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Located adjacent to Humayun’s Tomb in the same complex in Nizamuddin area of Delhi, Isa Khan Tomb is the final resting place of Isa Khan- a courtesan for Sher Shah Suri and his son Islam Shah Suri. Built during the lifetime of the namesake Pashtun noble, the construction of the monument resembles the architectural patterns in the building of the Sur reign. Also, the construction of Isa Khan’s Tomb presides the Humayun’s Tomb. The tomb boasts of lattice screens, glazed tiles and deep verandah. The octagonal tomb has spectacular architecture finesse which is apparent in the distinctive ornamentation of the monument in the form of glazed canopied and elaborate carvings.
Standing south to the Bu Halima garden, the main tombstone is made out of red sandstone and is marked with the inscription addressed to Isa Khan and the date of the construction during the reign of Sher Shah Suri. Lately, the restoration of this striking monument led to the discovery of sunken gardens, which is still considered the earliest examples of the technique. At the corner of the tomb is situated a tiny mosque with matching architecture and patterns from those of the tomb. The mosque was built at the same time as the tomb and was supposed to be the praying room for Isa Khan. The building is a wonderful piece of architectural finesse and are thronged by thousands of tourists from all across the world.
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