Nilli Masjid

Nilli Masjid, New Delhi: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Nilli Masjid Reviews: 4/5

Points of Interest & Landmarks
Friday
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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apdxgirl
4 contributions
A must see
Jan 2020
This is a great place to see a little history and the birds... I love the green birds that flock here. The lake is also visible from here. Photo op!
Written January 22, 2020
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Kumar S
New Delhi, India421 contributions
Nilli Masjid
Feb 2018 • Solo
Stumbled across this masjid while I was on my way to meet a friend in Hauz Khas. From outside the structure looks good, it's more than 500 years old but the overall structure is still intact.
Written May 31, 2018
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Shilpamittal
New Delhi, India424 contributions
Nice Place
Mar 2016 • Friends
This is nice mosque to visit as it has some good historical significance. One can spot some blue tiles here.
Written October 20, 2016
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sumantra_travel
New Delhi, India3,876 contributions
Nilli Masjid, 13 Sep'16
Sep 2016
13 September, 2016.
While going through the tripadvisor listings for New Delhi,
I was rather intrigued to find the Nilli Masjid in the list.
This has been a small but active mosque, over the years, with
regular prayers being held at this place. The place is behind the
Hauz Khas apartments, and adjacent to some posh houses in Hauz
Khas's A and H-blocks. The place has some washing area as one enters the
complex, and some of the insides of the place have been touched up.
The name `Nili' comes from the blue tiles, some of which are
still visible on the outer facade. There are still a few
buildings of the Lodi dynasty (a dynasty that pre-dates the
Mughals in India: the last Lodi emperor Ibrahim Lodi was defeated
by Babar in 1526, in the first battle of Panipat). There are two
arches on the sides of the main entrance. There is a dome abouve
the cnetre of the small structure. Two conical clumns are there
at the back fo the structure, which is adjacent to a posh house,
separated by a small fenced boundary. There is a well on the
premises, presumably dating to the ancient times. I have been
rather intrigued by this old structure, since one of my maternal
uncles stayed close to this place in the 1970s, and my parents
currently live in a colony right behind this structure. From
its semi-dilapidated form in the 1970s, it seems to have been
renovated over the ages, and is a relatively neat and clean area
now, though being a functional mosque, some basic `modernisation'
was perhaps inevitable. My intrigue lay in its relation to some
of the artificacts of the Delhi Sultanate close-by: the ruins of
the third city of Delhi (Siri, of the Khalji dynasty), a wall of
this era as A-1 on Aurobindo Marg, the Chor minar a short
distance away, and of course, the Hauz Khas tomb complex a few
kilometres towards the West. The blue tiles are possibly the best
indicator I got of the tomb being of the Lodi era, which I could
confirm from a translation of the information at the entrance of
the mosque (which I got from the Internet, since I cannot read
the script myself). The information
at the entrance dates this structure to 1505-6, a mosque
constructed by a lady Kausambhil, who was a wet nurse to the son
of the then Governor of Delhi.
Written October 11, 2016
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Satyendra Garg
Port Blair, India6,490 contributions
Lodhi era mosque in the heart of Hauz Khas, where prayers are offered these days.
Dec 2014 • Solo
Built in 1505-06 AD by a woman Kusum Bhil, foster mother of son of Khawas Khan, governor of the area, it is located in the main Hauz Khas residential area. It is a small but beautiful mosque where faithful offer prayers these days. though the mosque is more than 500 years old, it is in good shape. There is some controversy regarding the mosque where it is claimed that it has been encroached by squatters, though it is under protection of Archaeological Survey of India.
Written December 9, 2014
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Nilli Masjid is open:
  • Fri - Fri 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM