Mehrauli Archaeological Park and The Qutb Complex



The Qutb complex, also spelled Qutab or Qutub, is an array of monuments and buildings at Mehrauli in Delhi, India. The best-known structure in the complex is the Qutb Minar, built to honour the Sufi saint Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki. Its foundation was laid by Qutb-ud-din Aibak, who later became the first Sultan of Delhi of the Mamluk Dynasty. After the death of the viceroy, the Minar was added upon by his successor Iltutmish (a.k.a. Altamash) and much later by Firoz Shah Tughlaq, a Tughlaq Dynasty Sultan of Delhi in 1368 AD. The construction of the Qubbat-ul-Islam Mosque or Dome of Islam was done next to the Qutb Minar, where it was built on the ruins of the Lal Kot Fort.

The area is great for a trip to an outdoor museum, and the location functions as both an archaeological area as well as a park.

The guide includes descriptions of the Qutb complex and buildings inside and outside Mehrauli Archaeological Park.

The guide

The guide app for Mehrauli Archaeological Park and The Qutb Complex will lead you through the entire park. The guide includes detailed descriptions of 16 of the excavated buildings, and will guide you through the entire area.

GPS controlled area map

The guide for Mehrauli Archaeological Park and The Qutb Complex uses a GPS powered map, that will give you an overview of the site. Also, if you allow GPS tracking, the guide will show your position in the excavation site/museum.

Description of 13 ancient buildings

13 of the excavated buildings in the Mehrauli Archaeological Park and The Qutb Complex are described in detail in the guide. The descriptions of the buildings are given in text, pictures from present day and markings of the specific building on a map.

The background of Mehrauli Archaeological Park and The Qutb Complex

The guide provides a detailed description covering the entire known history span of the area, from when it was founded to present day.

Route planner

Using the route planner, you can put together your own personal version of a guided tour through the Mehrauli Archaeological Park and The Qutb Complex..

Suggested route

The guide also suggesta a tour of “the highlights” The highlight are Excavation Guides suggestions of what to see when visiting the Mehrauli Archaeological Park and The Qutb Complex. However, we recommend that you plan your own guided tour by using the route planner which is available in the app.

Audioguide – TTS, Text to speech

By using TTS, short for “Text To Speech” the guide will act as an audio guide, and read the texts out loud to you. The functionality uses the built in TTS voice, meaning that the the size of the guide app to the Mehrauli Archaeological Park and The Qutb Complex is kept low.

For more information on the guide

Please see the extensive description of the different functionalities available in the guided tour app for the Acropolis by checking out the descriptions in “The Guide”.

The buildings covered in the Mehrauli Archaeological Park and The Qutb Complex  guide:

  1. Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque
  2. Iron Pillar
  3. Qutb Minar
  4. Alai Darwaza
  5. Alai Minar
  6. Tomb of Iltutmish
  7. Quli Khans Tomb and Metcalfes House
  8. Metcalfes Folly
  9. Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb
  10. Rajon ki Baoli
  11. Gandhak ki Baoli
  12. Bhulbhulaiyan Adham Khans Tomb
  13. Bhool Bhuliyan

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