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Nearby Attractions of Nizamuddin's Tomb

Delhi has its fair share of visitors each year. If you are one of them, be sure to visit the Nearby attractions of Nizamuddin's Tomb. The Nearby Attractions of Nizamuddin's Tomb includes the following

Atgah Khan's Tomb

Atgah Khan was Jija Angah, Akbar's wet nurse's husband. He held important positions in Akbar's court and was also a great friend of Akbar. The tomb of Atgah Khan is built of red sandstone and decorated with marble and colored tiles. It is small in size and enclosed. The walls of the enclosure have beautifully carved arches.

Mirza Ghalib's Tomb

The tomb of Mirza Ghalib, the greatest Urdu poet of the nineteenth century is located near Nizamuddin's shrine. The grave is located within a small courtyard and has a marble covering.

Chaunsath Khamba

Chaunsath and Khamba are Hindi words meaning 64 and Pillar respectively and from the very name it becomes evident that the structure has a roof supported by 64 pillars. It contains the tomb of Mirza Aziz Kolkaltash, the son of Atgah Khan and several other

Unidentified individuals. An arched gateway leads you to the tomb which stands as an embodiment of remarkable architectural skills.

Nila Gumbad

This ancient monument is sure to impress you. The blue dome is located in the close vicinity of Nizamuddin's Tomb.

Purana Qila

The Purana Qila is an embodiment of medieval military architecture. It is marked by the presence of great walls with spy holes and absence of palaces, administrative and recreational buildings. The imposing gateways are built of red sandstone and are surmounted with chhatris.

Delhi Zoo

The Delhi Zoo is home to a large variety of birds and animals. Several migratory birds come to the large lake at the entrance of the Delhi Zoo each winter. All varieties of deers that can be found in the country are to be seen here.

Sabz Burz

Sabz Burz is commonly known as Nili Chhatri. It is a tomb that has an octagonal structure. It is not very tall but attracts the eye. There are eight arches and each of them has a unique decoration. The tomb is unidentified but is a must see simply because of the skills of the craftsman that it displays.

India Gate

The India Gate was built in honor of all the soldiers who laid down their lives at the time of the First World War. Designed by Sir Edward Lutyens, the India Gate is a stone arch. The eternal flame of the Amar Jawan Jyoti burns at the base of the India gate. The Republic Day parade that can be seen from this gate is a procession of its kind.

Ashokan Rock Edict

The rock edicts are a century hold and of immense historical significance. They point out the fact that Delhi was a very vital city during the Mauryan period. The epigraph is Ashoka's appeal to his subjects to lead of life of righteousness which will make them enlightened.

Khairul Manzil Masjid

This mosque was built in the year 1561 by Maham Anga. The main prayer hall of this mosque has a dome and 5 arched openings. On the eastern side there is a gateway built of red sandstone.

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