Gour PE #2 – Firoz Minar, Qadam Rasul Masjid and Fateh Khan’s tomb

Just down the road from the Dakhil Darwaza and the Baroduari mosque, you find a tall tower said to be built by Saifuddin Firoz Shah to commemorate a military victory. 

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And a 2 minute walk from the minar will get you to the Qadam Rasul Mosque, which is said to contain the Prophet’s footprints. Built by Nusrat Shah in 1530 AD, the compound also hosts the tomb of Fateh Khan, who was a commander of Aurangzeb’s army. A caretaker ferries you around if you’re interested and admonishes you if you take pictures inside. It’s a rather sombre site if you manage to ignore people taking group pictures and selfies outside the tomb and while the site is ruinous, it does retain a little architectural glory in its marble columns and the brick engravings on its walls.

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Fateh Khan’s tomb, remarkable for its architecture which is completely different from the shells of other buildings around
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One of the guardians of the Prophet’s footprint
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Because group pictures are a totally done thing when you’re near ancient walls
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The old walls of the Qadam Rasul compound
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A caretaker at Fateh Khan’s tomb
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Around these ancient structures, the bucolic life in the old capital continues like it always has

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