I am not a big travel fan as I have terrible motion sickness. Thank heavens am not a travel blogger. lollzzz.. However, my husband’s passion for travel has rubbed on to me. Forget by air or train we do only road trips. And strangely I have started enjoying them. My wanderlust has even made me learn to pack sensibly.. well not really, but some things can’t change.. 😉
But, honestly I love visiting new places and of course thanks to my not being a co fun traveller we do short trips. 😉
Over the weekend, we decided to visit Salabat Khan Tomb or Chand Bibi ka Mahal as it is more popularly called. The Tomb of Salabat Khan II is also commonly but mistakenly known as Chandbiwi’s Mahel, Chand Bibi Palace or similar variations. It is a three-storey stone structure situated on the crest of a hill, 13 km from Ahmednagar.
The tomb is about 3080 feet above sea level on the top of a hill, 700 and 800 feet above the city, offering good views of the surrounding landscape and visible from almost anywhere in the city. It is believed that the structure was planned to be seven-storey but only three were built. The building is plain and having Eight sided platform. By the simple contrivance of a stone terrace built about twelve feet high and 100 yards broad the tomb seems to rise with considerable dignity from the centre of an octagon.
Salabat Khan was respected and loved by the people of Ahmednagar. And now years after him, this place is nothing less than a tourist spot, even for the locals. I can actually spend an entire day here, with a good book and a flask of coffee. 😉
Pic Credits:- Shohrat Shankar
Research and Information:- Google