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Revival of Qutub Ki Baoli

       Revival of Qutub Ki Baoli

Brief History

Qutub ul Aqtab Hazrat Khwaja Syed Muhammad Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki (born 1173-died 1235) was a renowned Muslim Sufi mystic, saint and scholar of the Chishti Order from Delhi. He was the disciple and the spiritual successor of Moinuddin Chishti and head of the Chishti order. It is believed that the Baoli is constructed during the period of Iltutmish when urs was held in this area. In obedience to the desire of his spiritual master, Moinuddin Chishti, Khwaja Bakhtiyar went and started living in the city of Delhi, during the reign of Iltutmish.  

Project Aim

The aim of project is to conserve the architectural glory as well the various significance associated with the historic Baoli so that it is preserved for future generation. De-silting and restoration of Qutub Ki Baoli will also entail to the continued original use of the Baoli with the adjacent Dargah.


Conservation and restoration of Qutub ki Baoli at Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki’s Dargah. The Baoli is located within the complex of the Qutubudin Bakhtiyari Kaki ki Dargah in the Mehrauli village and about 400m from the Adham Khan. The approach to the Qutub Ki Baoli is in Mehrauli near Main Mehrauli Bus Stand, it is 1 and 1/5 km from Adam khan’s tomb and near Gandhak Ki Baoli. The main Qutub Ki Baoli is underneath the Dargah. The Baoli was constructed by Iltutmish in 12th century A.D. for the Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki. The Baoli is named after Qutb Sahib who had held high esteem and has been highly regarded for centuries, as he was the disciple and spiritual successor of Khwaja Mu'inu'd Din Chishti of Ajmer.  The dargah has many other structures like the assembly house, robe chamber, mosque, drum house tanks and several imposing gates.

The Baoli is accessed through the wuzu area of the Dargah leading to an open terrace. There are graves located on this level from where the steps lead to the lower level to access the Baoli.

The Baoli covers an approximate area of 377 sqm and a depth of about 23m. It is constructed of the quartzite stones with lime mortar. 

Agencies involved with SRDC

Delhi Parks & Gardens Society (DPGS), GNCTD, Delhi Wakf Board (DWB), Public Works Department (PWD) and Hon’ble Delhi Court.


Consultant is in the process to be hired for preparation of Conservation DPR of the Baoli.  




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Last Updated : 25 Aug,2014