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Delhi : Nai ka Gumbad aka Barber’s Tomb in Humayun Tomb Complex

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Barbers Tomb aka Nai ka Gumbad is situated in the Humayun Tomb Complex, which is located near Sunder Nursery and Sabz Burj on the Mathura Road, the closest railway station being Hazrat Nizammuddin.
Nai ka Gumbad aka Barber’s Tomb

By know we had seen a few Gumbad in Delhi, but this one was structured differently in comparison to the ones we had seen.

The tomb was built in 1590 to 1591. THis was denoted by an inscription found inside the tomb. 

Not sure as to who is buried here. Nai means Barber in English. Maybe the Barber to the king. A tomb built just for him, ha. Interesting. 

But when we visited it, it was closed for restoration purposes, hence we couldn't see it from the inside. 
Nai ka Gumbad aka Barber’s Tomb
The tomb built on  a podium, was built of red sandstone with a dome in the center which is currently painted white, not sure what the original color was. It as four chatri's next to it, which still has some blue, green and yellow colored tiles on them. Fitted together to form a beautiful pattern. The borders of the dome and the chatri are beautifully carved. Not sure as to which style it belongs too. 

Hoping once the restoration is over, it will add to the beauty of it. 


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