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Rajon ki Bain and Mosque

Location: Located near Gandak-ki-Baoli in the Mehrauli village, about 400 meters from Adham Khan's tomb in Archaeological Survey of India Park

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 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)

Located just behind the local bus station, about 400 meters away from Gandhak-ki-baoli in the Archaeological Survey of India Park are the Rajon-ki-Bain and Mosque. These Lodi era monuments are in state of serious neglect with massive outgrowth of wild vegetation in and around the structures.

Rajon-ki-Bain is another four-tiered stepped well much larger than Gandhak-ki-baoli. The well derives its name from the fact that the particularly masons (raj) of the area used it. However, at present, this well has also dried up.

Adjacent to Rajon-ki-Bain is a mosque that is connected to the well with a flight of steps. The mosque has a chhatri that has an inscription, which records that it was built during the reign of the ruler Sikander Lodi (1489-1517).

It is advisable not to visit the monuments alone, as it is located in a secluded and neglected park. However, it will be a fruitful visit for those interested in baolis or step wells and the architectural history of Delhi.

Nearby Tourist Attractions

Dargah Qutb-Sahib, Gandhak ki Baoli, Hathi Gate and Zafar, Jamali Kamali Mosque, Adham Khan's tomb, and Qutab Minar complex.

Nearby Places to Eat

Thai Wok Ambavata Complex, Osaka Aurobindo Marg, Red Snapper Aurobindo Marg and a number of roadside food stalls near the Qutb complex.

Nearby Shopping Venues

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

Last Updated On: 2011/07/04