The Garden Guide


Born - Died : 1618 - 1707

The sixth Mughal Emperor of India is buried in a simple tomb with no mausoleum, at Khuldabad, outside Daulatabad. Aurangzeb was a third son, a religious bigot and a crafty military leader. He had to imprison his father and kill his brothers to obtain the throne. Most of his life was then spent in fruitless warfare. Remembering his father, he probably regarded gardens needless luxury. Such energy as he had for building was devoted to mosques, including the Badshahi (Imperial) Mosque in Lahore. It has a great court from which a flight of steps opens onto a paradise garden, built long after his death.