Khirki Masjid
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Arun Hariharan
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India204 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
The Masjid was built between 1351-54 by Khan-i-Jahan Junan Shah, the prime minister of Feroz Shah Tughlaq, the third ruler of the Tughlaq dynasty in Delhi. Feroz Shah is known for his keen interest in architecture, especially mosques, and his patronage of several building and conservation projects. In his autobiography Futuhat-i-Firozshahi, he writes, “Among the many gifts which God bestowed upon me, his humble servant, was a desire to erect public buildings. So, I built many mosques and colleges and monasteries”.

The Khirki Masjid, which happens to be one of seven mosques built by Junan Shah, exhibits some unique features and architectural achievements of its time. Most prominent among them is its covered square plan as opposed to the typical open courtyard congregational mosque, and the fusion of local elements such as “jali” style windows with mosque architecture.

Moreover, because of the constant threat of Mongol invasion, almost all structures of that period, including mosques, had a military character such as tapering walls and turrets surmounted by crenellated parapets. The result is a unique mosque that looks like a fortress, or qila.

This monument is well preserved and we were happy to find an alert security guard placed there by ASI to safeguard it.
Written 6 December 2020
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Amolak Rattan K
New Delhi, India3,027 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
You will find this place attractive if you are History lover. Once this place is adopted by some agency, this attraction will arrive on that day and will be a real big attraction for all tourists. You can even see now also and can imagine the original structure.
Amolak Rattan Kohli
Former Governor of Mizoram
Written 31 March 2019
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baburammarch25
Mumbai, India217 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
How could I not notice this mosque ever, while my many visits to malviya nagar during college days? Its a beautiful architecture, though with a deserted feel to it. Its also the only mosque that I have seen from inside, hence I would always cherish this memory.
Written 30 March 2019
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IckFick
New Delhi, India249 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
Was out with a friend who has designated herself as my personal guide of Delhi! She had been to the mosque before when on a tour so we drove to this area across from Max Hospital in Khirki Village and parked along the main road. Just about 100 meters up a dirt pathway sits this fantastic 14th century mosque sitting empty and surrounded by apartment buildings. It is stunning and also well preserved. Apparently one of around 7 that were originally built by one person, only 3 remain and this is the only one not being used for prayers. It’s really amazing.
Written 23 March 2019
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Kumar S
New Delhi, India421 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
The architecture of this Masjid is quite unique but it’s quite dark inside and full of bats. Bring a flashlight with you. Nearest metro station is Hauz Khas.
Written 29 January 2018
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shayali T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Friends
Its a beautiful constructed historic mosque was built by Firoz Shah located in malviya nagar south delhi you can reach here by metro. Both saket and malviya nagar metro will be near by you can see so manymonuments such as the Bijay Mandal, Begumpur Mosque.
Written 16 January 2018
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Suez1956
New Delhi, Delhi, India53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Business
A fully Covered Mosque bang opposite Select City Walk, Saket. A hidden treasure with 85 domes. Dates back to 14-15th Century. A must visit place for it's uniqueness and attractiveness... Used to be an abandoned place and dirty. The the ASI woke up and cleaned it and repaired it and now it is a must visit site for serious history lovers
Written 21 December 2017
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frend09
India1,041 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
Stumbled upon this while searv=ching for a nearby artist's place called Khoj. It was worthwhile stepping inside.
Written 15 October 2017
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tripsmaker
266 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Solo
It's called Window Mosque, located inside Khirki fort close to Satpula in South Delhi and near Khirki village. The mosque was built by by Khan-i-Jahan Junan Shah, Prime Minister of Feroz Shah Tughlaq. The mosque is covered and probably the first of its kind in Sultanate period. It's a must see place for visitors in Delhi.
Written 11 March 2017
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JPHStVincent
Singapore, Singapore766 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Solo
Are you looking for a nice tidy attraction with a ticket office, a souvenir shop and a cafe? Don't come here. But, if you want an amazing centuries-old building with incredible atmosphere, and don't mind the company of bats, this place is just wonderful. It is easy to find: cross the road from the big Saket Mall and look down the alleyways. You'll see it. Bring a flashlight, but use it sparingly for the sake of the bats.
Written 19 December 2016
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