Ibrahim's Tomb is a beautiful mausoleum of Ibrahim Suri as evidenced from
the inscription over the entrance. It was erected by Sher Shah Suri during
1538 AD to 1545 AD, over the grave of his grandfather, who died at
The mausoleum is characterized by its massive outlines, bold arches, painted ceilings, pierced tracery screens, cupolas, turrets and glazed work. The tomb is standing on a high platform, square on plan, with its entrance on the eastern side, a 'mihrab' encased in beautifully carved panels on the west and arched recesses closed with pierced tracery screens in its lateral walls.
The entrance built after the pattern of Hindu temples, shows beautiful carvings executed with a well-balanced colour scheme. The façade, divided in two storeys by a bank of mouldings, is decorated with small panels showing low relief carving in red sandstone bordered with grey limestone. The dome is balanced by four octagonal cupolas, placed at all the four corners of the terrace. The main dome is surmounted by a low dome, which rests on an octagonal drum, the corners of which are provided with small turrets.
How To Get There
Air: The nearest airport is at Delhi.
Rail: The nearest rail junction is at Narnaul.
Road: Narnaul has a bus stand of its own.