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Hoshang's Tomb

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Hoshang's Tomb in Mandu

Reputed to be India’s oldest marble building, this imposing tomb is crowned with a crescent thought to have been imported from Persia or Mesopotamia. Inside, light filters into the echoing dome through stone jalis (carved lattice screens), intended to cast an appropriately subdued light on the tombs.

The tomb was constructed in 1435 and depicts typical Hindu influences. It is said that Shah Jahan sent his architects to study this double-domed structure before constructing Taj Mahal.

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Location:
Mandu
Madhya Pradesh, India
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses:
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Time people usually spend here:
1 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
22.3484964°N, 75.3956834°E
Distance from Mandu city center to Hoshang's Tomb
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Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Saturday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Sunday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

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Read traveller's reviews about Hoshang's Tomb..

Overall Rating:4.2

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  '5' out of 5
" Typical Mughal architecture. No carvings at all but size of the buildings is catchy.It is said that Mughal emperor Shahjah's architects copied the designs of this place to built Taj Mahal"
  '4' out of 5
"Very good place to visit. Do check out @sigmabond on Instagram for amazing pictures. "
  '5' out of 5
"Peaceful place, good for photoshoot with DSLR"
  '4' out of 5
"India's first marble structural tomb later used as a temple in taj mahal. "
  '5' out of 5
"It was first white marble structure of India. An inspiration for Taj Mahal"

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