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Tansen's Tomb


What :

Mian Tansen is considered to be one of the greatest composers of classic Hindustani music. He was so extraordinarily gifted as a musician, vocalist, and composer that he was considered one of the Mughal Emperor Akbar’s nine court jewels.

When Tansen died in 1586, it’s said Akbar and most of his court attended his funeral to lament the passing of the father of classical Hindustani music. The emperor erected a beautiful marble tomb for Tansen in the same compound as the tomb of Mohammed Gaus, a Sufi Muslim saint.

Both tombs are nestled inside lush Mughal gardens, and every year in the fall, Gwalior hosts a musical festival at Tansen’s Tomb honoring Tansen’s legacy.

When :

Gwalior’s best weather is between October and March. The city’s ambient temperature is highest between May and June, and refreshing rains fall in July and August.

Where :

Tansen’s Tomb is located in Gwalior’s Old Town not far from the centrally located Gwalior Gate. The tomb is best reached in one of our luxury vehicles while sightseeing in Gwalior.

Who :

Mian Tansen’s artistic works were the foundation of more than 5 centuries worth of Hindustani music. The artist-composer’s tomb and the four-day Tansen Samaroh music festival held in Gwalior are a must-see while exploring Gwalior’s rich cultural history on a tour of India.

Appropriate Attire :

While visiting the tomb it’s best to cover your shoulders, arms, and legs as a sign of respect.

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