Alamgir Dargah

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Khuldabad , India
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The scruffy walled town of Khuldabad, the Heavenly Abode, is a quaint and cheerful little Muslim pilgrimage village just 3km from Ellora. A number of historical figures are buried here, including emperor Aurangzeb, the last of the Mughal greats. Despite matching the legendary King Solomon in terms of state riches, Aurangzeb was an ascetic in his personal life, and insisted that he be buried in a simple tomb constructed only with the money he had made from sewing Muslim skullcaps. An unfussy affair of modest marble in a courtyard of the Alamgir Dargah is exactly what he got, which, in stark contrast to the tombs of other Mughal greats, was prudent, to say the least.