Tomb of Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq

The Tomb.
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Built during the years 1320-25, the tomb of Ghiyas ud din Tughlaq, the first ruler of the Tughlaq dynasty, stands like a small fortress off the Mehrauli – Badarpur road, directly opposite the Tughlaqabad fort. The tomb was built by the Sultan himself, and is a brilliant example of the early Indo – Islamic style. The structure sits within a fortified pentagonal enclosure, with the heavily battered walls and corner turrets characteristic of Tughlaq era buildings. The tomb itself is square in plan, with it’s walls battered upwards and crowned by a dome.

The tomb stands as an early example of the synthesis of the Indo Islamic style. An interesting feature seen here is the ‘arch and lintel’ configuration of the entrance archway. Despite the inherent structural stability of the true arch, the Indian builders installed a redundant stone lintel near the springing line.
s one approaches the building from the causeway, the tomb appears to play a game of hide and seek from within it's pentagonal enclosure.
s one approaches the building from the causeway, the tomb appears to play a game of hide and seek from within it’s pentagonal enclosure.


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