Hoshang Shah's TombCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Mandu, Madhya Pradesh, India
- Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Tomb
Hoshang Shah's Tomb - Review
The Hoshang Shah’s Tomb is a part of the Hill Fort complex of Mandu. This place is an example of the rarest ancient rock cut architecture that dates back to the 5th and 6th centuries. These are just a few kilometers away from the headquarters of Dhar. These are a part of the 60 ancient caves cut monuments of that era. The oldest structures are namely Lohani Cave and the Sat Kothari Caves. The complex is divided into a few parts that are- Royal Complex, Hoshang Shah’s Tomb and Roopmati Pavilion.
The most important attractions in this complex are-
- Hoshang’s Tomb: This is a mausoleum built of marble. It faces the entrance porch on the North but the entry is from the South. The gateways are decorated with exclusive carvings and designs that look like ornaments on the ruins. The blue enamel background is so stunning along the whole gateway. The main cenotaph of Hoshang Shah is beautiful. It is in the shape of a cascade and has a mihrab on it. There are other tombs also below this and a few among them are also as beautifully made of marble.
- The Dharmashala: It is on the western side of the Hoshangh Shah’s tomb in the fort complex. It has a large hall with columns making sections within. The intricately carved flat roof represents Hindu style of architecture. On the contrary, the long narrow hall with vaulted ceiling is an example of pure Islamic style of architecture.
Hoshang Shah's Tomb Information
- Visit during the daytime is preferable as there is no proper lighting facility after dusk.
Hoshang Shah's Tomb Ticket Prices
The following charges are applicable to the entire Village Group of Monuments, separate from the Royal Group of Monuments.
- Rs 5 for Indians.
- Rs 100 per person for foreigners.
- Rs 25 for video cameras.
How To reach Hoshang Shah's Tomb by Public Transport
- The nearest railway station is the Indore Junction BG Train Station.
- The nearest airport is the Devi Ahilyabai Hollkar International Airport, Indore.
- At the location itself, it’s best to drive around in your own vehicle or to rent a scooter.
Restaurants Near Hoshang Shah's Tomb
- Ganga Jamuna Restaurant
- Shivani Restaurant
- Indore Dhaba
- Baba Ka Dhaba
- Badhri Dhaba
- Mahakali Dhaba
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Things to Know Before Visiting Hoshang Shah's Tomb
95% of people who visit Mandu include Hoshang Shah's Tomb in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
64.31% of people start their Hoshang Shah's Tomb visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Hoshang Shah's Tomb
86% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Hoshang Shah's Tomb
Hoshang Shah's Tomb Map
Hoshang Shah's Tomb, Mandu Reviews
The gardens leading to the main hall are very beautiful. The layout of the entire complex shows the mastery in architectural planning for that era. The central building is being renovated but still you will find the the place charming and relaxing. For some points free audio guide is available. From the main entrance, search for the small passageway to the tomb, else you will miss it.
The place was under renovation during my visit. But whatever we could see was amazing. As all other places in Mandu, this is also rich in history. Ensure to hire a knowledgeable tour guide or else it will just be a simple walk. Must visit place.
Mandu is a place rich in history. Not counting in the famous tourist attractions of this place, we can see the ruins of other watch towers and building on our way to mandu. Same goes with Jishan Shah's tomb. It's an architectural marvel. It is mostly noted for it's resemblance with the 'Taj Mahal', which was constructed later. It is often said that the architecture of 'Taj Mahal'was inspired by this monument. This building is under renovation right now. So the interior is not as appealing as it was.
A must visit place in Mandu with historical importance. Hoshang Shah’s Tomb , Mandu, Dhar, Madhya Pradesh, India. Mandu or Mandavgad is an ancient city. This fortress town is celebrated for its fine architecture. The word "Mandu" is believed to be a Prakrit corruption of "Mandapa Durga”. Mandu gained prominence in 10th and 11th century under the Paramaras. In 1305, the Muslim Sultan of Delhi Alauddin Khalji captured Malwa, the Paramara territory. When Timur captured Delhi in 1401, the Afghan Dilawar Khan, governor of Malwa, set up his own little kingdom and the Ghuri dynasty was established, His son, Hoshang Shah, shifted the capital from Dhar to Mandu and raised it to its greatest splendour. His son and third and last ruler of Ghuri dynasty, Mohammed, ruled for just one year till his poisoning by the militaristic Mohammed Khalji. Mohammed Khalji established the Khalji dynasty of Malwa (1436-1531) and went on to rule for the next 33 years. It was under his reign that the Malwa Sultanate reached its greatest height. He was succeeded by his son, Ghiyas-ud-din, in 1469 and ruled for the next 31 years, who was a pleasure seeker and devoted himself to women and song. He had a large harem and built the Jahaz Mahal for housing the women, numbering thousands, of his harem. Ghiyas-ud-din was poisoned, aged 80, by Nasir-ud-din, his own son. Bahadur Shah of Gujarat conquered Mandu in 1531. In 1534 Mandu came under Humayun's rule. Humayun lost the kingdom to Mallu Khan, an officer of the Khalji dynasty. Ten more years of feuds and invasions followed and in the end Baz Bahadur emerged on top. In 1561, Akbar's army led by Adham Khan and Pir Muhammad Khan attacked Malwa and defeated Baz Bahadur in the battle of Sarangpur. One of the reasons for Adham Khan's attack seems to be his love for Rani Roopmati. Rani Roopmati poisoned herself to death on hearing the news of fall of Mandu. After Akbar added Mandu to the Mughal empire, it kept a considerable degree of independence, until taken by the Marathas in 1732 by Peshwa Baji Rao I. The capital of Malwa was then shifted back to Dhar by Marathas under Maharaja Pawar, re-establishing Hindu rule.
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