Khusro Bagh

Currently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
  • Address: Leader Road, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-9620693859
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Tags: Garden, Park, Walking Area, Historical Site, Architecture , Archaeological Site , Picnic Spot, Tomb

Khusro Bagh - Review

This is one of the major attractions in the city, even though the crowd here is much less compared to other places in Allahabad. It is a beautiful garden with high walls surrounding it and has four tombs inside.

The garden was built as a pleasure garden for Prince Salim, who was the son of the Mughal Emperor Akbar and rebelled against his father. Well, he grew up to become Emperor Jahangir. History repeated itself and there arose a discord between Jahangir and his eldest son Khusrau. Despaired by the sad turn of events, Shah Begum, Khusrau’s mother, committed suicide and was buried in the park. She was a Rajput princess and the first tomb here was built in memory of Shah Begum in 1606.

The architecture of these mausoleums reflects a blend of Mughal and Rajput style and is wonderful to behold.

  • The tomb of Shah Begum is a three tiered structure without a main mound, but with a large Chhatri. The Arabic inscription carved on the tomb was done by Mir Abdulla Mushkin Qalam, who was the famous calligrapher of Jahangir.
  • Next to the tomb of Shah Begum is the tomb of Nuthar Begum, sister of Khusrau. This is the most beautiful of the three, making you awestruck with its elaborately decorated and adorned interiors. It is built on an elevated platform and the ceilings of the rooms are beautifully painted with stars in concentric circles. The walls of the central room are exquisitely decorated with floral designs showing flowers, plants and Cypresses.  The tomb was built under the instructions of the princess but she was buried in another place.
  • Last of the three tombs is that of Khusrau. It is also a masterpiece, although not as elaborate as that of Nuthar Begum. A fourth tomb, called the Mausoleum of Tombolan, is located at the centre of the garden.

The gateway of the park is large and very impressive with inscriptions in Persian. During the 1987 revolt, the garden was the hub of the sepoys under Maulavi Liyakat Ali. So it was also involved in the freedom struggle of India.

Khusro Bagh Information

  • Visit the place in the morning or evening as it will be less hot.
  • Do not throw any waste within the premises of the garden.
  • Better visit the place in groups rather than alone.
  • A good picnic spot for the tourists.
  • Located close to Allahabad Junction Station and you may take an auto rickshaw or a cab to reach the garden.

Khusro Bagh Ticket Prices

  • No tickets needed.

Khusro Bagh Opening and Closing Hours

  • Open for the visitors on all days of the week.

How To reach Khusro Bagh by Public Transport

  • There is a bus stand near the garden.

Restaurants Near Khusro Bagh

  • Nirala Misthan Bhandar

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  • Khusro Bagh Address: Leader Road, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Khusro Bagh Contact Number: +91-9620693859
  • Khusro Bagh Timing: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Khusro Bagh Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Khusro Bagh(preferred time): 05:00 pm - 06:00 pm
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Things to Know Before Visiting Khusro Bagh

  • 95% of people who visit Allahabad include Khusro Bagh in their plan

  • 33.6% of people start their Khusro Bagh visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Khusro Bagh

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Khusro Bagh

People normally club together All Saints Cathedral and Allahabad Museum while planning their visit to Khusro Bagh.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Khusro Bagh, Allahabad Reviews

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  • 450 years old Historically, Architecture wise, not affected by time, wonderful structures. Huge red stone tombs and big gardens spread in many acres. Government is developing the garden. More plantation and more direction boards are required. Peaceful place to sit and enjoy the silence.

  • It was a very big Garden, so much trees Garden and benches to sit. You can spend their some relaxing time . Students go there for studies in that peaceful environment. you can visit there with family and friends. Nursery is also there you can buy plants of many varieties. Its a Historical place so you can go and see it.

  • Historically important place. One must visit. Archaeological Department should think to put more boards regarding the history of this place or should publish a small informative booklet on this site. Visiting this site is free. Department must charge a token amount to visit this site.

  • A beautiful environment. Best for walking in the morning.place is very much attractive and also have many medicinal gardens in it. It has vast variety of flora in the garden.

  • Best place to visit.Tombs and remains of that time are still in a good condition today... Nice place with parks and trees.If you will look everywhere you will find greenery .... 🌲

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