Hoshang Shah's Tomb at Mandu
The Tomb of Sultan Hoshang Shah at Mandu in the State of Madhya Pradesh in India. Built in 1440, the Hoshang Shah’s tomb is a mausoleum built entirely of marble. Considered to be India’s first marble monument, it is believed that the design and architecture of Taj Mahal at Agra was inspired by this tomb.
The main sarcophagus of Hoshang is carved in the form of a casket. One can also find a predominant influence of Hindu architecture in the designs of the pillars and brackets of the tomb.
Situated about 100 km away from Indore city in Madhya Pradesh, Mandu is a fortress town situated on the Vindhya Ranges in Central India.