Hazrat Nizamuddian Dargah is located in Nizamuddin area of Delhi. Hazrat Nizamuddian was a famous saint of the Sufi Chishti Order. In the Indian subcontinent he is having large following. Other honoured titles of him are Mehboob-e-IIahi, Sultan-ul-Mashaikh. Among the big five of the Chisti Order he is considered as fifth Chisti order in India. He was born in 1238 and died on 1325.
What to see in Hazrat Nizamuddian Dargah:
Jama’at –Khana Masjid: In the complex it is the oldest structure. It consists of 3 bays and low domes. This Masjid is located to the west side of Hazrat Nizamuddian’s tomb. This was built by Khizr Khan who was the son of Ala-ud-Din Khalji. Construction of this masjid made in 1325.
Kali / Kalan Masjid: Rubble stones are used to build this masjid. Courtyard of this majid is partly covered and partly uncovered. As per the inscriptions on the eastern doorway it was known that this was built in 772AH by Kimam Shah Maqbul.
Amir Khusro’s Tomb: He was one of the Chief disciples of Hazrat Nizamuddian. It is located just adjacent to the tomb of Hazrat Nizamuddian.
Tomb of Jahan Ara: It is a simple structure covered by earth without any roof as per the wish of Princess Wish. It is situated on the south side of Hazrat Nizamuddian tomb.
Chini Ka Burj: Chine Ka Burj Means tower of tiles. During the era of the Lodis this was built.
What to see around Hazrat Nizamuddian Dargah:
India Gate: It was constructed by Edwin Lutyens in the memory of the soldiers who lost their lives in First World War. It is located 3Kms away from Dargah.
Jantar Mantar: This was constructed by Sawai Jai Singh II between 1699 to 1743. This look like gallery of modern art on the first seeing but it is just an observatory. This place is 6kms away from Dargah.
Rashtrapati Bhawan: Earlier this was used as Viceregal Lodge. In this palace there are 340 rooms. Expenditure for the construction of this palace is 12, 53,000 pound sterling’s. It is located 7Kms away from Dargah.
Red Fort: On the Independence Day Prime Minister of India addresses the nation from this fort. In the history this place is having prominent place i.e. At the end of first war of independence Bhadur Shah Zafar was arrested at this place. This place is 10Kms away from Dargah.
Getting to Hazrat Nizamuddian Dargah: Hazrat Nizamuddian Dargah is located in Delhi. Delhi is well connected by connected with Road ways, Railways and Airways. Both Government and private buses are available to reach this place. Delhi is connected with best railways and airways. There are 3 main bus stands in Delhi. They are Anand Vihar Bus terminus, Sarai Kale Khan Bus Terminus and Interstate Bus Terminus. Nearest railway head is Hazrat Nizamuddian Railway station. Other two major railway station are Old Delhi Railway station and New Delhi Railway Station. In Delhi, Indira Gandhi International airport is situated which connects all major inidna and international cities.
Getting around Hazrat Nizamuddian Dargah: Dargarh can be explored on foot. Areas surrounding the Hazrat Nizamuddian Dargah can be visited by using taxis, cars and autos.
Best time to visit Hazrat Nizamuddian Dargah: Throughout the year people can visit this place.
Where to stay in Hazrat Nizamuddian Dargah: Inside the Dargah no accommodation is available. In Delhi several hotels are available to stay.
Where to eat in Hazrat Nizamuddian Dargah: Visitors has to carry food and water. Food is not available inside the Dargah.