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Humayun's Tomb in Delhi


Fast Facts

It is located in Nizamuddin East in Delhi. It is the tomb of the great Mughal emperor Humayun. It was built by his beloved wife Hamida Banu Begam.

Did You Know

The structure was inspired from the tomb of the Persian Mongol ruler, Oljeytu. The tomb was built fourteen years after the death of Humayun. It was also recognized as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Introduction

Humayun's Tomb is one of the most impressive structures located in Delhi and counted as one of famous heritage and historic sites in India. This structure is the example of the brilliant architectural splendor of the Mughal period. You will really appreciate the magnificent and grand edifice during your visit to Humayun's Tomb. It is the tomb of the great Mughal emperor Humayun, which can be sited in Nizamuddin East in Delhi.

Humayun's Tomb, which was built by his beloved wife Hamida Banu Begam is located in the banks of Yamuna. This mausoleum was built fourteen years after the death of Humayun and its construction started in the year of 1569. For the completion of this impressive structure, it took eight long years. Mirak Mirza Ghiyath was given the authority by the queen to erect this glorious and impressive edifice.

Humayun's Tomb in Delhi was built after being inspired from the tomb of the Persian Mongol ruler, Oljeytu. This grand mausoleum draws thousands of travelers from all over the world and to get an insight about the skills and talents of the Mughal architects. The whole complex of the Humayun's Tomb has some inherent charm, which can not be missed.

It is because of its architectural splendor that it has been counted as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It has been recorded that it is one of the most beautiful monuments located in India. Typical Mughal style of architecture is used during the construction of the Humayun's Tomb. A huge sum of money was involved in the construction of the tomb. It took about 15 lakh rupees in the construction of the tomb in Delhi.

Within the Humayun's Tomb, you can find baradari (pavilion) and a hammam (bath chamber), which are some of the impressive structures in the tomb. The whole building is built of red sandstone and the dome of the tomb is made up of sparkling white marble.

All around the Humayun's Tomb, you can find beautiful and well maintained lush Mughal garden. Like all Mugahl gardens, it is also divided in to four parts by pathways. The fountains and water channels enhance the beauty of the garden as well as the structure.

Humayun's Tomb remains open from sunrise to sunset for the public. You need to pay a nominal entry fee to get in to this magnificent edifice.

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