shah-ibrahim-tomb

Shah Ibrahim’s Tomb is a beautiful mausoleum of Ibrahim Suri as evidenced from the inscription over the entrance. It was erected by Sher Shah Suri during 1538 AD to 1545 AD, over the grave of his grandfather, who died at Narnaul.

The mausoleum is characterized by its massive outlines, bold arches, painted ceilings, pierced tracery screens, cupolas, turrets and glazed work. The tomb is standing on a high platform, square on plan, with its entrance on the eastern side, a ‘mihrab’ encased in beautifully carved panels on the west and arched recesses closed with pierced tracery screens in its lateral walls.

The entrance built after the pattern of Hindu temples, shows beautiful carvings executed with a well-balanced colour scheme. The façade, divided in two storeys by a bank of mouldings, is decorated with small panels showing low relief carving in red sandstone bordered with grey limestone. The dome is balanced by four octagonal cupolas, placed at all the four corners of the terrace. The main dome is surmounted by a low dome, which rests on an octagonal drum, the corners of which are provided with small turrets.

The inscription over the entrance of the tomb suggests that it was constructed on the instructions of Sher Shah Suri (1540-45 AD) over the grave of his grandfather, Ibrahim Khan Sur, who died at Narnaul in 1518 AD. The tomb is stands on an elevated square platform. Its entrance is on the eastern side, and appears to have been built of Hindu temples and has beautiful carvings. The façade, divided in two storeys by a bandof moulding, is decorated with small panels showing low relief carving in red sandstone bordered with grey limestone. Four octagonal cupolas, placed at the four corners of the terrace, balance the dome.

The nearest airport is at Delhi.

The nearest rail junction is at Narnaul.

Narnaul has a bus stand of its own.