Qutbuddin’s Tomb is beautiful tomb located in Pratap Nagar area of city. The Tomb more famously known as Hazira Maqbara, which contains the Graves of Qutb-ud-din Muhammad Khan, who was the Tutor of Salim, Son & Successor of Akbar, & also that of his Son Naurang Khan who held Important Offices in Gujarat under Akbar. Qutb-ud-din was Uncle of Mirza Aziz Koka, Foster Brother of Akbar & Governer of Gujarat thrice in between 1573A.D. to 1583 A.D. He was Killed in Year 1583 by Muzaffar III in the Last Sultan of Gujarat.

The tomb is built on High Octagonal Platform with Smaller Gates on the Cardial Directions & Five Arches on Each Side. It is in the Style of Mughal Tombs at Delhi. The Real Grave is in An Underground Chamber & the False Grave in the Tomb Chamber. The Quaranic Texts in Arabic are Craved, inside Tomb Chamber, on Lintels, Archives & also above Jali work on Eastern Side Walls.

The Extant Parapet Wall on thr Roof Terrace is Embellished with Merlon Design in Brick Red Color Evident from the Traces. The Lower Portion of Cylindrical Dome Surrounding the Tomb was Covered with Thick Plaster of Brick Red Color.

The Mausoleum has a Double Dome & seems to have been a Garden Tomb & Vav or Step Well to its West Across the Modern road, which was perhaps used for supplying the Water to the Garden.

Time: 9 AM to 6 PM Location: Pratap Nagar Road, Danteshwar. Photography is Prohibited inside Tomb.

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