Iltutmish's Tomb

Iltutmish's Tomb, New Delhi

Iltutmish's Tomb
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Neighborhood: Mehrauli/Qutub Minar
Home to the most beautiful step wells in the country, Jamali Kamali Mosque and a 200 acre park with facets of heritage peeping at you from every nook and cranny, Mehrauli is one of those treasure houses where the stories of the past can go on for years. Visitors need a whole day at the Mehrauli Archaeological Park to truly enjoy the opulent 1000-year old legacy of this neighbourhood. A great spot for picnics, this giant heritage park with Qutub Minar in the backdrop, has become a popular cricket playground among the local youngsters. Mehrauli has a number of artistic gems that have been converted into stunning art galleries & rooftop restaurants popular for a grand view of the Qutub Minar and large part of South Delhi.
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JoyBose
Bengaluru, India342 contributions
An amazingly beautiful tomb in qutub minar complex
Jan 2021 • Solo
This is the tomb of a 13th century Sultan of delhi from slave dynasty. The tomb itself is in marble and structure around it in red sandstone. Quranic verses and floral motifs are richly carved around it. It's a structure of the highest skill and beauty.
Written January 24, 2021
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Nom Nom Diaries
New Delhi, India38 contributions
Iltutmish's Tomb
Mar 2020
Tomb of Ilutimish - A small sandstone structure in the Qutub Complex.
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What: TOMB OF SHAMS-UD-DIN ILTUTMISH .
info: The Mausoleum of Shams al-Din Iltutmish (reg. 1211-1236), is located in the northwest corner of the Qutb complex next to Iltutmish's own extensions to the Qutb Mosque.
This tomb is Built in A.D. 1235 just outside the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque.
A compact square structure of 42' side with entrances at three sides and western wall enclosed to accommodate 3 mihrabs.
Exterior is relatively plain, but interior is richly decorated. A square hall of 30' side, its walls are relieved with white marble insertions.
Quranic verses in Kufri, Tugra and Nashtalik characters with geometrical patterns interspersed.
Most of the roof has collapsed, but remains show it to have been a shallow dome composed of concentric rings of masonry which collapsed due to excessive span.
The most interesting feature is the first appearance in India of the 'Squinch'. This consists of projecting a small arch across the upper side of the corners of the square room, turning it into an octagon,
then repeating the process to turn it into a 16 sided base in which a dome can rest.
In this case, the squinch is a half-dome, though built on the corbelling principle. Thus, this is an Indianized version of the squinch. .
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Where: Next to Quwwat-ul-islam Mosque. .
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Nearest Metro Station: Qutub Metro Station. 2 Km Away
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How to Reach: After Metro, You can opt a Sharing Auto by paying Rs 10/ or you can opt Ola/Uber cab Rs 50/-
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Entrance Fee: Rs 30 for Indian Rs 500 For foreigners (DSLR and Selfie Sticks are allow free of cost but Camera stand isn't allow)
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Timing: Sunrise to Sunset
Written August 10, 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK149,633 contributions
Mausoleum of second Sultan of the Delhi Sultanate
Dec 2019
This is the mausoleum of Shams ud-Din Iltutmish, the second Sultan of the Mamluk Dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate. From the exterior, the tomb looks like a simple square shaped structure, but the inside is far more ornate with the usual precisely chiseled relief of geometric patterns. Like a precursor of Islamic monarchs of the subcontinent, a marble cenotaph stands over the grave of the sultan. One of the more interesting structures inside Qutub Minar archaeological site,
Written December 28, 2019
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia5,109 contributions
Tomb of the second Sultan of Delhi
Oct 2019
This tomb is also located within the Qutab Minar complex and dates to 1235 AD. There is little ornamentation to the exterior but the entrances and interior display intricate carvings. The West wall has an Mihrab recess decorated with marble and various motifs. The white marble cenotaph is located on a raised platform in the centre of the chamber but the actual burial chamber is underneath.
Written November 10, 2019
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX4,194 contributions
Second Sultan of Delhi
Feb 2019 • Solo
The tomb of Iltutmish is in the Qutub Minar complex and is included in the entrance fee. It was built in 1235 AD of red sandstone and marble for the second Sultan of Delhi. The exterior is simple, but the entrance arch, interior walls, and prayer niche are ornately carved. A white marble cenotaph stands on a raised platform in the center (the actual burial vault is underground). The tomb is in remarkable condition!
Written March 5, 2019
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Deepak Sharma
Kitchener, Canada260 contributions
Small yet Beautiful - TOMB OF SHAMS-UD-DIN ILTUTMISH
Jan 2019 • Family
Visited this place 3 weeks back, it is within the Qutub Minar Complex. A compact square structure of 42′ side with entrances at three sides and western wall enclosed to accommodate 3 miharabs. Exterior is relatively plain, but interior is richly decorated.
Written January 28, 2019
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Amolak Rattan K
New Delhi, India3,027 contributions
Beauty carved on Stone
Jul 2018 • Friends
This memorial of Iltutmish , who was king and son n law of earlier King , is areal beauty carved out in Stone . The grave of the King is highly polished marble. The dome is missing, yet the remains tell a story of carving which remind you of fascinating lace work.
Amolak Rattan Kohli
FormerGovernor of Mizoram
Written July 20, 2018
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Kaushik G
Mumbai, India4,068 contributions
Beautiful specimen of Indo Islamic architecture
Dec 2017 • Friends
During my vacation in Delhi, I had visited the Qutub Minar complex and this beautiful tomb dedicated to Delhi Emperor Iltutmish is located after crossing the giant Qutub Minar and Iron Pillar inside the complex. The interior of this tomb is very beautiful with intricately carved floral designs and verses from the holy Quran created on white marble and on red sand stone. We liked this tomb and had a good time clicking selfies.
Written May 5, 2018
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rohanpillai1
Raleigh, NC408 contributions
Great place
Mar 2018 • Family
Built in 1235, it is even difficult for people of this generation to think about the lives of people 800 years ago. This tomb is one reminder of that era. Greatly maintained. Must visit.
Written March 31, 2018
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Kumar S
New Delhi, India421 contributions
Iltutmish’s Tomb
Nov 2017 • Friends
This tomb is located within the Qutub Complex and is a must visit place if you are visiting Qutub. The cravings on walls will immediately seek your attention.
Written December 30, 2017
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