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Tomb of Jahangir is a mausoleum, constructed from 1627 to 1637 for Mughal Emperor Jahangir. It is situated in Shahdara Bagh (Shahdara Garden in English) in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. The site has a unique architecture and famous for its interior which is richly decorated with floral frescos and patterns of marble. The tomb along with adjacent tombs of Akbari Sarai and Asif Khan are on the tentative list for UNESCO World Heritage status. The tomb has been featured on the 1000 Rupees note till 2005.

History

Emperor Jahangir who was the fourth Mughal Emperor ruled from 1605 until his death in 1627. His mausoleum was built by his son, shah Jahan after 10 years of death. During Sikh Raj in 1799, the tomb has been used for the residence of Sikh army officers and Ranjeet Singh, the founder of the Sikh empire, has been stripped the ornaments off the tomb in order to decorate a Sikh temple in Amritsar. However, its repairment also took place in 1889-90 by the British government.

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The tomb was constructed in the Mughal style influenced by the Persian architecture, the site building is divided into serious of vaulted compartments richly decorated with floral frescos and patterns of marble. In the center of the building, the grave of Jahangir is richly embellished with intricate inlay. In the interior of the site, there is also marble inlay, featuring the 99 names of Allah in Islam.

The single-story mausoleum is square-shaped and a 22 foot tall with arcades lining around the structure. There are four ornamental minarets at each corner of the building, decorated geometric inlaid stone.

The tomb is surrounded by the vast garden, which is built in traditional Chaharbagh (or Paradise garden in English).

The adjacent tombs of Akbari Sarai and Asif Khan are on the tentative list for UNESCO World Heritage status.

The famous attraction for tourist visiting Lahore is Badshahi Mosque, which is situated at 7 km distance from here.

Get In

The tomb is located on the Band Road, Shahdara Town road, near the town of Shahdara in Lahore, you will need to cross the Ravi River via the Old Ravi Bridge.

Stay Healthy

The most nearby hospital is Government Hospital Shahdara, which is at 5 km drive. Further, Government emergency service 1122 is also available 24/7 on the dial of 1122.

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