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5182-87, Ballimaran, Chandni Chowk Grade III | Unprotected | Private ownership Late Mughal/Early colonial period Mixed use

OMB OF ADAM KHAN (MEHRAULI) - Lying on the wall of Lal Kot and rising from a terrace enclosed by an octagonal wall provided with low towers at the corners, this tomb consists of a domed octagonal chamber in the Lodi style, with a verandah on each side pierced by three openings. It is popularly known as bhul-bhulaiyan (labyrinth). Adham Khan, son of Mahem Anga, a wet nurse of emperor Akbar, was a general in Akbar's army. In A.D. 1562, he killed Ataga Khan, husband of another wet nurse Jiji Anga, whereupon he was thrown down from the roof by the order of the emperor. He and his mother, both are buried in this tomb built by Akbar. Structure This is an elevated lodhi style octagonal tomb with a corridor outside the central dome. Small minarettes stand on all edges of the octagon. Stars from the main road take you to the elevated platform, where this tomb stands. Two other entrance are situated towards rear, but are no longer used and are in bad condition. The center hall contains a restored grave, supposed to be of Adam Khan. However, the original grave was destroyed by britishers long back (see Destruction and Misuse) Entire premise is enclosed within a boundry wall. Towards the back, lies dense forest and the walls of Delhi's ancient city, Lal Kot.

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Heritage Site ID
DL00398
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Building
Type
Residential Building
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Ticket
Ticket
Timings
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Location
 
Property No.
5182-87
Lane/Street
Ballimaran
Locality
Ballimaran
District
Central Delhi
City/Region
Delhi
State
DELHI
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Coordinates (Latitude)
28.653608518259166
Coordinates (Longitude)
77.2269302558891
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Notification Date
0000-00-00,
Protection Status
Unprotected,
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