Comments on: Photo gallery: A walk through Mehrauli Archaeological Park Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: Ankush_Reuters Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:43:03 +0000 Thanks everyone. fotugrafer, nice pictures :)

By: fotugrafer Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:43:35 +0000 This is an amazing place and I go there often, however, I have never seen the Balban’s tomb so far. And neither have I experiences the qawwalis as I mostly go there during early mornings. I must pay a visit real soon. Meanwhile here are some of my thoughts on the place. Please check them out.

By: Nikhil-Chandra Thu, 14 Mar 2013 09:13:54 +0000 Hola! I didn’t knew that Qutub Minar remains open between 7 to 9 PM. This is the first thing I am going to do: Visit Qutub Minar after 7:00 PM. Thank you for that information. And shame on me for not finding this our earliers. I have beenm to Qutub Minar and Mehrauli Archaeological Park many times. I do find Mehrauli Archaeological Park an unusually attractive tourist spot more so for serenity and lesser crowd and some stunning monuments. Jamali Kamali Tomb is the most stunning structure inside the park and to believe it one need to get inside it and see the intricate and exquisite inlay and carvings. Another favorite is Metcalfe’s Dilkusha or the Tomb of Quli Khan followed by Rajon ki Baoli and Balban’s Tomb. Did you know that Balban’s Tomb is the first Islamic Structure built in India which used true arches. But the Tomb is in ruin state and only the grave of Khan Shahid is there. Yet another one of my favorite is the Ziggurat which is visible from the Qutub Minar Parking and there is a gate near from where you can enter the park and reach Quli Khan’s Tomb first.
Just a few 100 meters away from Gandhak ki Baoli opposite Mehrauli Bus Depot you’d see an unusual structure. This one is referred to as Bhool Bhulaiya and there is no sign board to tell you who the tomb belonged to not even locals could tell. It is the Adham Khan’s Tomb. Adham Khan was son of Akbar’s nanny and plotted to have the emperor murdered. When Akbar came to know about it he had Adham Khan killed by twice throwing him off the top of Agra Fort. Later Adham Khan was buried here and the Tomb was ordered to be built by Akbar himself.
There are more anecdotes and details on monuments inside Mehrauli Archaeological Park on my blog. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it. If you have time please visit:  /25/mehrauli-archaeological-park/

By: DelhiByFoot Sat, 02 Feb 2013 15:41:25 +0000 Hi Ankush….it was good to read the blog…I do believe that you were part of DelhiByFoot’s heritage explorations to Mehrauli Village and Archaelogical Park and the Qutub By Nite on 6th Oct..would have really helped us if you would have mentioned about our fledgling little team of Delhi explorers…Cheers and hope to read more on Delhi from you…
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