Jal Mahal and the tomb of Shah Quil Khan, Nurnaul, Haryana - Islamic monuments that need restoration

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Narnaul town of Haryana has many Islamic monuments that carry elements  of local style.  The Mogul rulers and those related to them  were all great builders, be they forts, mausoleums, palaces, tombs  or building for rest and entertainments. Some were highly embellished  and they had the money and talented artisans to to the job with imagination and skill.  they surprisingly survived the long passage of time and the ravages of weather.  Narnaul town is in the District of Mahendragarh. The Muslim monuments are in  Purani Mandi of Narnaul City.
Jal Mahal:
The Jal Mahal is a  nice building  built in 1591 by  Shah Quil Khan, an officer in the  Akbar's court  and the ruler of Narnaul.  What is so special about this building? Representing a blend  of Persian and Indian architecture it was meant for relaxation for the ruler and his family. Because it  stands at the center of a large water tank,  the the interior of the building will be cool as cool breeze will be blowing into the structure. Presently, the tank is empty and dry; no water.  The access to  Jal mahal  in the water tank is through  a causeway specially built from the north, which opens through an arched entrance. The main building is surrounded by  The four minarets which have stairways leading right to the top give the building an elegant look, typical of Islamic style of design.    

As for the upkeep of this 16th century monument in the past, the less said the better. Because of sheer carelessness and  lack of enthusiasm in old heritage monuments, the lower chambers  beame crumbled and no traces could be found now.  
Tomb of Shah Quil  Khan, Narnaul, Haryana state. villageresortindia.com
Tomb of Shah Quil Khan:
This beautiful tomb was built by Shah Quil Khan himself in 1574-75 AD. Shah Quil Khan, a protege of Akbar's guardian Bairam Khan  was the Governor of Narnaul during the reign of Mughal emperor Akbar (1556-1605 AD). He liked the town very much and spent much of his time here.  For 42 long years he held the exalted post under Emperor Akbar.  He  had this tomb built  in memory of his beloved father. But after his own death in 1601 in Agra, it was here his own  mortal remains were also buried.  This fine structure is on a high octagonal platform  and is accessed from  south.  The tomb has a splendid look because, grey stone is nicely mixed with red sandstone and this  rare combination along with white dome  imparts a majestic appearance to the structure. Both the interior and exterior parts of the tomb are octagonal in shape with sides 5.2 m and 11.5 m respectively and have a narrow passages running all along the base of the arched openings and recesses, supported  by  protective brackets  The interior of the tomb is sub-divided into two stories.