Jahangir was the father of Shah Jahan, the greatest ruler of the Mughal Dynasty. When Jahangir died in 1625, the young Shah Jahan built Jahangir's tomb on the site of an existing garden laid out by Jahangir's wife Nur Jahan. The building is symmetrical, set amidst a 4-part garden (chahar-bagh) that recalls the paradise of the Islamic afterlife. The tomb itself is located at the center of the building. The marble cenotaph is decorated with floral designs and inscribed with calligraphy of the 99 names of God.
The Shalimar Gardens, is a persian garden and it was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in Lahore, modern day Pakistan. Construction began in 1641 A.D. (1051 A.H.) and was completed the following year. The project management was carried out under the superintendence of Khalilullah Khan, a noble of Shah Jahan's court, in cooperation with Ali mardan Khan and Mulla Alaul Maulk Tuni. The Shalimar Gardens are located near Baghbanpura along the Grand Trunk Road some 5 kilometers northeast of the main Lahore city. They are not to be confused with the Shalimar Gardens (Jammu and Kashmir).