There are many historical monuments in and around Gurugram. If you visit Gurugram, you must find time for a short trip to educate yourself on the history of Delhi and neighbouring towns. Though there are few monuments of historical importance in Gurugram, yet the ones which are there are worth a visit while on a trip in Gurugram. How about a first-hand experience this time?
Mutiny Memorial in Sonipat District (37 kms.) and Kuchesar Fort in Modinagar (50 kms.) are interesting destinations for any tourist. There are a few of such historical monuments in Gurugram too.
Monuments in Gurugram
Ali Gosh Khan Baoli
The building is octagonal in shape and has been built inside Sheesh Mahal Complex. The Sheesh Mahal gives a glimpse of splendour and lavishness that the Mughal rulers enjoyed in the past.Women used the 'bauli' to bathe. They reached here after passing through a tunnel in the palace and walked down the stone stairs. Archaeological Survey of India has taken up restoration work here.This monument is also known as Baoli Ghaus Ali Shah.
Address: Ali Gosh Khan Baoli Farrukhnagar, Gurugram, Haryana-122001, India Phone: +91-172-2702955/57/20437 No entry fee
The 'bauli' is located in Farrukhnagar,22 kms. from Gurugram. You can drive down or take a bus to reach here.
Farrukh Nagar Fort
This is a nice place to visit for those taking keen interest in history or the more adventurous tourists. It is located on Rohtak border, in Farrukhnagar (Gurugram). Farrukh nagar Fort is 22kms. from Gurugram. The fort was built by Nawab Faujdar Khan in 1732.The fort is referred to as 'Dilli Darwaza' also.
Timings for visit: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (All days, including Sundays and Public Holidays)
Other nearby forts include Salimgarh fort, Purana Quila, Siri Fort, Kotla Feroz Shah, Red Fort, Tughlaquabad in Delhi.
How to Reach Farrukh Nagar Fort
Farrukhnagar is located about 21 kms. North-West, near border of Rohtak district.
Many Bollywood films have been shot in this palace. The palace has been converted into a hotel. Pataudi Palace is also known as Ibrahim Kothi and belongs to the Pataudi family. The Nawab of Pataudi, Iftikhar Ali Khan got it designed by Robert Tor Russel and the palace was built by Austrian Architect Karl Molt Von Heinz.
Address: Pataudi Palace Village Pataudi, Gurugram, Haryana-122503
How to Reach Pataudi Palace
The palace is 69 kms. from Delhi. You have to take NH8 (Jaipur Highway) from Delhi to Gurugram --- Rajiv Chowk Flyover.Manesar is around 13 kms. Once you reach Manesar, you have to take a right turn at Bilaspur Chowk and go further 9 kms. Take a left turn where you see the bill board indicating Pataudi Palace. Welcome to your destination!
The masjid is just 2 kms. North of Old Tehsil Office, Gurugram and is a 200 years old legacy of Nawab Aliwardi Khan, founder of Aliwardi village.
No entry fee Open: 6.00 am to 8.00 pm. (All days of the week)