On a site of 4,000m2 the complex includes the chancery, consulate, embassy residence, auditorium, and staff residences. The form of the Embassy has been influenced by the forts of Rajasthan with masssive stone walls, ramparts and hollowed out courtyards. Red sandstone on all the external walls reinforces the monumental appearance. The limited exterior openings, sheer walls, and series of octagonal turrets serve to accentuate the fortress like character of the building.
Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture