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Tomb of Itibar Khan

Tomb of Itibar Khan is a graceful building situated on the north-western outskirts of Agra in Uttar Pradesh. Because of the external twelve pillars on the upper pavilion, the tomb is popularly known as Barah-Khambha. The word 'Barah' means 'twelve'.

Built in 1610, it was once a massive complex with a mosque in the south, a vast reservoir (Guru-ka-Tal) in the west, and a series of wells in the east. These days the mosque is left only.

The building has a tibara-dalan (3-arched cloister) in the middle of the eastern, western and northern side of the ground floor and a small red sandstone gateway on the southern side. The central hall of the tomb consists of the square mausoleum of Itibar Khan, which is entered through this sandstone gateway.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Agra
Location: Agra    


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