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Chor Gumbad

Signboard of Narnaul

Chor Gumbad, an enchanting monument, is located at the north of Narnaul in Mahendragarh District. It was constructed by Afghan Jamal Khan as his tomb. During the reign of Feroze Shah Tughlaq, this monument became a hideout for robber and thieves, hence the name Chor Gumbad (chor means thief.)

This square shaped monument has a single chamber. It has an open verandah running around, so it seems to be a double storied building. The wide low dome and ogee arches make Chor Gumbad an architectural extravaganza.

The passage, with its twists and turns, amazes the visitor. So it is called as Bhul-Bhuhaiyan, a maze.

Updated on 17th June, 2014
District: Mahendergarh
Location: Narnaul    


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