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Tomb of Balban

Near Archaeological Survey Park, New Delhi 110002, India
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Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

It is a tomb of Giasuddin Balban the turkik ruler of the Delhi Sultanate from the slave dynasty, located in Meharauli of New Delhi. It's the one of the pioneer indo-islamic style architecture in India. Built in rubble masonry, without any ornamentation on the dome...More

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Reviewed March 25, 2017

We visited the Taj Mahal in the early morning - unfortunately, many other visitors had the same idea! The monument was beautiful and, despite the large crowds, we were able to get some beautiful photos.Along with the main building, the structure consists of numerous outbuildings...More

Thank Akhil V
Reviewed August 27, 2016

A nice place to visit if you are a history lover. Nothing much to see at this particular tomb but there are some other structures nearby.

Thank Shilpamittal
Reviewed April 11, 2015

Balban was a ruler from the Mamluk slave dynasty who ruled the Delhi sultanate in the 13th century.This tomb forms a part of the larger Mehrauli Archaelogical park & was built in 1287.This Turkic ruler`s tomb was discovered in the mid 20th century & is...More

1  Thank MARGDARSHI
Reviewed November 19, 2014

It is said that this tomb is the first example of a proper arch seen anywhere in India and architecture came to age in this respect here. It is mentioned that this area was under rubble for hundreds of years and excavations were done in...More

3  Thank SatyendraGarg
Reviewed November 13, 2014

After visiting Iltutmish’s tomb , seeing the squinch and the studying its purpose , we drove to Ghiyas Ud Din Balban’s tomb , the first ruined rubble structure on right in the Archaeological Survey Park at Mehrauli in 1287, to witness the first monument boasting...More

3  Thank Dilip S
Reviewed March 10, 2014

The archaeological park in Mehrauli has many gems located within it including Balban's tomb. The state of the ruins, in amongst the trees, add to the ambiance of of the site. The actual tomb, site of the first true arch in India, has no grave...More

3  Thank Jason H
Reviewed January 29, 2014

to reach balban's tomb a trail follows amidst ruins from jamali kamali mosque n tomb inside mehrauli archaeological park. it has no ceiling but walls, a large gateway n a kabr. a good panaromic view around...

3  Thank Capt_Bhavika
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