Hoshang Shah's Tomb

Hoshang Shah’s Tomb: Behind or west of the Jami Masjid lies the Hoshang Shah’s Tomb, India’s first marble structure and probably the inspiration behind the legendary Taj Mahal.

Largely regarded as the oldest marble edifice in India, this architectural phenomenon has been said to have influenced Shah Jahan by leaps and bounds.

It is also said that Shah Jahan had sent his workmen and Ustad Hamid to inspect the structural site and draw inspiration from it to build his marvel - The Taj Mahal. The crescent that is crowned on the top of the tomb is considered to have been imported from Mesopotamia or Persia.

Behind or west of the Jami Masjid lies the Hoshang Shah’s Tomb, India’s first marble structure and probably the inspiration behind the legendary Taj Mahal. The mausoleum stands on a square marble platform and is crowned by a gigantic dome. At the four corners are domed turrets.

The interiors are beautiful with light filtering through the geometric and floral patterns of the intricate lattice work. At the centre lies the tomb of Hoshang Shah scattered on all sides are several other tombs.

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