Any visit to Junagadh is incomplete without a visit to the Mahabat Khan
Mahabat Mukbara at Junagadh maqbara and of course I made a beeline for it.
But I was sure that though no one seems to know about it there have to be other tombs too.
A walk around the old bazar and I found dome black onion domes peeping from over a wall.
Finally I found a way to it through the market lanes.
A sign on the wall as well as a plaque described it as the Babi tombs.
Inside there were many graves and a few mausoleums.
This tomb is at the entrance
As it was overgrown and I didn’t want to disturb those resting here I only took photos from a distance and recited a fatiha for all those buried there
It was this dome which had attracted me.
From the British library website I found the following details
“Photograph of Maija Sahiba’s Tomb at Junagadh, Gujarat, taken in c.1900 by an unknown photographer, possibly the Solankee Studio, Rajkot…..
The mausoleum in this view was erected by the mother of one of the rulers of Junagadh, probably Nawab Mahabat Khanji II (rule 1851-1882) and contains her tomb. It is a free-standing structure with a square plan inside a walled enclosure. The inner tomb is surrounded by a colonnade of delicately-carved cusped arches crowned by a cornice, clusters of onion domes and small minarets. It is covered with a profusion of delicate carved ornamentation.”
Royal tombs of the Babi family.