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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  • August 17, 2017
    The tomb is located near the caves area and has a beautiful view. All the history enthusiasts must visit this place once.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    The only point to check about this place is, this is aurangzeb's tomb. Nothing great OR fancy to see at this place. Localites says that it was Emperor's wish that his tomb should have been simple. You...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    there are some nice stories by the local guardians, and its on the way, but they kept asking for small tips, a bit annoying  more »
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  • June 12, 2017
    Modest tomb of Aurangzeb... Besides the tomb of his spiritual guide... between Aurangabad and Ellora caves...
  • July 13, 2017
    Awesome Dargah ...And Fabulous Historical Place Khuldabad.
  • May 8, 2017
    His Grave Shows the simplicity with which he led his life. There are lots of wrong interpretation about his life and rule during his period but he led his life by stitching caps and that earned money he wanted his grave to be constructed and wanted his grave to be like normal in sand rather than marble or others..
  • May 16, 2017
    I thought that it should a big mahal but it's a simple and great place
  • February 25, 2017
    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.

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