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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The tomb of Nasiruddin Mahmud (Sultan Ghari); 1231 AD.

The tomb of Nasiruddin Mahmud (Sultan Ghari)

Built by Iltutmish for his eldest son Nasiruddin Mahmud, who died before him. The tomb is regarded to be the oldest Islamic Mausoleum in India. It stands alone amidst the rugged plains off the Kishangarh РMehrauli Road, near Vasant Kunj.

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