Located in the heart of the historic Nizammuddin Village about 2 kms away from nizamuddin's's Tomb is Nizammuddin's Tomb, one of the country' s most revered places and also an important tourist attraction of Delhi.
The tomb which is the shrine of the famous humanitarian Muslim Sufi and mystic saint, Sheikh Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Chishti is one of the most respected places of worship in the country. Revered equally amongst both Hindus as well as Muslims of the country, the mausoleum as we see it today was built in 1562 by a rich merchant called Faridu'n Khan. Born in the city of Badaun in Uttar Pradesh in 1236, Sheikh Hazrat Nizamuddin was the disciple and successor of the saint Sheikh Farid Shakarganj and commanded a large following of devotees which included names like Alauddin Khilji, Mohammed bin Tughlaq and the great poet Amir Khusrau. Even Mughal emperors like Babur, nizamuddin's, Akbar, Jahangir, and Shah Jahan stopped to seek the blessings of the Sufi saint at his shrine, every time their processions crossed his sacred Dargah. Though the original shrine no longer exists, yet, the site is still considered to be one of the holiest shrines of the country and never ceases to attract thousands of devotees each year.
Today, the shrine also includes a mosque and tombs of many other famous people who wished to be buried near its sacred grounds. The architectural prowess of Shahjahan too graces this landmark, with marble arches and a majestic marble pavilion being added to the shrine. The devotees who throng this place tie red threads on the lattice screens or jails to indicate the fulfillment of their wishes. It is customary to visit the shrine during the period of the Festival of Urs which is held twice a year to commemorate the anniversaries of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia and the renowned poet Amir Khusrau. Besides this, Thursday Evening is considered to be the most pious time of the year to visit the shrine when millions of people from all across the city throng to the mausoleum to seek the blessings of this great Sufi saint.