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Sanderson’s Sundial

Qutb Complex, Mehrauli, Delhi
The Sundial is a small specimen, made of marble & fitted with a sleek blade to form a shadow that rotates with time. It isn’t very stylish, or stunning either, but is inscribed with a…
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Town Hall

Town Hall, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi
It was originally built as the Municipal Offices and housed the European Club and Lawrence Institue and its Library. This building replaced what was remained of Jahanara's Serai.
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Unknown Tomb (in Zamrudpur)

Nandi Vithi Rd, Zamrudpur, Delhi
This twelve-pillared tomb is unusually ornate with finely carved pillars and elaborate kangura design around the dome. The dome is decorated with incised plaster and is exceptionally well preserved.
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Metcalfe’s Folly (near Qutb Complex)

Outside Qutb Complex, Mehrauli, Delhi
Metcalfe's Folly construction dates from the 1840s and were commissioned by Thomas Metcalfe, the highest British Administrative officer at that time. He built these 'false ruins'  as a picturesque addition to his view, in the…
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Naqqar Khana

Red Fort, Netaji Subhash Marg, Delhi
Naqqar Khana (Drum House) was located at the entrance point of the Rang Mahal. Music was played at specific times in the day alongside a large gate. People who visited the fort and would come…
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Jahaz Mahal

Jahaz Mahal, Talaab lane, Mehrauli, New Delhi
Jahaz Mahal (in Urdu Language ‘Jahaz’ means “Ship” and ‘Mahal’ means “Palace”, the “Ship Palace”), is located next to Hauz-i-Shamsi in Mehrauli, Delhi on its northeastern corner. It was so named, since its reflection (illusion)…
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Dilkusha

Metcalfe's Dilkush, Mehrauli Archeological Park Trail, Mehrauli, New Delhi
'Dilkhusha' in Urdu language means "Delight of the Heart" and is also known as The second Metcalfe House. He refurbished the 16th century Mughal Tomb of Quli Khan in true English style as a pleasure retreat…
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Kushak Shikargah

Teen Murthi Marg, New Delhi
Built in Tughluq period (A.D. 1321-1414), the rubble built structure has three open bays containing arches supported on typical stone pillars. It is in line with an embankment (bund) which was built to retain the…
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Unknown Lodi Tomb (in Mehrauli Village)

Mehrauli Village, Mehrauli, Delhi
It s a Lodi Period tomb now converted into government dispensary.
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Diwan-e-Khas, Red Fort

Red Fort, Delhi
In the Diwan-i-Khas( or the Hall of Private Audiences) the Emperor held private meetings with courtiers and state guests. The hall comprises a rectangular chamber with engraved arched openings supported on piers, on all of…
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Chilla Nizamuddin

Bharat Scouts and Guides Marg, Nizamuddin East, Delhi
This is the place where Khwaja Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia used to do chilla-kashi, the spiritual practise in which a secluded sufi goes without water, food or sleep for 40 days, almost 700 years ago.
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Sher Mandal

Sher Mandal, Delhi
The Sher Mandal named so after Sher Shah who had tried to finish what was ordered by Babur but had died during the initial phase and so construction was halted until the arrival of Humayun. This…
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St Stephen’s College Hostel Building

Lothian Rd, Delhi
This building was built in 1890 for St Stephen's College which started its functioning in 1881 from a town hall in Chandni Chowk. The main St. Stephan's College building on the Lothian Rd futher down…
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Sakri Gumti

Green Park, Delhi
Separated from the Choti Gumti by a road is the Sakri Gumti or the ‘narrow domed building’. It is an appropriate name for this structure, given that its walls are significantly higher than they are…
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Choti Gumti

Green Park, Delhi
The purpose of this building is not known. The domed building is built of rubble masonty finished with plaster, assignable to Lodi period.
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