India's must-see historical tombs: Top 5 recommendations
If you are a history buff and want to explore the ancient culture and heritage of India, then you need to visit the ancient tombs in the country that reflect the Islamic style of architecture and the different age-old dynasties. These incredible tombs also reflect the talent of the artisans of the Mughal era. Here are five must-visit historical and beautiful tombs in India.
Tomb of Adham Khan
Situated north of Qutub Minar in Delhi, the Tomb of Adham Khan was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in the 16th century. Adham Khan was the General and foster brother of Akbar. However, Akbar executed him after he found out that Khan took the life of his favorite General Agata Khan. The tomb's architectural style reflects both Sayyid and Lodhi dynasties.
One of the most magnificent tombs in India, Humayun's Tomb is situated in Delhi's Nizamuddin East and was built in 1569-70 by Mughal Emperor Humayun's widow Biga Begum. The tomb's architecture is credited to Mirak Mirza Ghiyath. The monument was constructed using the Charbagh design, an Istalic style of monument erection. The tomb was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993.
Tomb of Sher Shah Suri
Situated in the Sasaram town of Bihar, the Tomb of Sher Shah Suri was built in memory of the great Pathan warrior from Bihar Emperor Sher Shah Suri. Suri defeated the Mughal Empire and established the Suri Empire in northern India where he ruled for five years between 1540-1545. Made of red sandstone, the mosque was built by Aiiwal Khan in Indo-Islamic style architecture.
Built in 1754 for Nawab Safdarjung in the late Mughal Empire style, the Safdarjung Tomb is located on Delhi's Lodhi Road and the monument stands on a raised terrace. Made of red sandstone and buff stone, the tomb sits in the center of Charbagh-style gardens, adorned with fountains and ponds. The monument is open for visitors from 7.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Sheikh Chili's Tomb
Located in Thanesar, in the Kurukshetra district of Haryana, Sheikh Chili's Tomb is a complex of structures that consists of two tombs, a madrasa, and Mughal gardens. The main tomb is dedicated to saint Abd-ul-Razak, popularly called Sheikh Chili. He was the spiritual mentor of Shah Jahan's eldest son Dara Shikoh. The other tomb attached to a madrasa is dedicated to Sheikh Chili's wife.Share this timeline