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Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb in Delhi

Published on: January 7, 2014 | Updated on: October 12, 2014
Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb, Delhi

Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb

Location: Mehrauli, New Delhi

A history lover like me can never get enough of the alluring secrets and mysteries buried inside the abandoned structures. This is probably why I always manage to locate even the most shrouded forts and tombs around me. And here I found another one in the capital city yet again!  Located in the Archaeological Survey of India Park in Mehrauli, the Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb is yet another ancient structure in the vicinity of Delhi. The unusual name of this piece of history finds its meaning in the names of two people for whom it was built, Shaikh Jamali Kamboh and his mate Kamali.

The construction of this mosque and tomb dates back to the year 1528-29 during the reign of Babur and Humayun. Jamali was a renowned sufi saint of that period. After their death, both Jamali and Kamali were buried adjacent to each other in the same fort. And the fort was therefore named as the “Jamali Kamali Fort”. Just like the two men, the mosque and the court are both positioned adjacent to each other in different walled courts. Beautifully crafted and gracefully adorned, the two splendid structures leave no slack in mesmerizing you completely.

So all the history buffs, looking out for a new subject for study or admiration, this place is definitely not to be missed!

Entry:  Free

Timings:  Sunrise to Sunset


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Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts

Lal Kot in Delhi

Mutiny Memorial


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Hi Nandini,
Enjoyed reading your write up on Jamali Kamali.
Will you be kind enough to let me know what was the
story of Metcalfe in this set up.

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