Hoshang Shah’s Tomb

The Hoshang Shah's tomb in Mandu is a brilliant case of Afgan architecture and craftsmanship. Hoshang’s Tomb is a mausoleum constructed fully with marble and is viewed as India's first marble tomb. It bears a balanced dome with intricate marble work. The uniqueness and the magnificent adornment on the southern entryway depicts the lotus and the blue enamel stars. In spite of the fact that it faces the entrance porch on the north, the access to the proper tomb is from the south through an entryway of stunning ornamentation and proportions. The interior is rather plain, but there are decorative moldings, like small arches with blue polish foundation running up and down the edge of the dome. The primary sarcophagus of Hoshang Shah is cut as a coffin with receding bands and with a mihrab at the top. Additionally, there are other graves beneath the dome, three of which are in marble. This imposing tomb has a small crescent at the crown which is said to have been transported from Mesopotamia or Persia.

About Hoshang Shah’s Tomb

The Hoshang Shah's tomb in Mandu is a brilliant case of Afgan architecture and craftsmanship. Hoshang’s Tomb is a mausoleum constructed fully with marble and is viewed as India's first marble tomb. It bears a balanced dome with intricate marble work. The uniqueness and the magnificent adornment on the southern entryway depicts the lotus and the blue enamel stars. In spite of the fact that it faces the entrance porch on the north, the access to the proper tomb is from the south through an entryway of stunning ornamentation and proportions. The interior is rather plain, but there are decorative moldings, like small arches with blue polish foundation running up and down the edge of the dome. The primary sarcophagus of Hoshang Shah is cut as a coffin with receding bands and with a mihrab at the top. Additionally, there are other graves beneath the dome, three of which are in marble. This imposing tomb has a small crescent at the crown which is said to have been transported from Mesopotamia or Persia.

Monument Information

Address

Hoshang Shah’s Tomb, Jahaj Mahal Internal Road, Mandu, Mandav, Mandu, Dhar, Madhya Pradesh 454010

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Lal Devi Ahilyabai Holkar National Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station :Indore Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Gangwal ISBT Indore, Sarwate ISBT Indore, Navlakha ISBT Indore

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 06:00:00 am
  • Closing Time :06:00:00 pm

Weather

  • Monsoon : Maximum: 30 °C, Minimum: 22 °C.

    Summer : Maximum: 40 °C, Minimum: 16 °C.

    Winter : Maximum: 28 °C, Minimum: 10 °C.

    Recommended Season to Visit : Throughout the year

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Basic amenities available

Contact Details

  • Shri Zulfeqar Ali
  • Phone: 0755-2558250/2558270
  • E-mail: circlebhopal.asi@gov.in

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
INDIAN Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
FOREIGNER Visitor:
Total ₹ 300
₹ 300 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
SAARC Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
BIMSTEC Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax

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