It is located in the middle of a natural and elliptical
fortress surrounded by "Hezar Masjed Mountains".
Fortress, 36x12 km, has always been of massive military
importance in history, due to its location.
Due to Iranian Mythology, inside the fortress was the gate
between "Iran-zamin" and "Touran-zamin".
There exists irrigation installation and many historical
sites and effects:
Water tanks of Khesht Village
Remains of the residence of Nader Shah in Khesht Village
Remains of Naderian Military Camps in East of Kalat and
Fencing across the mountains
Military installations in gates, such as towers, trenches,
In addition, there are 2 principal effects in Kalat, which
are in better condition than the others called "Sun
Palace" (kakh Khorshid) and "Blue Dome
Mosque" (Masjed Gonbad Kaboud).
The building, recently wrongly named "Sun
Palace", is a brick tomb with stone covering (25 m
height), built in 1740 AD, around the time of killing of
Nader Shah. Its facade work was left unfinished. The site
consists of the grave, cellar and a cylindrical groove
tower upon the tomb. Main area of the grave is founded on
an octagonal platform of 34 m diameter and a terrace is
constructed on each side.
External facade is decorated with stones and images of
vases, flowers, leaves and fruits in 3D form and have been
painted in non-native style; probably, it is the work of
Indian artists. These paintings are left unfinished,
because of the unclear state of affairs after the death of
Internal area is decorated with attractive paintings on
plaster and a cornice on the dome, in gold, with a verse
of Quran and its date, 1740.