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  • Ambassador435631
    United States11 contributions
    A very beautiful monument, so huge, the grounds are beautiful as well. We could have easily spent 3-4 hours marvelling at this wonder. Don't miss this!
    Written 23 January 2023
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  • Brun066
    Florence, Italy11,489 contributions
    We learned from our guidebook that this complex, not far from the Humayun mausoleum, was worth visiting. So, after the visit to that mausoleum, we got transported to it by a motorickshaw.
    This is a high place for Muslim worship in present-day India.
    Dargah means mausoleum. Nizamuddin (full name: Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya, 1238-1325) is a Sufi saint, belonging to the " Chishti" order. The order originated in present-day Afghanistan and is one of the four main orders of the sect of Sufi mystical "monks". Within the Chishti order, I learned that Nizamuddin is the founder of a particular branch, called precisely "Chishti Nizami".
    The surrounding neighborhood was named after him, and also the nearby Hazrat Nizamuddin station, which is today one of the three main railway stations in Delhi.
    Here the Nizamuddin shrine stands (which, however, is much later than him; as far as I read it dates back to 1562), together with other buildings, which host other shrines, shops related to his cult, and also a small baoli (stepwell).
    To get to the mausoleum, from the spot of Lodhi Road where our motorickshaw left us, we walked a narrow, picturesque and crowded pedestrian street, lined with shops of all kinds. These shops are evidently favored by the continuous influx of shrine worshippers. After passing through an entrance arch, the shops also continue inside, further narrow and winding. Finally, after skirting the baoli, you reach the very crowded area where the shrine stands, under a large, highly decorated marble canopy surmounted by an onion-shaped dome.
    No less evocative are other shrines that flank the courtyard where the main one stands.
    Behind an offer, we received our tray of rose petals, with which to sprinkle the shrine.
    The whole is extremely picturesque. And it certainly would have been even more so, if we had stayed until sunset, when, apparently, the Sufis sing poignant religious hymns. But it was not in our program to dwell so much.
    As far as we could understand, after the Great Mosque this is the most evocative Islamic place of worship in Delhi.
    Written 17 March 2020
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  • Ronald L
    Denver, CO2,916 contributions
    I read this is the only surviving octagonal royal tomb. The building is beautiful and the grounds magnificent. In the same area as Humayun's Tomb. Both well worth visiting.
    Written 16 April 2020
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  • pradeep k
    118 contributions
    It located at busiest area of delhi,but nice place,surrounding is quite as well,you can go pass the time,there are always organised kitten,
    Written 28 December 2019
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  • pradeep k
    118 contributions
    It is first Islamic tomb built in 1231,it is famous for holy place,people come here from far away with own wishes, it is not a very highlighted place but good place for visit
    Written 28 December 2019
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  • shek2005
    Mumbai, India830 contributions
    It is a simple monument made of marble, and is a simple and nice place to visit.. not so well known hence not so crowded..
    Written 28 September 2018
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  • pradeep k
    118 contributions
    Most peace ful place,many people come to pray in this tomb,its shares its rubble masonry boundary walls with humayun tomb on one side and another side gurdwara damdama sahib,
    Written 28 December 2019
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  • Madhulika L
    Noida, India4,349 contributions
    Delhi is full of medieval tombs, and most of them are fairly predictable when it comes to shape: most of them—probably somewhere around 95%—are domed. One of the rare exceptions, and that too a tomb which is pretty well-maintained, is the Tomb of Mirza Aziz Koka, foster-brother of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. The tomb was built in about 1623-24 CE.

    Chaunsath Khamba (’64 pillars’), is so named because its flat roof is held up by 64 pillars. The entire structure—roof, sloping overhang, walls and all surfaces of the large hall inside—are covered in white marble, with a few highlights in red sandstone. Besides the cenotaph of Mirza Aziz Koka himself, there are many other cenotaphs in this pavilion, presumably of his family members (interestingly, the tomb of Mirza Aziz Koka’s father, Atgah Khan, is one of the most beautiful tombs in Nizamuddin Basti—it is just a few metres away, nearer the Dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya.

    Recent conservation and restoration has been carried out at Chaunsath Khamba to clean it and repair sections. Interesting details of what was done as part of the project are on the signboard just outside the tomb. Entry to the tomb is free.
    Written 29 February 2020
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  • Satyendra Garg
    National Capital Territory of Delhi, India6,490 contributions
    This baoli within the Nizamuddin Dargah Complex is very sacred to the followers of Sufi Saint Nizamuddin. This is about 800 years old and is one of the most prominent baoli in Delhi.
    It is said that the Saint wanted a baoli for his followers in the present Nizamuddin Basti and it happened at the time when Delhi Sultan Ghiausdin Tughlaq was constructing his fort at Tughlaqabad. Desirious of speedy completion of his fort he forbade workers from working anywhere except his fort. Devotion to the Saint was so much that workers worked on this baoli in the night. When the Sultan forbade sale of oil to stop night work, a miracle happened through the principal follower of the Saint, namely Chirag-i-Dilli which saw water of the baoli turning as oil for the night work.
    Ever since the baoli is sacred to the followers of the Saint while Tughlaqabad fort was abandoned and is a virtual waste within a few years of its completion.
    Written 21 September 2015
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  • rohiabc
    212 contributions
    This mosque is very and believe to be of Alberta made mosque. So it has its historical backgrounds. Clean.
    Written 28 June 2019
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  • Catherine Louise
    Woodhall Spa, UK185 contributions
    This monument is currently being renovated. Although you get an idea of it’s grandeur it will be much more impressive when it’s finished. It’s a testament to the incredible history of Delhi that this beautiful monument is just in the middle of a roundabout, albeit right by the entrance to Humayan’s tomb.
    Written 5 March 2018
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK1,65,885 contributions
    Saw this tomb and mosque while in the Humayun Tomb complex back in December. The individuals in the tomb are unknown as the name Afsarwala only refers to a military officer. Both the tomb and the mosque are built on the raised platform and both are in good enough condition that it’s worth visiting when inside the tomb complex. The mausoleum grave chamber contains the three cenotaphs and also some intricately carved calligraphic inscriptions.
    Written 14 May 2020
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK1,65,885 contributions
    Visit back in December and only now writing a review for it. This is a gateway inside Humayun Tomb complex. According to my guide, this part of the complex was built for Persian craftsmen working on the complex back in the day. Most of the area is just ruins and the gate entrance is the only structure of the building that’s been restored to any extent.
    Written 14 May 2020
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