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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 place is holy shrine of muslim community. A robe, which is believed to have been worn by Prophet Mohammed, is preserved here. Also Tomb of mughal emperor aurangzeb is here inside the complex.  more »
  • It gets boring to see this place after seeing other very interesting places in Aurangabad. Poor! Aurangabad had everything around Aurengzeb and his tomb gets boring, sorry for him.  more »
  • This is by far the simplest Mughal monument I have seen. It is situated in Khuldabad which is about 24 kilometres from Aurangabad city in Maharashtra. Located within the dargah of Seikh Zainuddin Darg...  more »
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  • Modest tomb of Aurangzeb... Besides the tomb of his spiritual guide... between Aurangabad and Ellora caves...
  • Awesome Dargah ...And Fabulous Historical Place Khuldabad.
  • 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..
  • I thought that it should a big mahal but it's a simple and great place
  • 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.