Mehrauli Archaelogical Park

Open Time : 5am–6:30pm

Entry : free

Address : Mehrauli Archaeological Park, Christian Colony, Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi, India

Why to visit Mehrauli Archaelogical Park

The park is well known for being the only place in Delhi to have experienced 1000 years of habitation on a regular basis. The park has the deteriorated tombs of numerous important historical individuals, including Balban, Quli Khan, and Sufi poet Jamali, and holds one of the greatest cultural distinctions in Delhi.

In addition to being crammed with the most valuable artefacts from the mediaeval era, the park is also home to a large number of flora and trees that enhance its natural beauty.

Highlights of the Mehrauli Archaeological Park:

  • Many exotic aviary critters also live in the park's tree branches, much to the joy of bird watchers.
  • A stunning lake with a breathtaking view of the sunset is nestled in the centre of these woods.
  • People of all ages can find plenty of enjoyment in Mehrauli Archaeological Park.
  • Young minds are drawn in by the educational value of the ancient, destroyed monuments, while adults are enchanted by the natural beauty of the various gardens filled with dense rose bushes.

Architecture of the Mehrauli Archaeological Park:

  • The monuments in the park mix delicate stonework with elaborate brickwork and are inspired by Indo-Islamic architectural design.
  • The Mughal structure, which is located in the centre of the Aravali mountain range, is as imposing as the surrounding peaks.
  • The heritage shrines of monuments closely evoke the national identity of the time while encapsulating the apparent success of architecture from a bygone era.
  • The park displays the diversity of the numerous faces of Indian society through the elaborate carvings that adorn its earthen walls.

Fee: The fee to enter the Mehrauli Archaeological Park is free. 

Timings: The park is open to visitors every day of the week from 5:00 AM to 6:30 PM.

FAQ on Mehrauli Archaelogical Park

How to reach Mehrauli Archaeological Park?

One of the simplest ways to get to the park is by taking the metro to the Saket or Qutub metro stations. The most convenient mode of transportation is always a car, taxi, or auto-rickshaw, but do not be discouraged—buses going to Andheria More or Lado Sarai will drop you off at Ahimsa Sthal (large statue of Mahavir on the rocks). You may reach the complex by taking a quick 200-meter stroll from this location.

When is the best time to visit Mehrauli Archaeological Park?

The park complex is open all day long. Visitation is best from sunrise (6:00 AM) until sunset (6:00 PM).

What are the nearby attraction from Mehrauli Archaeological Park?

Nearby attraction includes: Qutub Minar, Iron Pillar of Delhi and Chhatarpur Temple

What are the places to eat near Mehrauli Archaeological Park?

Nearby restaurants includes: Thai High (850 m), Qla (2km) and Bi Tai (1.1 km)

What are the places to stay near Mehrauli Archaeological Park?

Nearby hotels includes: Qutab Hotel (1.0 km) and Grace Home (2.8 km)

Special Tip

Carry sunglasses and enough water to quench your thirst if you want to shield yourself from Delhi's oppressive summer heat. Wear the appropriate clothing throughout winter to stay warm. A few metres from the Rajon Ki baoli, at Bakhtiyar Kaki's dargah, you may hear Sufi Muslims singing qawwali music.

By Sparsh Kapoor

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