One of the east banks of the Jhelum River, between the Zaina
Kadal and the Ali Kadal, is the slightly decrepit tomb of King
Zain-ul-Abidin, the highly regarded son of Sultan Sikander, who built the
The tomb, built on the foundations of an earlier temple, show a clear Persian influence in its domed construction and glazed tiles. Mounded bricks can also be found at intervals in the exterior walls. In the enclosures are fragments of inscriptions, the oldest in Kashmir in Pali characters. Over the posterior gate is an inscription in Persian.