Shah Quli Khan Tomb
: Narnaul, Haryana
: Shah Quli Khan
: 1574-75 AD
The beautiful tomb of Shah Quli Khan was constructed by Shah Quli Khan himself in 1574-75 AD. Shah Quli Khan was the Governor of Narnaul for the period of the reign of Akbar (AD 1556 - 1605) and he built this tomb for his father but after his death his mortal remains were also interred here. Situated on a high octagonal platform approachable from south, the tomb was built of grey stone mixed with red sandstone presenting a remarkable appearance.
Both the interior and exterior of tomb are octagonal on plan having a thin passage supported on projecting brackets running all along the base of the arched openings and recesses. The interior of the tomb is divided into two storeys. Upto the level of the lower storey, white marble is used and the second storey carries beautiful lime plaster. The tomb is crowned by a low dome meeting over a high octagonal drum.
How To Get There
Air: The adjacent airport is at Delhi.
Rail: The adjacent rail junction is at Narnaul.
Road: Narnaul has a bus stand of its own.