Tombs In Delhi

With spellbinding architecture and some splendid monuments to gawk at, the union territory of Delhi is the favourite spot for history buffs and wanderers. The rustic aura of Old Delhi and the vivacio (Read More)us charm of New Delhi, calls for a fantastic exploration. Depicting the different ancient dynasties, the monuments of Delhi narrate age-old stories. Delhi leaves an indelible mark in the memory of its visitors by its attractive Mughal architecture. There are many monuments in the capital- India Gate, Qutub Minar, Red Fort and other monuments including ancient tombs depicting splendid Islamic architecture. Some famous and magnificent tombs in Delhi are-

Here is the list of 9 Tombs In Delhi

1. Safdarjung Tomb

Safdarjung Tomb

One of the most popular tombs in Delhi, Safdarjung is often described as the "last flicker in the lamp of Mughal architecture". Located on Lodhi Road, the tomb is made of red sandstone and buff stone. It is built in the style of Humayun's Tomb and stands on a raised terrace. It sits in the centre of Charbagh style gardens and is adorned with ponds and fountains.
Timings- 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Entry Fee-
INR 5 (for Indians) and INR 100 (for foreign nationals)

2. Humayun's Tomb

Humayun's Tomb

Recognized as the first garden tomb and the most magnificent tomb in India; Humayun's Tomb is the final resting place of Humayun, his wife, Shah Jahan's son and other prominent Mughals. Located in Nizamuddin East, this World Heritage Site is widely known for its splendour and grandeur. It stands in the centre of a 30-acre garden which is known as the Char Bagh.
Timings- 6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Entry Fee-
INR 10 (for Indians) and INR 250 (for foreign nationals)

3. Sikander Lodi's Tomb

Sikander Lodi's Tomb

Constructed inside the lush green Lodi Garden, Lodi Tomb showcases regal Mughal architecture. Although this tomb lacks the large chhatris, it exhibits a massive central dome. One can witness many other tombs while strolling in the Lodi Garden- Shah Tomb, Sheesh Gumbad and Bara Gumbad.
Timings- 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Entry Fee-
Free

4. Isa Khan's Tomb

Isa Khan's Tomb

Depicting the sunken garden style tomb, this ancient monument was constructed during the lifetime of Isa Khan between 1562 and 1571. Isa Khan was an Afghan noble in the court of Sher Shah Suri. It is located in the same complex as Humayun's Tomb and is an excellent place for history enthusiasts. The tomb is enclosed in an octagonally shaped garden and exhibits brilliant architecture. Timings- 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Entry Fee-
Free

5. Tomb of Khan-i-Khana

Tomb of Khan-i-Khana

Situated in the vicinity of Humayun's Tomb, the tomb of Khan-i-Khana was built by Mirza Abdul Rahim Khan-i-Khana on his wife's death in 1598. He was a renowned composer during the era of Mughal Emperor Akbar and also one of the main nine ministers of his court. The tomb stands on a high platform pierced with arches and canopies on all sides. Rahim's Tomb is located here below the surface and is inaccessible to the public. 
Timing- 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Entry Fee-
INR 5

6. Tomb of Imam Zamin

Tomb of Imam Zamin

Tomb of Imam Zamin is located in the Qutub Complex, adjacent to the Alai Darwaza. Imam Zamin was a saint from Turkestan who commissioned the construction of this tomb. After his demise, he was buried here with complete rituals and honour in 1539. The central dome of the tomb sits on an octagonal base and is built with sandstone with the interiors elaborately finished in white plaster. It was constructed during the Lodi Era and hence showcases their signature perforated jalis.
Timings- 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Entry Fee-
INR 10 (for Indians) and INR 250 (for foreign nationals)

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7. Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb

Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb

Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb is located within the Archaeological Survey Park in Mehrauli. Built in the memory of Jamali, who was a great poet and Sufi saint; it exhibits the pre-Mughal era. The mosque has a single central dome and is beautifully laced with stucco work all over. It also bears inscriptions from the Holy Quran. Adjacent to the mosque lays the tomb, which is a flat structure embellished with red and blue paint and some verses from Jamali's composition.
Timings- 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Entry Fee-
Free

8. Mirza Ghalib's Tomb

Mirza Ghalib's Tomb

The mausoleum of Mirza Ghalib is located near Hazrat Nizamuddin. This tomb is quite small as compared to other enormous tombs in Delhi. This is the resting place of the renowned poet and is endowed with a large tablet that is engraved with his words, at the entrance of the courtyard. It attracts hundreds of devotees every year who come here to pay their respect to the deceased.
Timings- Sunrise to Sunset
Entry fee-
Free

9. Najaf Khan Tomb

Najaf Khan Tomb

Lying opposite to the Safdarjung Airport, Najaf Khan Tomb is in proximity to Safdarjung Tomb. This tomb depicts a unique architectural style, due to the absence of a dome. The tomb has a flat roof and is constructed in a Charbagh and thus exhibits typical Mughal and Persian architecture. Najaf Khan died in 1782 and is entombed here along with his daughter who died in 1820.
Timings- Sunrise to Sunset
Entry fee-
Free

Apart from being the political capital of India; Delhi is also the cultural capital of our country. With a number of cultures, traditions and religions amalgamating together, one can witness various different monuments depicting intriguing historic tales. These numerous tombs in Delhi might galvanize you to peep into your ancient past and cherish it!

This post was published by Shelly Mehandiratta

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