Isa Khan's Tomb
Isa Khan's Tomb
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Neighborhood: Nizamuddin
Another popular upmarket residential neighbourhood of Delhi with many small parks and home to expats, Nizamuddin is most famous for the Sufi shrine, Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah. It’s a beautiful confluence of faith, heritage and contemporary Delhi. The busy streets leading to the dargah offer a rich cultural and culinary taste of Delhi, especially on Thursday evenings when the area comes alive with soulful Sufi music and qawwalis at the shrine. As you walk along the colourful street markets selling flowers and knick-knacks, the road ahead further leads to the majestic Humayun’s Tomb, a significant historical landmark and one of Delhi’s best attractions.

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New Delhi, India62 contributions
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Aug 2023 • Friends
Nizamuddin, a vibrant enclave in Delhi, seamlessly blends tradition and modernity. Its heartbeat, the Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, pulsates with Sufi devotion, drawing in seekers and wanderers alike. Thursday evenings awaken the spirit of the place with mystical qawwalis echoing through the streets, enhancing the sensory journey. Wandering through the bustling markets, adorned with fragrant flowers and eclectic treasures, one finds solace in the convergence of cultures. And just beyond, the regal silhouette of Humayun's Tomb stands testament to the area's rich historical tapestry. Nizamuddin is more than a neighborhood; it's a testament to Delhi's soul.
Written April 13, 2024
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AZCasualTraveler
Mesa, AZ2,439 contributions
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Nov 2019
Isa Khan was the Sultan (leader) of an empire (region) called Bengal Sultanate - which covered parts of India, Bangladesh and Burma. Isa Khan was able to keep the larger Mughal empire from taking over the Bengal region. However, after the death of Isa Khan, the Mughal armies were able to take over the Bengal region.
The Isa Khan Tomb is located in the same area of the much larger Humayun Tomb which along with other buildings were designated to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Written March 12, 2020
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Amolak Rattan K
New Delhi, India3,001 contributions
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Mar 2019 • Friends
Near famous Humayun Tomb which is a great attraction, one must visit this Tomb also. You will see the beauty of architecture of the sixteenths century. This place is also a great attraction for all tourists including International.

Amolak Rattan Kohli
Former Governor of Mizoram
Written March 30, 2019
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Buggy2014
Kolkata (Calcutta), India29 contributions
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It is a part of HUMAYUN TOMB located in Nizamuddin area. There is nothing to booze about. It is just a part of HUMAYUN TOMB. Isa khan was a judge in the court of HUMAYUN.
Written February 3, 2015
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MARGDARSHI
Mumbai, India1,333 contributions
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Dec 2014 • Friends
Isa Khan was a prominent member among the ruling Lodi family in Delhi.His octagonal shaped tomb is built in the World Heritage site of Humayun`s tomb which came up later but had much of its inluences.Isa Khan`s tomb has some distinct ornamentation in the form of canopy,glazed tiles & lattice screens (Jaalis) influenced by Hindu architecture.Its walls contain fresco work which is highlighted by the circular fresco on the ceiling with its unique combination of multi colored florals & geometric patterns coupled with calligraphy adding a radiant glow to the ceiling.

Restoration work by ASI in 2011 lead to the discovery of India`s oldest sunken garden attached to a tomb.This practice was later followed in the construction of Akbar`s Tomb & Taj Mahal.Details in this tomb were later evolved with improvements in the main Humayun`s tomb but on a grander scale.

There is a mosque built along with the tomb.The central chamber in the mosque is crowned with a large dome.The monuments may not look as impressive as the main Humayun`s tomb but is definitely worth a visit providing us an insight in to the pre-Moghul Indian Muslim architecture.
Written April 7, 2015
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Biddy50
Haywards Heath, UK390 contributions
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Feb 2015 • Couples
This beautiful tomb is set within the site of Humayans tomb. A mosque and an octagonal tomb built in the Sur style are enclosed in Isa Khan’s walled complex. An inscription on a sandstone slab inside the tomb dates the construction to 1547-1548, which was during his lifetime. He died in 1548 at the age of 95. Surrounding the tomb is India's oldest sunken garden.
One the day we visited everybody seemed to walk straight past this much older & recently restored site to visit the bigger attraction of Humayan's tomb. I would certainly recommend the diversion to admire the beauty & tranquillity of the site.
Written March 25, 2015
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA38,264 contributions
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Feb 2016 • Friends
The Persian inscription on a red sandstone slab inside the tomb calls Isa Khan's tomb "an asylum of paradise". Do not miss this site: it is the closest to the entrance of the Humayun's Tomb complex. This tomb, which is twenty years older than Humayun's Tomb, is very interesting both historically and architecturally; the perfect symmetry of the tomb's octagonal shape and adjacent Isa Khan's Mosque harmoniously blend with the lush greenery of Bu Halima's gardens reminding visitors about the beauty of its past. The tomb is very ornate inside: pay attention to the well-preserved elaborate Persian ornament of the ceiling and the intricate carvings of the windows around the tombs.

The signage boards explain the history and the architectural style of the tomb as well as go over the details of its meticulous restoration. The sepulchre is in somewhat dilapidated state, but the restoration work of this beautiful 16th century monument is ongoing and will surely bring results.
Written March 20, 2016
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Satyendra Garg
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India6,946 contributions
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Sep 2015 • Solo
Since my last visit to the Tomb, lots of work has been done in way of restoration by Aga Khan Trust and recently it has been included as the World Heritage Site.
A tomb of the Sher Shah time, that of a noble in the court of Sher Shah, who built this tomb in his own life time, within the complex of Humayun Tomb Complex, this is one of the most beautiful tomb, octagonal in shape which dates back to the 16th century.
This is one of the most lovely garden tombs in Delhi and is perfectly proportional when seen from the entry point. The adjacent mosque also has been restored and looks fabulous. When inside the tomb look at the ceiling. It is beautiful. The lattice work inside the tomb is simply incredible. The mosque is one of the most beautiful structure of the Sher Shah times.
This tomb complex is within an enclosed wall and now part of the Humayun Tomb World Heritage Complex.
Written September 22, 2015
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RPG625
Los Angeles, CA668 contributions
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Dec 2019 • Couples
What a place! Isa Khan’s Tomb and the surrounding grounds are breathtaking and awe inspiring. The history is rich and there are markers throughout offering a thorough bilingual description of the various points of interest within the complex. The building is beautiful and is very well preserved in spite of its 400 plus year history. Make sure to allow a couple of hours to walk into the buildings, around the grounds and to take some time to sit and enjoy the serenity of the place. Definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Delhi.
Written December 18, 2019
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Ansari Iqbal
Mumbai, India63 contributions
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Nov 2019
An Afghan Noble in Sher Shah Suri's court of the Suri dynasty, born in 1453. The Tomb was built during his lifetime and the reign of Islam Shah Suri, son of Sher Shah. It later served as a burial place for the entire family of Isa Khan. It was built during his lifetime between 1547 and 1548. He died in 1548. The interior of tomb contains six graves, but it is difficult to spot the grave of Isa Khan and nothing much is known about the other five graves. He battled against the Mughals.
Written November 14, 2019
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