Chausath Khamba – A tomb with 64 pillars

Chausath Khamba is situated in Nizamuddin, New Delhi. It is a tomb which was constructed between 1623 to 1624. The meaning of the name is “64 pillars” which was built by Mirza Aziz Koka also known by the name Khan-i-Azam during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir.

Chausath Khamba
Image credit: Trawell

Visiting Detail

  • Location: Nizamuddin West, New Delhi – 110013
  • Type: Tomb
  • Religion: Islam
  • Year of construction: 1624
  • Architecture Style: Mughal architecture
  • Architect: Koka Khan-i-Azam
  • Entry fee: Free


Earlier, the monument was built as a wide hall of Mughal architectural style. Later it was converted into a tomb. It is completely built of white marble having 64 columns supporting 25 bays. Each bay carries a dome.

The monument has the tomb of Mirza Aziz Koka, tomb of his father Atgah Khan, tomb of Prime Minister of Akbar including many unidentified tombs inside the monument. 

Attractions near Chausath Khamba

  • Humayun’s Tomb: Distance: 1.8km
  • Isa Khan’s Tomb: Distance: 1.4km
  • Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah: Distance: 400m
  • Sunderwala Mahal: Distance: 1.6km
  • Phuta Gumbad: Distance: 1.6km
  • Sunder Nursery:  Distance: 1.3km
  • Bu Halima’s Tomb:  Distance: 1.4km
  • Sikandar Lodi Tomb:  Distance: 2.9km
  • India Habitat Centre:  Distance: 2.0km
  • Bada Gumbad:  Distance: 2.5km
  • Gol Gumbad:  Distance: 550m