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Mehrauli Archaeological Park is an archaeological area spread over 200 acre in Mehrauli, lying adjacent to Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It consists many historically significant monuments. It is the only area in Delhi known for 1,000 years of continuous occupation, and includes the ruins of Lal Kot built by Tomar Rajputs in 1060 CE, making it the oldest extant fort of Delhi, and architectural relics of subsequent period, rule of Khalji dynasty, Tughlaq dynasty, Lodhi dynasty of Delhi Sultanate, Mughal Empire and the British Raj.
Embark on a captivating historical journey through the inception of Delhi with a full-day itinerary curated by India City Walks™, a three-time national tourism award-winning brand, and recipient of the esteemed Hall of Fame award by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.
The day begins at the iconic Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you’ll delve into the 12th-century Indo-Islamic architecture and marvel at the historical significance of this majestic minaret. Next, a delightful breakfast amidst ancient ruins awaits you at the Mehrauli Archaeological Park, immersing you in the tales of the Maurya and Gupta periods, and setting the stage for the region’s historical prominence.
As you continue your journey, explore the medieval structures that stand as a testament to the Delhi Sultanate and Mughal rule. Admire the Tomb of Balban, the Tomb of Quli Khan, and the intricately designed Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb, reflecting the fusion of Indian and Islamic architectural styles.
After a stroll through the charming lanes of Mehrauli Village, absorbing the vibrant atmosphere and interacting with the locals, savor a delectable lunch at a heritage restaurant housed in an ancient haveli, blending traditional and modern cuisines, reminiscent of the rich culinary heritage of Delhi.
The afternoon beckons you back to the Mehrauli Archaeological Park, where the remnants of history await your exploration. Unravel the stories of the Lodi dynasty and their impact on the region, connecting the threads of Delhi’s past.
Pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat, a symbolic memorial site that marks India’s struggle for independence and its journey towards nationhood.
As the day draws to a close, immerse yourself in a captivating light and sound show at Purana Qila, which narrates the story of Delhi’s inception through a spectacular audio-visual presentation.
Finally, conclude your journey at Dilli Haat, an open-air food and craft bazaar, where you can indulge in regional delicacies and handcrafted goods from across India, reflecting the cultural tapestry that defines modern Delhi.
India City Walks™ promises an unforgettable day filled with historical insights and cultural experiences, unravelling the layers of history that have shaped the inception and evolution of Delhi, leaving you with cherished memories of this extraordinary city.
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