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Khusro Bagh

Khusro Bagh

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Khusro Bagh is large walled garden in Allahabad, India. This is surrounded by the tombs Khusrau Mirza – eldest son of emperor Jahangir, Khurau’s sister and Shah Begum- Khurau’s mother.

 

What to see in Khusro Bagh: In the Khusro Bagh 3 sandstone mausoleums are located. These are best examples for Mughal architecture.

Sultan Begum Tomb: Aqa Reza designed three tier tomb of Sultan Begum, surrounding garden and main entrance of Khusro Bagh. Sultan Begum is the first wife of Jahangir. She committed suicide due to distress by the discord between Jahangir and her son Khusrau. Her tomb was designed in 1606.

Nithar Tomb: After the Sultan Begum’s tomb, Khusrau’s sister Nithar tomb is situated. This tomb is most elaborated tomb. It lies on the elevated platform and is adorned with Panels depicting the scalloped arch motif. Rooms are painted with stars in concentric circles. Floral decorations depicting Persian Cypresses, plants and flowers can be seen on the walls of the central room.

Khusrau Tomb: Tomb of Khusrau can be seen here. In 1606, he was kept in Jail by his father Jahangir after he rebelled against Jahangir. Jahangir made him blind and later in 1922 he was killed.

 

What to see around Khusro Bagh:

Allahabad Fort: Major attractions of this fort are Ashoka Pillar, Mariam –UZ- Zamani Palace, Zenana, Patalpuri Temple, Immortal Banyan tree, Railway Track.    It is located 7kms away from Khusro Bagh.

Anand Bhavan: It is situated 5kms away from the Khusro Bagh. In this mansion, Jawarharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi were born. In the 19th century this was built by Motilal Nehru.

Allahabad Museum: It is located 3kms away from Khusro Bagh. Major attractions of this museum are terracotta artefacts, natural history exhibits and archaeological findings. It also consists of belongings of Jawaharlal Nehru.

Triveni Sangum: It is located 12kms away from Khusro Bagh. Once in every 6 years Ardh Kumbh held at this place. Once in 12 years Kumbh Mela held here. Most memorable thing is sun rise and sunset of this place. This is the place where confluence of Saraswati, Yamuna and Ganga takes place.

Bharadwaj Ashram: It is located 4kms away from Khusro Bagh. This is dedicated to Sage Bharadwaj. Other temple in this place is dedicated to Prayagraj. He is the lord of Prayag.

Minto Park: It is located 5kms away from Khusro Bagh. Lord Minto laid the foundation for this park in 1910. In this place power of East India Company transferred to British Crown in 1858.

 

Getting to Khusro Bagh: only way to reach Khusro Bagh is through road. As Khusro Bagh is located in Allahabad, visitors who want to see Khusro Bagh has to reach to Allahabad. From Delhi, Kolkata, Uttar Pradesh etc buses come to Allahabad. Allahabad bus stand is located 2kms away from Khusro Bagh. Taxis, autos and local buses are available to reach to Khusro Bagh. Nearest railway head is at Allahabad. Nearest airport is Bamrauli airport which is 10kms away from Khusro Bagh.

 

Getting around Khusro Bagh: Visitors can see Khusro Bagh on foot. Autos, taxis and buses are available to visit the surrounding place of Khusro Bagh of Allahabad.

 

Best time to visit Khusro Bagh: Best time to visit this place is between October to March. April to June temperature in this place is too hot so better to avoid in that month to visit this place.

 

Where to stay in Khusro Bagh: Accommodations are not available to stay in Khusro Bagh. Visitors have to stay in Allahabad. Plenty of accommodations are available in Allahabad.

 

Where to eat in Khusro Bagh: Eateries are not available inside Khusro Bagh. Visitors of this place need to have their food in Allahabad. It is advisable to carry food and water while visiting Khusro Bagh.

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