Nizamuddin Dargah in Delhi

Nizamuddin Dargah in Delhi: The mausoleum of Nizamuddin Auliya which is counted among the world's most famous Sufi saints. It is believed to be the holy shrine of Muslims. This Muhumed Tughlaq was built in 1324-51. It is one of Delhi's popular attractions people here come in hundreds of thousands of days. The lavish Hazrat Nizamuddin Tomb has mesh marble arches and patio. The devotees impose the red thread with a belief so that their desires are met. The sacred spot inside the tomb is covered with scented dark green cloth. The devotees put incense in front of the holy place showering rose petals and praying.

Within the dargah complex the famous poet Amir Khusro and the tomb of a Mughal princess Jahan Ara Begum is also located. Apart from this you will find the tombs of many such people in the Dargah campus after the death of the Sufi saint who had the desire to be buried next to him.

On any day you can visit the dargah but every Thursday special Qawwali programs are organized in Nizamuddin Dargah and the dargah is decorated with beautiful lights. Even Bollywood's loyalty is in the dargah and there are many traditional Qawwahili suits on the dargah just like "Kun Phaya Kun" is filmed for the latest movie Rockstar. Islamic festivals including Urs and the death anniversaries of Sufi saints Nizamuddin Auliya and Amir Khusro are celebrated here.

Things to Know Before You Go:  Tips For Visiting Nizamuddin Dargah

  • Before entering the dargah you have to take out your shoes from the dargah you can leave them with someone at the gate for a small donation.
  • Men and women should cover their heads before entering the dargah.
  • Women are not allowed to enter the main sanctum.
  • To attend Qawwali reach the dargah at 7:00 in the evening on Thursday as there is a lot of crowd after this.
  • There is a taste of some delicious (delicious) kebabs in the nearby market.
  • Arrive early to find somewhere to sit.

How to Reach Nizamuddin Dargah

Nizamuddin Dargah is located in the busy Nizamuddin West Neighborhood just across Mathura Road from Humayun's Tomb and about a 15-minute drive from Connaught Place. If traveling by Delhi Metro take the violet line to the Jangpura station; from here it's a 20-minute walk or about a 10-minute rickshaw ride to the shrine. or we can say 

  • Take a metro from the nearest metro station in Noida.
  • Catch a train for Pragati Maidan.
  • Get down at the stop and then catch an auto or bus that goes directly to Nizamuddin.

Best Time To Visit Nizamuddin Dargah

The best time to visit the shrine is on Thursday evenings when live qawwali music performances are held inside the main tomb starting around sunset and usually lasting a few hours. However this is also the most crowded time with both local community members and throngs of tourists visiting the shrine. If you're in search of quiet it's best to come early in the morning.

Who Was Nizamuddin Auliya? 

Perhaps the best known of India's Sufi saints Nizamuddin Auliya was a Sufi of the Chisti Order who was instrumental in teaching Muslims in India about Sufi philosophy and mysticism. He was also the teacher of Amir Khusro the father of qawwali music who is buried in an adjacent tomb. Visitors traditionally visit Khusro's tomb first before paying respects to Nizamuddin.

Quick Information About Nizamuddin Dargah

Address: Old Nizamuddin Bazar Nizamuddin East New Delhi.
Around Hazrat Nizamuddin Tomb: Nizamuddin Bazar Delhi Zoo Humayun's Tomb Khan Market Central Market
Nearest Metro Station: JLN Metro Station
Time: Open all the days (the best time to travel is from 6:00 to 7.30 hrs).

Nearby Tourist Attractions

  • Humayun's Tomb Mathura Road
  • National Zoological Park Mathura Road
  • Millennium Park Ring Road Sarai Kale Khan
  • Purana Qila Mathura Road