Baoli, however, is more wild, with relatively untouched trees and dirt paths.

No entry fee is charged. The park is open between sunrise and sunset.
Written 1 December 2022
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Wanderlust Family
Tolmie, Australia1,096 contributions
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Sept 2022 • Friends
Rich in history, the architecture is so detailed & beautiful the craftsmanship is unbelievable: One of my absolute favourite places to visit. Went fair beyond any of my expectations. A must visit.
Written 19 October 2022
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Noyo
New Delhi, India3 contributions
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Jan 2021
This park is super rich with history, best if you go with a knowledgeable guide who can add context. I would advise to go in a group of 3-4 people if you're not a Delhi local. Women should not go here alone, especially near sunset or sunrise, as some unsavoury people may roam around nearby. Do dress conservative.

Entry is free. One of the park exits leads to a road that reads to the Bhool Bhulaiya (not really a maze, just a big multi arched rounded tomb type structure worth visiting). You can find it on Google Maps, it's a few minutes away on foot.

The ASI or some trust badly needs to conduct maintenance here.
Written 27 December 2021
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ashrafi85
Bengaluru, India74 contributions
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Dec 2019
I had read about the step wells and tombs in Mehrauli archaeological Park and wanted to see it after visiting the Qutub Minar.
It was difficult to locate the place using Google maps as there are no proper sign boards to guide you to this site. Our driver who had lived in Delhi for 15 years and taken tourists around had never even heard of the place. After circling around the area twice we found it.
It's a strangely deserted, overgrown, run down sprawling place with old ruins and tombs scattered all over it. We had to park the car near a garden/park and go further and deeper into the archaeological park on foot. Luckily our driver was equally curious about this place and escorted us. Thank God he came along as it certainly didn't seem a safe place for two women to be alone especially as it was late evening and the sun was setting. Plus there were some unruly youngsters hanging around the tombs and Agrasen ki Baoli who seemed to be using the place to have a drink or two surrepticiously which made us feeel uncomfortable and unsafe.
The Rajon ki Baolli, a step well was worth seeing as was Jamali Kamali an old mosque in red sandstone where the sufi saint cum poet Jamali is buried. There is a large courtyard and although the prayer hall of the mosque was closed the arches leading to it were beautifully inscribed with Urdu calligraphy.
I wouldn't recommend this as a must see place. It is in a semi jungle like area with pathways leading to the different structures. The sign boards are not very easy to follow and basically the place has not been maintained. Not many tourists come here. So I would advise ladies not to venture here alone. Better to go in a large group.
Written 23 November 2020
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Vikas Singh
Ghaziabad, India4,144 contributions
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Dec 2019
Every few years the archaeological park gets a face lift but poor maintenance and general apathy makes the place dirty and buildings crumble. The most important monument in this park is the tomb of Balban and his son. Balban's tomb is the first Islamic arch in India. To the east of Balban's tomb, lies a ruined rectangular structure said to be the grave of Khan Shahid, Balban's son, whose original name was Muhammad, who died fighting against the Mongols near Multan in 1285.
Written 8 April 2020
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