Architecture of Tomb of Salim Chisti
The Tomb of Salim Chisti is built on a 1 meter high platform with a flight of five steps towards the entrance. The tomb with a single semi-circular dome is located in the centre of the main hall. The entire tomb with an ivory-like appearance is enclosed with delicate marble screens on all sides, which are beautifully carved. The plinth is ornamented with mosaics of black and yellow marble, which are arranged in geometric patterns. An ebony ‘chhaparkhat’ enclosure surrounds the marble cenotaph, which is usually covered by a green cloth. The door to the main chamber is meticulously carved with arabesque patterns and it also bears inscriptions from the ‘Quran’. The carved and painted tomb chamber has a white marble floor, which is inlaid with multicolored stones.
Visiting Information to Tomb of Salim Chisti
Kheria Airport in Agra (40 km from Fatehpur Sikri) is the nearest airport to this spot. Agra Cant Railway Station is the nearest rail station (40km). National Highway 19 connects this town to all other major cities of India.
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