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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  • Mughal Emperor Auranzeb is said to reign over the biggest kingdom ever in the Indian Subcontinent. His empire covered almost whole of present day India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and parts of Afghanistan a...  more »
  • This is another Mughal tomb and Aurangzeb is laid to rest here. Not as grand as other more Famous tombs like that of Mumtaz mahal in Agra  more »
  • A very interesting set the site of the tomb of the Emperor Aurangzeb. Apart from the tomb of the Emperor, very simple because I didn't want to spend much on it, there are other buildings such as mosque or inner courtyards that are very interesting and worth a visit.
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  • This is the tomb Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb, the entrance is through an old mosque and is a calm place. The tomb is very simple and was not decorated with marbles until Vice Roy of India Lord Curzon asked to surround it with white marble much later. Also in the same structure is another tomb.
  • This is around 4 km from Ellora Caves. Locally known as Aamne-Saamne kabarr. This place houses other tombs - tomb of Aurangzeb's son Azam, tomb of Azam's wife and tomb of Aurangzeb's guru. Aurangzeb had a wish to be buried near the dargah of his guru.
  • I was not expecting this place to be so well maintained. There is tomb of Aurangzeb, his som azam shah and Aurangazeb's teacher zainuddin Dawood hussain shiraz.
  • The maker of the nation by unifying smaller states was Aurangzeb. If you read the truth you can't stop yourself to respect him. India was the world's biggest economy during his reign
  • As simple as Aurangzeb is claimed to have wanted his tomb to be. Be prepared to be craftily goaded for tips when being shown around.

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