Tomb of Khwaza Khizr
: Sonipat, Haryana
: Khwaza Khizr
: 1522 AD & 1525 AD
The beautiful tomb committed to Khwaza Khizr was built over the mortal remains of a local saint, who flourished during the reign of Ibrahim Lodi (AD 1517 - 1526). According to a Persian message, the tomb complex of Khwaja Khizr, son of Darya Khan Sarwani, was built during AD 1522 - 1524. This tomb is among the few monuments where 'kankar' blocks have been used along with red sandstone.
Standing on a high platform and rock-hard with square projections at the corners, the tomb is amicable by a flight of steps leading to the gateway. The gateway consists of two arched openings at the end of a central passage, having a fašade bedecked with mouldings, lotus medallions and arched recesses. The ceiling of the chamber is decorated with floral designs executed in blue, yellow, green and dull red colors.
The burial chamber is surmounted by a semi-circular dome, resting on an octagonal low drum crowned by a finial meeting over an inverted lotus flower.
How To Get There
Air: The nearest airport is at Delhi .
Rail: The nearest rail junction is at Sonipat.
Road: Sonipat has a bus stand of its own.