Mehrauli Archaeological Park TRAVEL GUIDE
Basic information for Mehrauli Archaeological Park
Mehrauli's archeological park, free of tiredness and of the noise of the city, offers Delhi to spend a few moments of relaxation in the courtyard of the past. It is like any interesting book in history. In it, the memories of nearly 1000 years have been scattered between the flowers of the flowers decorated with curry, the kicks and acacia ropes and wild bushes, from the time of the British period.
The park spread over 200 acres on the south side of the Qutub Minar at Anuvrat Marg, this park contains ruins of more than 80 old buildings. Only a few of them have complete knowledge about this. Seeing the rest of the rest, only the time of their creation can be estimated. These ruins are waiting for the time when archaeologists will be able to illuminate their complete identity.
History of Mehrauli Archaeological Park
According to the experts, the remains of the first and second Delhi - Lalkot and Qila Rai Pithora are buried under this park's dunes. Lalkot was constructed by Tomar king Anangapal II in the 11th century and Qila Rai Pithora by Prithviraj Chauhan about a hundred years later. During the time of Alauddin Khilji, there was a dense population in this area. The Nafis carving from white and red marble in the outer part of the Alai door made in the courtyard of Qutb proves that the southern part of this tower has been settled.
275 meters southeast of Qutub is the tomb of Kuli Khan on one end of the park. Kuli Khan was the son of Mughal emperor Akbar's dahai Maham Anga. Maham Anga's second son, Adam Khan, was killed on the orders of Akbar from Agra Fort and was killed. He had killed Akbar's wazer Ataga Khan all along. The mausoleum of Maham Anga and Adam Khan is just a short distance from the park.
The tomb of Kuli Khan is of eight corners. The impression of earlier times is clearly seen by the Mughals. The bars of the times of Lodhi are not in it. But the design of the dome is earlier than Mughal buildings. It can only be said that it was built before the tomb of Humayun, the first building with a Mughal style dome.
In the nineteenth century the British resident of Delhi, Thomas Metcalf, bought this mausoleum. Metcalfe was fierce to live like the Mughals. He used to compete with the last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar in this case. Metcalfe remained in Delhi for 40 years. During this time, he was always trying to find out that with Bahadur Shah Zafar, the rule of the heirs of Timur from Delhi's Takht would end.
In response to Jafar Mahal of Bahadur Shah in Mehrauli, Metcalfe made changes in the tomb of Kuli Khan and made it his own place of rest. His dream of the Mughal rule was fulfilled, but after his death, he died. He died of stomach disorder in 1853, which is said to be that the younger Begum Jeetat Mahal of Bahadur Shah had poisoned him.
How to Reach Mehrauli Archaeological Park
Metro: The closest metro station is 'Qutub Minar' on yellow line. Exit from metro station and walk on your right side, towards Delhi. The passage to the Mehrauli Archaeological Park is around 500 mts from the metro station and to your left side.
Auto/Car: If drawing closer from Aurobindo Marg or Mehrauli Badarpur Road, at that point the Park will be to your right side, around 150 mts from Lado Sarai T-point/traffic light. You should take a u-swing to achieve the passageway. In the event that drawing closer from Gurgaon or Andheria More, the Park will be to your left side, around 500 mts from Qutub Metro station.
Bus: Busses going towards Sarai will drop you at Ahimsa Sthal (an open park with an extensive statue of Mahavir high up on the stones). Stroll for around 150 mts towards Gurgaon, along the Mehrauli-Gurgaon street. The section to the Park will be to your right side.
Time to visit Mehrauli Archaeological Park
The Mehrauli Archaeological Park of Delhi is open every morning from 6 a.m. to evening 6 p.m.
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Things to See in Mehrauli Archaeological Park
Metcalfe turned the verandas around the tomb into the rooms. The latest on the beach, he built his own dining room. In front of the tomb, he planted a garden in a special charbagh style of the Mughals, in which, a beautiful terrace still exists. While making modifications in the area around the tomb, special attention was taken to coordinate architecture. Metcalfe named his resting place as 'Dalkusha'.
During the British era many changes were made in this area. A door leading to Qutub was turned into a guest room. The pond was built in the south and the pond in the north. The boat house made near the tomb is very beautiful. To move from the tomb to the park, it has to pass through the Metcalfe Bridge. The canal flowing towards the river Yamuna through Hodge Shamsi passed through this bridge under that bridge.
From the tomb of Kuli Khan's mausoleum - Jamali-Kadali mosque was spreading up to Delakusha. To decorate the beach space, Metcalfe built fake ruins and kos minarets. Metcalfe umbrella is still present near the mosque. There was a big door near the mosque to enter Lilusa. The place to place the house of the oranges and the wards was very close to it. The guests of Metcalfe were taken to the beautiful garden and taken to the hospital, 455 meters away from this door.
The Jamali-Kamli mosque's specialty created in 1529 is its simplicity. This rectangular mosque, with five arched doors, is a turret on the block between the mosques. The five arches have lotus-shaped decorations on either side and the middle of the arches is a beautiful window. The style of this mosque made of red sandstone and marble is also between Lodhi and Mughalakal.
In front of the mosque there is a hog with eight corners. There are several graves in the adjoining two courtyards. The tombs of Jamali and the elegant tombs are inside a small checkroom tomb, which has a fine decoration inside it. There is no information about Kadali. But famously named as Jamali, Sheikh Fazlullah was a poet and poet who had worked in the court of Alexander Lodhi. His poems are beautifully engraved on the walls of this tomb. In front of it is the umbrella of a grave, but all the tombs are open.
Jamali - The last Sultan Balban of the Ghulam dynasty is buried between the ruins in front of the Kamali Mosque. Close to this is the tomb of Balban's son Khan Shahid. Khan Shahid's death was only two years before the Balban commander of Genghis Khan was fighting in Lahore. In his last days, Balban's condition had become like crazy and he used to shed tears throughout the night in the sorrow of death.
The tomb of Balban is very large and large enough. Now only its walls are left. Scientifically designed arches are of great importance in terms of archeology. At that time there used to be a whole city in this area. Seeing the ruins, it seems that there were castles, houses and markets in the area. The town of Balban, Kushka Lal, also had been here where Alauddin Khilji was crowned.
Jamali - A trail from behind the Kamali mosque goes to the banks of Kings of Sikandar Lodhi era. There is a canopy and mosque next to this rectangular boulevard with three floors. There are 66 stairs to reach water from the north end of Baoli.
The structure of this Baoli is similar to Tughlaq and Lodhi style. Even before the bands became kings, this place would have been tributary. It is said that the water was taken from the bowl to make the Qutab Minar and the Quwatul Islam Mosque. Since the masons used to use its water, hence the name of this bavali was called bands of kings.
In that era, the Baoli were of great importance. Then there were no wells in the houses. Apart from watering people, they used to go to Baoli to meet and rest each other. The texture of the bands of the kings seems to have been the center of social contact for the adjoining towns.
There are two grand towers in the time of Lodhi's time, right in front of this bowl and at some distance. Seeing them, it seems that the people buried in them would have been great figures of the royal palace. The place in the park - such ruins are scattered in place. Now, many memories of horror-struck havlets, resorts, tombs, and in Idahabadhana, shimmering like sunglasses.
For most people, Mehrauli means buildings inside the Qutub Minar and its surroundings. But in reality, the whole of Delhi's life on the whole of the terrain has spread. There are many such historical heritage sites like Shamsi Lake, Ship Palace, Tomb of Adam Khan, Zafar Mahal, Dargah of Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki, and Sultan Baoli, beyond the Chaudhids of Qutub and Archeology Park, which can be estimated by the rich heritage of Mehrauli.
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