Zafar Mahal, New Delhi

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  • Zafar Mahal is known as a summer palace of the later Mughal rulers. This palace is situated in Mehrauli village. The palace was built by Akbar Shah in the 18th century. The palace is well maintained. ...  more »
  • This monument was built by the last ruler of Mughal Dynasty, Bahadur Shah Zafar. Though the the mahal is in ruins now and doesn’t attract much visitors but history lovers find this place intriguing du...  more »
  • It is the very center of Mehrauli residential quarter and the archaeological park of the same name. By and large, from the old majestic summer Palace remained only a large gate, as well as fragments o...  more »
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  • If only my heart would allow, I would've given it no more than 1 star.... One of the finest of the mughal architecture, now neglected and just the ruins, packed in a congested locality. Much of the area around is encroached as well. Really Sad.
  • It is monument of FIVE Star but because of its maintenance or NO Maintenance, only ONE Star is awarded. Do not know why ASI is failed to take care of this and other historical monuments in Mehrauli and around Delhi. The entire structure is in ruins and has a field day for playing cards and what NOT for. The Mogul Emperor had himself decided his burial place near the iconic Dargah Hazrat Khwaja Qutubuddin Bakhitiyar Kaki but his wishes couldn't be fulfilled has he had last breathed in Rangoon. May India bring back his remains and bury here so that he can RIP.
  • Standing in Mehrauli in south Delhi, the Zafar Mahal is the last palace of the Mughal emperors. Built in the 1842 by the penultimate Mughal emperor, Akbar II, its entrance was later reconstructed by his son, Bahadur Shah Zafar in the 19th century. The palace lies in ruins, and little of its former glory remains. The three-storied structure, built from red sandstone, with some marble embellishments, subsumes an earlier mosque built by Bahadur Shah I. Its four-metre tall gates can allow fully decorated elephants with howdahs to pass. Several Mughal emperors lie entombed here: Bahadur Shah I (d. 1712), Shah Alam II (d. 1806), and Akbar II (d. 1837). Bahadur Shah Zafar had intended to be buried here as well, and had chosen the location of his grave. However, he was exiled to Rangoon following the rebellion of 1857, and never returned. His son, Mirza Fakruddin, however, is buried here. The dargah (shrine) of the renowned Sufi mystic Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki is located adjacent to the Zafar Mahal. It was declared a protected monument in 1920 under the Ancient Monuments Preservation Act, but new structures are now encroaching its southern and eastern walls.
  • Zafar Mahal is situated in the heart of Mehrauli, adjacent to the Western Gate of Dargah of Hz. Bakhtiyar Kaki (r.a.). To reach there by road, go straight from Qutub Minar, passing Adam Khan's Tomb and Mehrauli Bus Stand. You will reach an open area with shops and Mehrauli Police Station. Just before you enter this open area, a road turns to your left, which will take you straight to Zafar Mahal. The area is congested and it is advised to take a two-wheeler or small car only. One can also walk from Mehrauli Bus Stand or take a cycle-rikshaw to the palace
  • Zafar Mahal is a heritage building constructed by Mughal king in centre of Mehrauli. The street is very narrow in front of this monument.

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