Razia Sultan's Tomb
You must have heard Razia Sultan? She was the only woman who managed to rule over the capital of India in the medieval era. In a city like Delhi, which has been treaded by a number of Muslim dynasties across centuries leading to an upsurge of tombs, monuments and memorials for homage to kings, queens and scholars—this brave woman has also made her place. Very close to the Sitaram Bazaar and Kalan Masjid, Razia Sultan’s Tomb in Delhi is located in Bulbuli Khane locale.
Amidst the cramming alleys and crowdy lanes, you will spot Razia Sultan’s Tomb, erected on a raised platform within the premises of an open courtyard. While Razia Sultan’s Life unravels tale of courage and determination, that of her sister remained shrouded in mystery. Ironically, her tomb was constructed beside the grave of Saziya, Razia’s sister. One hand, you will find a serene center for prayer on the western side, on the other, you will notice two other graves in the southwestern side. Incidentally, the detail of these two graves still remains a mystery.
History says that Razia’s tomb was constructed by Behram Shah, Razia’s brother. Though the bustle of the market place, nearby tourist attractions in Delhi and street urchins fill up this place throughout the day, the pondering silence of the tomb and the mystery of the courtyard would engulf you as soon as you enter the walled premises of the tomb. Follow us for a further unraveling of the life of this great woman before you visit Razia Sultan’s Tomb in Delhi