Badshah Tomb

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  • Address: Nohata, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190002, India
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +91-9419238323
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:15 Mins
  • Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Tomb

Situated right across the river from the architecturally controversial Pather Masjid, this is another uniquely un-Kashmiri Muslim structure. Sultan Zain-Ul-Abidin was hailed Baadshah by the people who loved him for providing one of the most stable of Kashmiri reigns. The name of the place makes people think this is his tomb, but it is in truth the final resting place of his mother. It is a domed brick structure in Shahmiri style. Surrounding the tomb is a local graveyard. Close the the graveyard is the city’s oldest wooden bridge. If you want to view the inside of the tomb the caretaker may be able to let you in. Ask for him at the nearby shops.

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  • Badshah Tomb Address: Nohata, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190002, India
  • Badshah Tomb Contact Number: +91-9419238323
  • Badshah Tomb Timing: 24-hrs
  • Badshah Tomb Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Badshah Tomb(preferred time): 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Badshah Tomb: 00:15 Mins
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  • 0.1% of people who visit Srinagar include Badshah Tomb in their plan

  • 66.67% of people start their Badshah Tomb visit around 08 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Badshah Tomb

Monday, Tuesday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Badshah Tomb

People normally club together Ziyarat Naqshband Sahab and Badamwari Garden while planning their visit to Badshah Tomb.

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  • This tomb lies in the narrow gullies of Shehr e Khaas, old City, Srinagar. Everything about this place is majestic. The narrow streets, and a nearly a hundred year old buildings and shops makes it unique.

  • This tomb lies in the narrow gullies of Shehr e Khaas, old City, Srinagar. Everything about this place is majestic. The narrow streets, and a nearly a hundred year old buildings and shops makes it unique.

  • According to the ‘Baharistani Shahi’, Sikander Butshikan (“Sikandar the iconoclast”), the sixth Sultan of the Shah Mir dynasty established the ‘Mazar-e-Salatin’ a royal mausoleum on the banks of the Jhelum. His son, Sultan Ghiyas-ud-din-Zain-ul-Abudin, the ‘Budshah’, was a liberal ruler who reversed much of the oppressive policies of his father. His patronage of the arts attracted several artisans, craftsmen and engineers from Central Asia, introducing carpet weaving, paper mache, silk etc to the Valley. The main tomb was built by Sultan Zain-ul-Abudin for his mother, in the 15th century. The brick monument is an unexpected, delightful contrast among the timber framed dhajji construction of the ‘Shehr-e-khas’ Srinagar. The octagonal structure comprises of a larger central dome surrounded by four smaller domes, built over a Greek cross plan. The brick arches, vaulting & dome technique, glazed tile ornament etc are a rare example of surviving Silk Road architecture within the Kashmir valley. Sultan Sikander, Sultan Zain-ul-Abudin and Sultan Habib Shah also lie buried within the royal mausoleum complex. There might be a more ancient reverence and symbolism to these sacred grounds on the bank of the Jhelum. Evidence suggests that the ‘Mazar-e-Salateen’ of the Shah Mir dynasty was built over the site of a previous monument, possibly a temple. The brick structure of the royal tomb appears to rest over an earlier stone plinth. Elsewhere around the mausoleum complex, compound walls, arched portals and other landscape features are curiously embellished with several Greco-Roman inspired Gandhara components (peculiar to Kashmiri temples) within their built fabric. Much intrigued by this layering of Byzantine and Gandhara style influences within an Islamic site.

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  • Forgotten by time and authority. A historical worthy place

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