"Sabz Burz Tomb" Delhi Things to Do Tip by Rupanworld

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The Sabz Burz tomb is the tomb of an unknown person from the Early Mughal era around the 16th century. It has bright blue tiles on the dome which is very rare for the monuments in Delhi. It is situated on the middle of one of the crossroads (a traffic island at the crossing of two of Delhi's busiest roads, the Mathura Road and the Lodhi road) close to the Humayun's Tomb. Sabz Burj, meaning green dome is a misnomer as the dome is actually blue, not green. It is more commonly known as Neeli Chhatri (blue umbrella). The tomb is octagonal in shape and is believed to be from the Mughal era. The inside of the tomb is beautiful.

During the British rule, the tomb building functioned as a police station. It was then taken over by the Archaeological Survey of India which renovated the dome with new polish in blue instead of the original green from which the name had come. No entry fee. Just walk in.

Address: Crossing of Mathura Road and Lodhi Road

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  • Written Jan 22, 2009
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