Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Vijayapura Trip: Ain-ul-Mulk Tomb

Date: 13th Aug 2017

Visitors: Arun, Shilpi and Harsh

Timing: None.

Fee: None.

Parking: Road side.

Food: Not Available. Bijapur is the best bet.

Photography: Allowed.

Other attractions nearby: Shivagiri, Jahan Begum Tomb.

Ain-ul-Mulk was a noble in the court of Ibrahim Adil Shah I. The tomb of Ain-ul-Mulk is built in the village of Ainapur. The tomb is a closed square building with a dome at the top. Four small minarets stand at each corner of the tomb. A simple mosque is built beside the tomb.

A structure in ruins. Not sure of the purpose of this one.

View of the tomb from the ground.

Mosque next to the tomb.

Entrance to the tomb.

View of the dome.

Some floral patterns on the inner walls.

Motif's around the inner wall.

Steps leading to the dome exterior.

Walkway around the dome.

One of the Minaret.

View of the inner chamber from the top.

Not much is known about the tomb or of Ain-ul-mulk. However going by the size of the monument he should have been an important person in Ibrahim Adil Shah court.

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