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Delhi : Tomb of Khan Shahid in Mehrauli Archaeological Park

Monday, August 24, 2015

Tomb of Khan Shahid is located in the Mehrauli Archaeological Park which is near the Qutub Complex, it is located on the Sri Aurobindo Marg and the closest Metro station being Qutub Minar.
Entrance to the Tomb of Khan Shahid

Tomb of Khan Shahid

Khan Shahid was the son of Sultan Balban. He died while fighting the Mughals in 1285 AD.
Structure in Tomb premises
The entrance to the tomb premises is via this elevated platfrom. A series of steps leads to the entrance. By the looks of it, it was a rectangular structure, designed like a fort's wall. It houses the tomb of Khan Shahid and also a couple of other structures. As there is no sighboard, not sure as to what the other structures were. 
History of Tomb of Khan Shahid
The Tomb premises is deserted and completely in ruins. It has vegetation growing all over it. 
Structures in Tomb of Khan Shahid premises
It is said that this tomb was built for him, but he was buried in Balban's Tomb.


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