Constructed in 35 BC, the four gateways in Sanchi portray important incidents in the life of Buddha. Popularly called as toranas these gateways are named as eastern, western, southern and northern. Elephants facing four directions support the architraves of this gate.
Belonging to the Mughal era and close to the Nilkanth shrine, this palace was constructed by the Mughal governor, Shah Badgah Khan for Emperor Akbar's Hindu wife. On the walls here are some inscriptions of the time of Akbar referring to the futility of earthly pomp and glory.
Magnificently proportioned domes and intricately & delicately done marble latticework are the main features of Hoshang Shah's Tomb. This tomb is one of the best examples of Afghan architecture in India and probably the first marble edifice. Porticoed courts and towers mark the four corner of the rectangular tomb. It was from this tomb that Ustad Hamid got inspiration for designing Taj Mahal. Many architects were send by Shah Jahan to study this tomb and then decide the constructing plan of the Taj.
Tomb of Hoshang Shah, square enclosed space near the Jami Masjid, is India’s first marble monument built in 1440 AD. It is a superb refined example of Afghan architecture existed in India, as a monument of Afghan invasion.
One of the many gateways punctuating the wall encompassing Mandu.The wall encompassing Mandu has 12 major gates or darwazas. The present road, through which Mandu is reached passes through many of these. Also encountered are smaller gateways built to provide protection to the above-mentioned 12 gates.
The 45 km parapet of walls that encircle Mandu are punctuated by 12 gateways. Most notable of these is Delhi Darwaza, the main entrance to the fortress city, for which the approach is through a series of gateways well fortified with walled enclosures and strengthened by bastions such as the Alamgir and Bhangi Darwaza, through which the present road passes. Rampol Darwaza, Jehangir Gate and Tarapur Gate are some of the other main gateways.
This was essentially build as Madrassa, a place for Islamic teaching. Even today the rooms and cells tell a story of teaching and studying. The name means palace of gold and was build by Mahmud Shah Khilji.
It is a Sandstone Mausoleum of Afgan prince. The tomb of a 16th century sufi, the Tomb of Ghaus Muhammad, in the town of Hazira lures tourists with its exceptional beauty. An Afghan prince turned sufi, it was Ghous Mohammed who helped Babur to win the Gwalior fort.
It is amazing to see that the tomb of a sufi becomes a famous pilgrimage center of both Muslims and Hindus. The mausoleum of Ghaus Mohammad exhibits typical Mughal architecture, its hexagonal pillars and screens using pierced stone technique are simply marvelous.
This tomb complex is one of the most impressive and beautiful monument sites in Chanderi. The intricate stone work here on the walls of the tombs are masterfully carved. It is situated towards the South within the inner city. Currently the site is conserved by the Archeological Survey of India.
The name is attributed to some unknown princess. The building is decorated on the exterior with ornamental arches and a band of geometrical designs.
Probably 15th Century A.D.: The Shezadi Ka Rauza memorial is arguably the most impressive tomb of Chanderi. It appears to date from the 15th Century A.D. There are no inscriptions regarding it, therefore there is no accurate information as to its construction. It is situated near the Parmeshwar Pond and Laxman Temple