Title: The Colours Remain
Location: Jamali Kamali, Mehrauli Archaeological Park, Delhi
Beyond the bustling lanes of Mehrauli, in the domineering shadows of the Qutab Minar, lies a oft forgotten gem known as Mehrauli Archaeological Park. Despite being widly covered by the plethora of the Indian travel bloggers, it still remains way from the eyes of the usual tourist.
The tomb of Jamali Kamali is arguably the most famous (and supposedly haunted) structure of this 20o acre park. Some say that the two tombs at the Jamali Kamali Mosque are of a gay couple called Jamali and Kamali, while other sources rubbishes the claims and address them as husband and wife. While the scholars are busy trying to refute such scandalous rumours, I couldn’t help but get enchanted by the intricate colourful engravings on the inner walls of this Tomb. Whatever the truth, Jamali Kamali did leave behind a colourful legacy.
SR Travel Tip: The Mehrauli archaeological park also hosts other historical marvels such as Balban’s Tomb, Rajon Ki Baoli, and Metcalfe’s follies. A weekend sojourn to this hidden gem of Delhi is highly recommended.