mehrauli was one of the first cities that flourished in the region of Delhi. It was from here that the tomars, chauhans and later the delhi sultans established their rule.the strategic geo-location of mehrauli, on a ridge, provided much
needed security, efficient water supply and good drainage due to the sloping landform. the entire area has a substantial count of Sufi Shrines, historic houses, sarais and secular buildings, still surviving.