Nizzamudin, Delhi

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    Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah(mausoleum)
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    Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah(mausoleum)
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    Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah(mausoleum)
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    Ataga Khan’s Tomb

    by MM212 Updated Feb 22, 2014
    Ataga Khan's Tomb - March 2009
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    Located just outside the Nizamuddin complex, this splendid mausoleum contains the tomb of Ataga Khan. He was a high official/general in Emperor Akbar's court, and a favourite of Akbar's, who was murdered in 1562 by Adham Khan, the son of Akbar's wet nurse (Akbar then murdered Adham Khan as a punishment). Akbar commissioned the construction of this beautiful tomb, which was built from red stand stone adorned with exquisite calligraphic designs on white marble, for Ataga Khan. He later also built a mausoleum for Adham Khan in Mehrauli (see separate tip).

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    Tomb of Rahim

    by MM212 Updated Jan 23, 2014
    Tomb of Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana, Feb 09
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    Although in a terrible state of preservation, the Mausoleum of Rahim is as magnificent as any in Delhi. The large domed, square structure was built in 1598 AD by Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana, who was known simply as Rahim, and was a minister and a poet under Mughal Emperor Akbar. He was buried within in 1626 AD. His grand mausoleum is located in the Nizamuddin area just south of Humayun's Tomb.

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    Nizamuddin Auliyq Dargah(mausoleum)

    by vinod-bhojak Written Dec 13, 2013

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    Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah (mausoleum) one of the world's most famous Sufi saints, Nizamuddin Auliya (1238 - 1325 CE). Situated in the Nizamuddin West area of Delhi, the dargah is visited by thousands of Muslims every week, and sees a fair share of Hindus, Christians and people from other religions. The tombs of poet Amir Khusro and Mughal princess Jehan Ara Begum are also located within the Nizamuddin Dargah complex, and Inayat Khan's tomb is just around the corner.
    Qawwali(Religioues songs) recitals are held every Thursday after the evening prayers. Twice every year, the festival of 'Urs' is celebrated to commemorate the death anniversaries of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya and Amir Khusro.
    Kun Faya Kun song from Ranbir Kapoor and Nargis Fakri starrer Rockstar was canned here. Maula maula- arziyan from Abhishek Bachhan and Sonam Kapoor starrer movie Delhi 6 was also shot at the mausoleum.

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    Chaunsath Khamba

    by MM212 Updated Jun 12, 2010
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    Known as Chaunsath Khamba, i.e. 64 pillars, this open pavilion contains the tomb of Mirza Aziz Koka. He was an official in the government of Emperor Jahangir and the son of Ataga Khan, the prime minister of Emperor Akbar. Mirza Aziz Koka built himself this unusual flat-roofed open pavilion whose interior contains a striking hypostyle hall. It was built in 1624 near the Nizamuddin complex and Ataga Khan's mausoleum within its own enclosure. Next to it is the small mausoleum for Mirza Ghalib, a famous poet who died in 1869.

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    Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah & Complex

    by MM212 Updated Jun 10, 2010
    Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah - March 2009
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    Considered one of the most important religious sites in Delhi, this mausoleum belongs to a famous 13th/14th century Sufi Moslem saint, Nizamuddin Auliya. It is located in a small complex that contains a mosque (Jama'at Khana Masjid) and other mausoleums, all within the narrow alleys of the poorer Nizamuddin neighbourhood of Delhi, which was named after the saint himself. A large number of locals, Moslems and non-Moslems alike, visit the site on a daily basis perhaps to be blessed or to ask for their prayers to be answered. The mausoleum itself is a white domed structure with a very colourful interior, built in 1562 over the tomb of the saint. Among the many tombs in the complex are those of the poet Amir Khusrow and the daughter of Shah Jahan, Jahan Ara Begum. The red coloured mosque, Jama'at Khana Masjid, is the oldest structure in the complex, built in 1325 by Khizr Khan, son of Sultan Alauddin Khalji. The Nizamuddin complex is a great place to see the locals in piety.

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    Nila Gumbad

    by MM212 Updated May 24, 2010

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    Blue Dome of Nila Gumbad - Feb 09
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    Located just east of Humayun's tomb (but outside the complex), Nila Gumbad is yet another domed mausoleum in the Nizamuddin area. It is thought to date from 1626 and to contain the tomb of a certain Fahim Khan. The mausoleum's name, Nila Gumbad, translates to Blue Dome, which refers to the blue tiles covering its dome.

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    Sabz Burj

    by MM212 Updated May 24, 2010

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    Sabz Burj - Feb 09
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    Thought to have been built in the 16th century, this majestic domed mausoleum is of an unknown person. Strange for such an opulent monument not to have kept an inscription or a memory of whom it was intended for. Likely, much of the octagonal structure was once covered in colourful tiles, however, only the blue tiles of the dome have survived along with small fragments below it. Sabz Burj (means Green Tower, despite its blue dome) is unfortunately inaccessible as it lies in the centre of a roundabout, not too far from Humayun's Tomb.

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    Gurdwara Dam Dama Sahib

    by MM212 Updated May 23, 2010
    Gurdwara Dam Dama Sahib - Feb 09

    Built in 1783 but expanded later, Gurdwara Dam Dama Sahib is a Sikh place of worship. It is said to occupy the site of an important meeting that occurred in 1707 between the 10th Sikh Guru, Gobind Singh, and the future Emperor Bahadur Shah, then Prince Muazzam. The latter requested the help of Gobind Singh in a battle of succession. This gurdwara (Sikh temple) is adjacent to the Humayun Tomb complex.

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    The King of Urdu poetry

    by alycat Updated Sep 4, 2009

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    Ghalib's home in Ballimaran
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    Balli maarhah ke mahalle ki wo pechida daleeloN ki see wo galiYan
    saamne Taal ke nuKkad pe baTeroN ke posheede
    guD-guDaati hui paaN pi peekoN meiN wo daad wo waH-waH
    chand darwaaze par laTke huye boshida se kuch TaaT ke parde
    ek baKri ke mamiyaane ki awaaZ
    aur dhoondhlaayi huyi shaam ke be-noor andhere
    aise deewaroN se mooH joD kar chalte haiN yahaN
    chuDi-waala unke katri ke badi bee jaise
    apNi boojHti hui aaNkhoN se darwaaze TaTole
    aisee be-noor andheri see gali qaasim se
    ek quran-e-sukhan ka safa khulta hai
    asad allah Khan 'GHalib' ka patha milta hai.

    Pay a visit to the King of Urdu poetry. Others would have put this tip in the "Off the beaten path" section, but not me.

    Criss-crossing the bylanes of Ballimaran, you land at the doorstep of the man who was adept at giving words to feelings. Ghalib's home now is a musuem, still retaining the charm which has been partly lost due to commercialisation of the city all around.

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    Tomb of Khan-i-Khanan

    by Rupanworld Written Jan 21, 2009
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    Opposite to Nizammudin on the Mathura road and visible from your car is the tomb of Abdul Rahim Khan, the prime minister of Emperor Akbar. Some of materials from this tomb were used in constructing the Safdarjang Tomb and since then it is said to have lost much of its glory. Abdul Rahim Khan (AD 1556-1627) was the First Prime Minister of Emperor Akbar and was known as “Khan-I –Khanan”. He won many battles for Emperor Akbar and Emperor Jehangir and served as the Governor of many provinces. The tomb was built in 1627 AD and originally had a square garden encircling it, which no longer exists.

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    Nizzamudin

    by tabatha Written Sep 2, 2002

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    A place you'll feel like in an arabian coutry. Crowded with Muslim, very loud, everybody selling the same stuff.
    There are some guys selling cards for a free meal for the poor people. It's up on you saying I spent this 5 INR for one person.

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