Dargah in India

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Here is the list of 30 Dargah in India

1. Haji Ali Dargah

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Situated at the backdrop of a beautiful view of the sea, is the shrine of Haji Ali, a wealthy merchant turned into Muslim Sufi. The Haji Ali Dargah (mausoleum) was raised in 1431 in reminiscence of an affluent Muslim trader, Sayyed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari, who gave up all his worldly belongings before making a trip to Mecca. People from all walks of life and religions come here to seek blessings. 

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2. Gol Gumbaz

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Gol Gumbaz, also known as Gola Gummata in the literal sense means a circular dome. It is the mausoleum of Mohammed Adil Shah, Sultan of Bijapur. The tomb is located in Bijapur, Karnataka and was built by architect Yaqut in 1656. It is considered as the structural triumph of Deccan architecture.

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3. Bibi-ka-Maqbara

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Having a striking resemblance to Taj Mahal, the Bibi ka Maqbara is often referred to as the Taj of the Deccan. Bibi ka Maqbara was constructed by Azam Shah, son of Aurangzeb in the memory of his mother Dilras Banu Begum. It is the principal monument in the historic city of Aurangabad.

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4. Hazrat Nizamuddin (Nizamuddin's Shrine)

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This is the holy shrine of Muslim Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Chisti. The tombs of many other people from the Mughal era are present in the same area, which surround a tank. The graves of Jahan Ara Begum and Inayat Khan are also present here.

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5. Chintamani

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Chintamani, place located on the Deccan Plateau in the south-eastern part of Karnataka is one of the well developed towns in Kolar and presently it comes under Chikkaballapur region. The place is also known for its Silk and Tomato production which comes under their largest productions in Karnataka.

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6. Dargah

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The Sufi Dargah is a religious place of worship of the Sufi community living in Manori. It is one not frequented by large crowds. Traditional music is often heard echoing from its walls, making your walk on the beach and the tree groves a much more melodious and calming experience.

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7. Dargah Sharif

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Dargah Sharif, the tomb of Moinuddin Chishti is one of the holiest places of worship in India not only for the Muslims but for followers of every faith. Being the final resting place of the Gharib Nawaz Moin-ud-din Chishti, it has had an enormous contribution in spreading the ethical and spiritual values of Islam amongst masses.

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8. Akbar's Tomb

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Akbar's Tomb is a mausoleum which house the mortal remains of the great emperor Akbar. It is an important Mughal architectural masterpiece, built in 1605-1613. It is situated in Sikandra, the outskirts of the Agra city and is spread over 119 acres. According to Tartary tradition, which stated to start the construction of one's tomb during one's lifetime only, Akbar himself commenced the construction of this tomb.
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9. Chhatri

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Set in a formal Mughal garden and constructed by under the rule of the Scindias, the Chhatri is one of the famous monuments that shows a fine blend of both Mughal as well as Hindu culture.

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10. Mother House

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This is the place where the Tomb of Mother Teresa is present. It is maintained by her missionaries and followers who have continued to promote her legacy.

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11. Constantia (La Martiniere School)

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One of the historical landmarks of Lucknow with its English past, the La Martinere School started in 1845. It houses the tomb of French Major-General Claude Martin as he resided there.

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12. Ibrahim Rauza

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Also known as The Taj Mahal of the Deccan, it is home to the remains of the Adil Shah ruler Ibrahim Adil Shah II and his wife Taj Sultana.

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13. Gumbaz

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The Gumbaz, or the burial chamber of Tipu Sultan and his parents is one of the most prominent structures of the city, with doors crafted from ivory, sprawling corridors and walls with tiger stripes, said to be a favorite of Mysore's very own tiger, a mosque and a beautifully laid out garden.

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14. Dargah-E-Hakimi

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Dargah-e-Hakimi, is one of the holiest places for the Dawoodi Bohra Muslims in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is located about 3 km from Gadhi Chowk in Burhanpur.

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15. Tomb of Tansen

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One of the greatest musicians of India and en eminent vocalist in the courts of Akbar in the medieval period, Tansen was also among one of the nine gems of the Mughal court.

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16. Hajo Powa Mecca

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The word 'Powa' means 1/4th and hence, Powa Mecca figuratively refers to having some of the sanctity of Mecca. The tomb of Pir Giasuddin Auliya, a pioneer of Islam is located here.

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17. Peer Baba Dargah

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Dedicated to an Islam saint, Peer Budhan Ali Shah, this Dargah, attracts devotees across religions.

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18. Shankaracharya Samadhi

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It is believed that Sri Sankaracharya who propounded the Adwaita Philosophy established this holy shrine and one of his four Mathas in the 8th century and attained Nirvana at age 32 here.

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19. Itimad-ud-daula's Tomb

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This tomb nestled on the bank of the river Yamuna was built by Queen Noor Jahan for her parents in the middle of the Persian Garden. It was constructed using yellow marble, with black and white marble inlay, and was hence called the Baby Taj.

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20. Dargah of Pir Ismail

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The Dargah was built in the memory of Pir Ismail, a tutor to the then Mughal ruler, Aurangzeb.

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21. Maha Sati

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About 110 km away from Chittorgarh, this is the sacred place where Udaipur Rulers used to be cremated.

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22. Baba Farid's tomb

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It is believed that Faridabad was named after baba Farid, a popular sufi saint. There is great bustle all year round of pilgrims coming from different regions to this place.

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23. Eklakhi Mausoleum (Pandua)

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One of the most breathtaking sites of Pandua, this tomb is truly one of a kind. It has an inscription of Lord Ganesh and a converted son of a Hindu Emperor is believed to have been buried here

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24. Sheikh Musa

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A fine blend of Muslim and Rajput style of architecture, Sheikh Musa is famous for its shaking minarets of the Tomb of Sheikh Musa. This man-made marvel is also known for its brilliant engineering techniques such as - if a person shakes one pyramid, the other person can feel the vibrations in the next one.

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25. Charaideo

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Located 28 km away from Sibsagar, this was the capital of Ahom dynasty. This was built by Sukhapa, the founder of the Ahom dynasty. The main attraction of Charaideo is its burial vaults (or maidans) of the king and members of the Ahom dynasty.

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26. Shankara Samadhi

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Surrounded by a breath-taking natural panorama, this Samadhi of Saint Adi Shankaracharya is one of the most famous pilgrim destinations of Hindus in Thrissur.

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27. Tomb of Ahmed Shah and Ahmed Shah's Mosque.

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Tomb of Sultan Ahmed Shah who was the founder of the city of Ahmedabad. This tomb also has the cenotaphs of Ahmed Shah's son and grandson. Women are not allowed in the central chamber.

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28. Bibi Ka Makbara, Aurangabad

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Known as Dakkhani Taj (Taj of Deccan), Bibi Ka Maqbara is situated about 5 km from the Aurangabad city.

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29. Abdulla Khan's Tomb

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This splendid memoir was constructed by the two sons of Abdullah Khan and this simple yet elegant tomb is one of the major attractions of Ajmer due to it's historic importance.

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30. Tomb of Sher Afghan

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Numerous tales surround Sher Afghan Khan, his rise to power and eventual demise. Sher Afghan Khan who was the 'tuyuldar' of Bardhaman during Mughal Emperor Jahangir's rule was accused of having conspired with Afghans against the king.

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