The Tughlak Tombs: The Remains of a Great Dynasty

Built during the Tughlak dynasty (1320-1335) these tombs resemble forts with huge walls and intricate design work. There are two prominent tombs within the vicinity of Delhi, one in Tughlakabad and the other in popular Hauz Khas.

mausoleum of ghiyath_al-din_tughluq

Image Credits-Varun Shiv Kapur

The other tomb in Hauz Khas is that of Firuz Shah Tughluq, a Turkish Muslim ruler who ruled the lands of Delhi for over 30 years. This tomb, housed in an octagonal establishment, was built mostly with rubble and whitewashed plaster as the ruler faced a financial crisis when it was built. Although it was built with recycled materials, it looks nothing like it. The walls display intersecting coloured bands and floral designs.The tomb in Tughlakabad is that of Ghiyas ud-Din Tughluq, who was the founder of the dynasty. Constructed in 1325, it is made of red sandstone and white marble and is pentagonal in shape. The enclosure has high walls, a dome shaped ceiling but doesn’t have any minarets around it. There are three graves in the location, where Ghiyas Tughluq’s family members were laid to rest.

There are several other ancient tombs of different eras in the historical city of Delhi. Visit our front desk for a guided tour that will help you discover this vintage city like no other. Experience an adventure to remember along with best in class luxury, only at one of the best hotels in Safdarjung Enclave.

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