Tomb of Tansen

The Tomb of Tansen is the catacomb of the father of Hindustani classical music, Tansen. Tansen, a musical legend was one of the navratnas meaning the nine jewels in the court of the erstwhile Mughal emperor Akbar.
Miyan Tansen who lived in the period spanning between 1506 AD and 1589 AD has one of the luminaries who shaped North Indian classical music.

The crypt of Miyan Tansen is designed in the quintessential Mughal architectural style and is laid out in sprawling landscaped gardens, adorned by the color and fragrance of the seasonal blooms and laced by rippling brooks. An annual musical festival is also organized to commemorate the memories and musical contributions of the legendary musician.

A visit to Tansen's Tomb on a tour to Gwalior is a wonderful experience that enlightens tourists on the cultural extravaganzas prevalent in the royal court of the Mughal potentates.

Last Updated on 16th Oct 2012