Dargah Qutub Sahib Delhi

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Special Attraction: The best time to visit the dargah is during the month of Rabi-ul-Awwal. However, Fridays and Thursdays are also good days to visit and experience the qawwalis and celebration in the dargah. Once Delhi being the city of Mughals, numerous mosques and dargahs are here with distinct significances. Amongst those numerous, one famous is Dargah Qutub Sahib.  Dargah Qutub Sahib (near Gandhak ki Baoli), is an important Muslim pilgrimage site in Delhi and a famous tourist attraction in the city. This dargah is dedicated to Qutub Sahib, popularly known as Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki - a disciple of Hazrat Moinuddin Chisti of Ajmer. He established Sufism in and around Delhi. Dargah Qutub Sahib is considered to be highly dedicated, and thus, is visited by pilgrims of different regions.
Devotees beliefs that, their wishes of the pilgrims come true if that person truly believes in the saint and ties a thread near the tomb of Qutub Sahib. Once the wishes are fulfilled, the person comes back to unties the thread. Hence, you can see countless colourful threads tied in the marble screens.  It is also said that the graves of various prestigious rulers like Akbar II, Shah Alam II, and Bahadur Shah I, are also lie buried around the grave of Qutub Sahib. At present, this beautiful tomb in Delhi plays an important role in leading the heritage tourism of the city, and therefore, is one of the prime attractions in the region.

Dargah Qutub Sahib lies in the middle of an enclosure which is rectangular in shape. It has an Islamic architecture which is beautifully embellish with a dome-shaped roof. Whereas, the western wall is adorned with colorful floral tiles that were added on Aurangzeb’s order. Inside the complex, there is Majlis Khana (an assembly house), mosque, Tosh Khana (robe chamber), few large gates, and Naubat Khana (drum house tanks). On the northern gate of the dargah, you can see the ancient inscriptions.

Location: Located near Gandak ki Baoli in the Mehrauli village, about 400 meters from Adham Khan's tomb.
Time to Visit: Open on all days from sunrise to sunset.
How to Reach: Tourists can either take local buses from various points within the city to reach this monument, which is located in south Delhi, or they can hire auto-rickshaws and taxis or take the metro rail.
Nearest Railway Station: Nizamuddin Railway Station
Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat

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