Tomb of Lal Khan & Ancient Kashi

While Varanasi is famous for its ghats and streets the city is also a treasure chest filled with beautiful monuments. One such place is the Tomb of Lal Khan which is classified as a Muslim monument. Built in 1773 the tomb of Lal Khan is located near the Malviya bridge right on the backside of Khirkiya Ghat.

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The tomb is located inside the dismantled old Raj Ghat fort and remains hidden from public sight. The location and elevation of the tomb make it impossible to be spotted from the ghats and as a result, not many people visit this place.

View after entering the gate

On the left side is an excavated site of ASI. These are the remains of an ancient settlement that dates back to the first to third century AD. These remains were discovered by a contractor who was digging the area for the remapping of nearby Kashi railway station. The further excavation was carried out by a team of archaeologists from Bharat Hindu University.

ASI Excavation site on the left side of the Lal Khan Tomb
ASI Excavation site on the left side of the Lal Khan Tomb

The tomb looks magnificent with the backdrop of the glittering Ganges and Malviya bridge. There are 4 graves around the main tomb, probably belonging to the Lal Khan family. The principal mausoleum boasts stunning stonework and the Mughal influence can be seen in its architecture, stonework, and dome.

Once you enter the gate of the monument you are welcomed by the well-maintained green lawn and the chirping birds. As you walk in the noise of the road fades away and the tranquillity drops in.

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Tomb of Lal Khan, Raj Ghat

If you’re looking for a quiet place to sit along with your friends on a fine evening then head over to this place without a second thought. The site is very well maintained and there is an entry fee of INR 25 per person.

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View of Malviya Bridge and Ganges from the Tomb

 

How to Reach Tomb of Lal Khan

The tomb of Lal Khan is located near Malviya Bridge and Raj Ghat. It is well connected to all the Railway stations, Airport and the bus stand via road. You can reach here by shared auto-rickshaws/Tuk-Tuks available throughout the city. One can also take a boat ride from any ghat to the Raj Ghat.

What to See/Nearby Places

  • ASI excavation site
  • Adi Keshav Temple
  • Malviya Bridge
  • Confluence of Varuna and Ganges

Nearby Ghats

Raj Ghat, Khidkiya Ghat

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