Satpula, Delhi

Satpula | One of the best places to visit in Delhi

LocationPress Enclave Road, Delhi (Map)
Entry Fee & TimingsTimings :- The time to visit Satpula is from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. , Entry Fee :- Free |
Place TypePalace & Landmarks, Monuments
Place visit withFriends, Solo, Youngsters
Best time to visitJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

About Satpula

Satpula, meaning "Seven Bridges", is a historical site located in the city of Delhi, India. It is a bridge and dam complex that was built during the medieval period by Sultan Muhammad bin Tughluq, who ruled the Delhi Sultanate in the 14th century. The Satpula complex includes seven arched bridges that span a series of water channels. These bridges were designed not only as pathways, but also to manage water flow and facilitate irrigation. The dam-like structure created by the bridges helped store water and maintain a steady supply for the surrounding regions. Visitors to Satpula can explore the bridges, admire their unique design and learn about their historical context. The area around Satpula is dotted with other historical sites and tombs, which contribute to the rich historical landscape of Delhi.

Architecture of Satpula

Satpula was built as a gate controlled dam. The total length of the structure is 79.5 meters (261 ft). It is constructed with stone masonry. Eleven bays of the weir, controlled by sluice gates, cover a total length of 54.5 meters (179 ft). These eleven bays include eleven water tunnels (sluices), each 14.6 m (48 ft) in length, 3.2 m (10 ft) in height, and 2.2–2.9 m (7–10 ft) in width. These are located at different levels, the lowest level having seven main bays.

Interesting facts about Satpula

  • The architecture of the Satpula complex is a fine example of the engineering and architectural achievements of the Tughlaq dynasty.
  • The site holds historical significance and provides an insight into the infrastructure and water management systems of that era.
  • The Satpula was not only used as an irrigation system but also had strategic importance as it was part of the Jahanpanah wall.
  • There are pavilions at both the ends of the Satpula which are used as weapon storage.

How to reach Satpula

By Metro :- Nearest metro station to Satpula is Greater Kailash. It is a 20-minute walk away.

By Bus :- Nearest bus stop to Satpula is Vocational College. It is a 5-minute walk away.

By Road :- Road route will be good to go to Satpula, you can easily reach Satpula by booking auto or taxi.

Nearby famous places

  • Qutub Minar 6 kms away
  • Lado Sarai Golf Course 2.5 kms away
  • Saket District Centre 5 kms away
  • Garden of Five Senses 8 kms away
  • Lodi Garden 8 kms away
  • Lotus Temple 10 kms away
  • Hauz Khas Village 10 kms away
  • Connaught Place 14 kms away
  • India Gate 16 kms away

Satpula FAQs:

𝒜. It is located at Press Enclave Road, Delhi.

𝒜. Entry fee and timings information of the Satpula: Timings :- The time to visit Satpula is from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. , Entry Fee :- Free |.

𝒜. You should visit Satpula during January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December months for best experience.

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