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Ahinsa Sthal

Location: On the main Mehrauli Road at the peak of a small hill, 14km southwest of Connaught Place, at the intersection of Mehrauli Badarpur Road and Aurobindo Marg.

Famous as: Metcalfe Battery House

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 the park, 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)

Ahinsa Sthal is located on the main Mehrauli Road at the peak of a small hill, 14km southwest of Connaught Place. It is situated at the intersection of Mehrauli Badarpur Road and Aurobindo Marg. This place of non-violence or peace as the name suggests is so named because a 14 feet large statue of Lord Mahavira stands here and it is now considered a sacred place by followers of Jainism. The statue was set up here in the mid-1980s and the area around the sculpture has been developed into a lush green park, over time.

Apart from the Jain statue, Ahinsa Sthal also has a historical significance, as it was here that the British official Thomas Metcalfe erected a small lighthouse known as Metcalfe Battery in the 19th century. However, at present it is a good park to relax in especially after a tiring walk around Archaeological Survey India Park across the road.

Nearby Tourist Attractions

Balban's tomb, Dargah of Qutb-Sahib, Hathi Gate and Zafar Mahal, Jamali Kamali Mosque, Qutab Minar, Gandhak ki Baoli and Rajon-ki-Bain & mosque.

Nearby Places to Eat

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

Nearby Shopping Venues

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

Last Updated On: 2011/07/01

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