If you are in this fabulous city of Madhya Pradesh, you must have a plan visiting the Gwalior Fort. For your information, the tomb is only 1 km away from the fort. Apart from Mohammed Ghaus, Tansen is also buried here. Besides its historical importance, the tomb is also famous for its great architecture. You will get a memorable visit here as it is counted among the most protruding sightseeing attractions of Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.
The tomb of Mohammed Ghaus, Gwalior is one of the protuberant pilgrimages for both Hindu and Muslim religious people.
The construction of the tomb of Mohammed Ghaus was done in 16th century AD when Mughal Samrat Babar was the ruler here. Afghan Prince Ghaus Mohammed later turned into a Sufi saint. According to the legend, in 1526 CE, he assisted Babar to conquer the Gwalior Fort. Apart from this, the Sufi saint has many other influences over the Mughal emperors – Babar and his son Humayun.
As Mohammed Ghaus was alive during the Mughal reign, his tomb structure contains typical Mughal architecture. It is standing on the hexagonal pillars at all of its four corners. The building of the entire tomb is square-shaped. There is another square-shaped dome on top of it that is adorned with ceramic tiles of blue color. There are kiosks too inside the dome which are also hexagonal-shaped and their corners are together slopped eaves which are projected from the exterior. The exterior and interior of the tomb walls include latticework and sophisticated carvings.
The tomb of Tansen is situated surrounded by green gardens and carries the signature style of the Mughal architecture. It serves as one of the existing cultural heritage of the city. Every year during the month of November- December, Tansen Music Festival is organized here which s a national level program and thus various great musicians from every part of the nation come to attend the festival. A nice and serene atmosphere is created with their influential music performances.
Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit the Tomb of Mohammed Ghaus and Tansen is during November- February. This time, the weather remains pleasant here. You can visit the tombs between 9 AM and 5 PM every day.
How to Reach?
• By air – You need to board a flight for Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia Airport, Gwalior. It is 13 km away from the destination.
• By train – Simply board a train to reach Gwalior Junction. It is well connected with railways to many parts of the country.
• By bus – Nearest bus station is Gwalior bus station. Avail any private or public bus services to reach here from any parts of India.
The Tomb of Tansen or the memorial of Tansen is situated pretty close to the tomb of Mohammed Ghaus, Gwalior. Tansen was one of the nine jewels’ in the court of Akbar who was a popular musician of that era. In fact, he is known as one of the most influential personalities in the tradition of North India and also in Hindustani classical music. He is best remembered and respected in the world of classical music for his epic compositions of Dhrupad which has created a range of new sagas. He also wrote two larger-than-life books on music including Sangita Sara and Sri Ganesh Stotra. Mohammed Ghaus was his guru and thus he also got buried close to his tomb.
Undoubtedly, these burial sites are a great piece of architecture. Plan your trip now!
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