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Isa Khans Tomb

It has Persian inscription engraved on a red sandstone slab on the mihrab, which is inside of the tomb giving the tomb its identity. It is one of the beautiful pieces of artwork making the visitors remember history.

Isa Khan’s history mentions him as a valiant and brave noble under t Sher Shah Suri, the Afghan ruler having overthrown Humayun. Isa Khan's tomb was constructed throughout his life span, 1547-48 AD. It is located close to the Mughal Emperor Humayun's Tomb complex in Delhi that was built later, from 1562-1571 AD. This tomb is an asylum of paradise, which was built during the Islam Shah’s reign. Islam Shah was the son of Sher Shah. With an intention of God perpetuating his kingdom and sovereignty, by Masnad Ali Isa Khan, the chief chamberlain, son of Niyaz Aghwan, in the Hijra year took over (AD 1547- 48).

Delhi being capital of the country, most of the people visit this place for some or the other reasons. This has provoked a lot of tourism in the country. Most of the people from in and outside Delhi, visit this place on a huge scale. Many domestic as well as the international tourists are spotted in the town enhancing the history and heritage of the place. Isa Khan’s Tomb is also quite a famous place and here lots of visitors are seen during all the times of the day.

Architecture of the Tomb

This tomb is built within an enclosed octagonal garden bearing a striking resemblance to ret of the other tombs of Sur dynasty monuments present in the Lodhi Gardens. It stands to the south of the Bu Halima garden to come in the sight of visitors as soon as they enter the complex. This octagonal tomb has different ornamentation in the form of glazed tiles, lattice screens, a deep veranda and canopies, which are supported by pillars. On a red sandstone slab an inscription is engraved indicating that the tomb is of Masnad Ali Isa Khan, the son of Niyaz Aghwan, the Chief chamberlain, built during the Islam Shah Suri reign, son of Sher Shah, in 1547-48 A.D. A sunken garden was discovered during the restoration work that took place on August 5th, 2011. Across the tomb, at the edge of the complex, lies a mosque with notable mehrabs, which is known as the Isa Khan's Mosque being built along the tomb. Most of the architectural detailing present on these structures can be seen evolved further in the main Humayun's tomb, though on a much huge scale, like the tomb being placed in a walled garden enclosure.

How to Reach

By Air

The closest airport to Alia Minar is the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi.

By Rail

The closest railway station to Alia Minar is the Nizamuddin Railway Station Junction, New Delhi.

By Road

Well connected and maintained roads help visitors have a good traveling experience. Isa Khan’s tomb located in the Humayun Complex has several options to reach to. Travelers those who want to opt for self-transport options can easily hire a prepaid and postpaid cab service or a driver for personal vehicles at affordable prices. Also metro train is available to the location.

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