Names and places of major tombs, gates, minarets of India:

What is the tomb called?

After burying someone, this building is built on top of it. It is in the form of a monument. Such a practice is common among Muslims and Christians. Most of the Muslim emperors have monumental tombs.

Major Tombs of India and their Location:

Name of tombs City/state name
Taj Mahal (World Heritage Site) Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Safdarjung's Tomb Delhi
Akbar's Tomb Sikandra, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Humayun's Tomb (World Heritage Site) New Delhi
Bibi Ka Maqbara Aurangabad, Maharashtra
Gol Gumbaz Bijapur, Karnataka
Sher Shah Suri's Tomb Sasaram, Bihar

Major Gates of India and their Location:

Gate Name City/State Name
Gateway of India Mumbai, Maharashtra
India Gate New Delhi
Buland Darwaza Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh

What is the tower called?

The tower is a high pillar-shaped architecture, which looks taller and stretched than a common turret. The minarets are generally cylindrical, tall and equipped with a crown at the top. They are taller than the surrounding buildings and are often found adjacent to Muslim mosques. Minarets usually have a lower door to enter the minaret, a zina inside which can be climbed up and a place to stand at the top.

In Islamic practice, mullahs stand on this high platform and call people to offer prayers, although it is not necessary that every minaret should be used in this way. In the Indian subcontinent, Afghanistan and Iran, minarets are round or octagonal, but in North Africa it is customary to build square-shaped minarets.

Major minarets of India and their location:

Name of the Minarets Name of the City/State
Charminar Hyderabad, Telangana
laurels Chittorgarh
Jai Stambh Chittorgarh, Rajasthan
Qutub Minar Delhi, Rajasthan
Moving towers Sidi Bashir Mosque, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

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Hazratbal Tomb is the tomb in which a hair of Prophet Mohammad Sahib has been preserved. Hazratbal is a famous dargah located in the city of Srinagar in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Bibi Ka Maqbara is recognized as the second Taj Mahal of the country. This mausoleum is located in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal in Agra for his Begum Mumtaz, which was inspired by Aurangzeb's son and Shah Jahan's grandson Azam Shah to build Bibi's tomb in memory of his mother Dilras Banu Begum.

The Buland Darwaza gate at Fatehpur Sikri was built by the great Mughal emperor Akbar in 1601. Akbar built the Buland Darwaza to commemorate his victory over Gujarat.

Ochterlony Memorial, originally named Shaheed Minar, is a monument in Kolkata, India, built in 1828 in memory of Major-General Sir David Ochterlony, commander of the British East India Company.

Jhulata Minara is located in Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat, India. Here Jhulata Minar is two places, first Jhulata Minar Sidi Basir Masjid is very close to Kalupur railway station and second Jhulata Minar is in BBG Masjid Masjidpura.

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