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Madhi Masjid

Location: About 500 metres south of the Jamali Kamali mosque in the Archaeological Survey Park on the western side of Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road

Time to Visit: Open on all days

Preferred Timings: sunrise to sunset

Admission Fee: Free and open to all

Photography charges: nil

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

Functional Metro Station: Central Secretariat


Nearest International Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport

Time required for sightseeing: about 30 minutes

(All data as of October 2005)

Madhi Masjid is located in the Archaeological Survey Park, on the western side of the Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road, about 500 metres south of the Jamali Kamali mosque.

Madhi Masjid is an architecturally different mosque as it has the features of an open wall-mosque as well as a covered mosque. Colored tiles have been used for decorating the flat-roofed chambers with arched openings on either side of the three central bays on the walls of the mosque. Strong walls enclose the courtyard with turrets in each corner giving the mosque the appearance of a miniature fortress. This supports the view that the Madhi Masjid or mosque served the purpose of both as a place of worship and was a watchtower to keep a tab on the movements of an alien army.

The mosque also has an imposing gateway on the eastern side. It was built of gray stone in the Hindu style of architecture. This domed square gateway looks elegant with its two projecting windows of red stone. However, the period in which this impressive structure was constructed and by whom is unknown. Some historians are of the view that it belongs to the Lodi period while others say that it was built in the early Mughal period. Whatever may be the truth, visiting Madhi Masjid is certainly an interesting venture.

Nearby Tourist Attractions: Dargah of Qutb-Sahib, Hathi Gate & Zafar, Jamali Kamali Mosque, Qutab Minar, Gandhak ki Baoli and Rajon-ki-Bain and mosque.

Nearby Places to Eat: Thai Wok Ambavata Complex, Osaka Aurobindo Marg, Red Snapper Aurobindo Marg and a number of roadside food stalls near the Qutab complex.

Nearby Shopping Venues: Ambavata Shopping Complex, Mehrauli, Hauz Khas Village, Sahara Mall and DT Mall in Gurgaon.

Last Updated On: 2011/09/07