Quli Khan's Tomb (Dilkhush Treat)

Tomb From 17th Century.

Quli Khan’s Tomb, lying in a forgotten corner of Mehrauli Archaeological Park, is one of the most stunning tombs in the entire city of Delhi. Its magnificence is matched only by its seclusion.

The tomb was originally built in 17th century after a Mughal general of the army. It is not known who commissioned it.

Annexes were added to the tomb by Sir Thomas Metcalfe, the British Agent (negotiator) at the court of the Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah “Zafar” II, from 1835-53 A.D. who bought the tomb and converted it into his monsoon retreat known as "Dilkhush Treat" in Urdu language means "Delight of the Heart". He refurbished the 16th century Mughal tomb of Quli Khan in true English style as a pleasure retreat by surrounding it with many rest houses, follies and gardens. He used to lease out his retreat as a guest house to honeymooning couples, as it provided an idyllic view of the Qutub Minar with its surrounding structures. An inscription at site (photo of plaque in the gallery) testifies that Metcalfe rented out this house to honeymooning couples.
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- Period: Mughal Period. - Hours: Daytime. - Cost: Free of cost. - Attire: No Special Requirements
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