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Tomb of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, Aurangabad

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The Tomb of Aurangzeb, the last of the great Mughal emperors, is located in Khuldabad, Maharashtra, India. Aurangzeb is buried in an unmarked grave at the complex of the dargah or shrine of Sheikh Zainuddin.BackgroundAurangzeb, who was the sixth Mughal emperor, ruled most of the Indian subcontinent for half a century until he died in 1707. According to his wish, he was buried near the dargah of Sheikh Zainuddin, his "spiritual guru". His great grand father emperor Akbar ruled 50 yearsLocationThe tomb is located in the village of Khuldabad, in the district of Aurangabad, from Aurangabad city. It is located in the south-eastern corner of the complex of the dargah of Sheikh Zainuddin.DescriptionAurangzeb died in 1707 at Ahmednagar. His body was then carried to Khuldabad after his son Azam Shah and daughter Zinat-un-Nissa came. There is a platform over the tomb made of red stone, less than three yards in length. There is also a "cavity" in the middle which measures a "few fingers". The tomb has been covered with soil on which herbs grow. After his burial, he was given the posthumous title of "Khuld-makan" ("he whose abode is in eternity"). Lord Curzon later covered the site with marble and surrounded it with a "pierced marble screen". The tomb is roofed by "the vault of the sky". The gateway and the domed porch were added in 1760.
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  • This is the tomb of the Saint of the Mughal dynasty in Aurangabad in the town center to the Ajanta and Ellora. It is a historical background, but didn't feel good space.
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  • It was ok ok place to visit. Approach road was not so good. Not so great surroundings. Can give a skip.Cannot be a tourist attraction.  more »
  • Simple tomb - which is the only reason u go to see it. A tyrant emperor but who lived on his principles and had decreed that his tomb will be made by money he earnt by tailoring caps - 14 rupees in th...  more »
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  • One of the noble emperor who ruled India was Aurangzeb. He used to earn his bread by stitching caps made by hands. He is the one who felt moving the capitol from Delhi to Aurangabad. As per him Aurangabad is situated in the center of India and not easy to conquer.
  • A place where we get the truth of life. A great Badshah lived with simplicity and principal.
  • Agreat Indian Emperor,who spent his life for his peole,I will came to meet u Jha panah,No any other rular is as like u. U decided the vast area of our contry.Ap ke mratib baland ho.
  • It can be disappointed for visitors to see the simplicity of the Aurangzeb's tomb. Here the importance is not the monument but the atmosphere. If you go when there is no one you can enjoy it a lot
  • simple Mughal Badhesha Hazrat AURANGAZEB R.H.A i👍like City AURANGABAD & MUSLIM POPULATION