Late Mughal Residences (17th – 18th centuries)

Elegant arches adorn the transitions between interior and exterior spaces.
Elegant arches adorn the transitions between interior and exterior spaces.

Situated to the East of the tomb of Nasiruddin Mahmud (Sultan Ghari), off the Mehrauli Mahipalpur Road, the ruins of these residences date back to the late Mughal period of the 17th – 18th centuries, thus making them the oldest surviving specimens of residential architecture in Delhi.

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Tomb of Mubarak Shah Sayyid

Tomb of Mubarak Shah Sayyid
Tomb of Mubarak Shah Sayyid

The tomb of Mubarak Shah (died 1434) is situated within Kotla Mubarakpur, at the heart of the modern day New Delhi South Extension I. The structure is one of the early tombs to be modelled on the typical octagonal style that rose to prominence during this period.

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