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Humayuns Tomb

Humayuns Tomb

Delhi showcases Mughal architecture at its best and the remnants of the very effervescent history never remains behind in showing the glory of Mughal Empire in India. Humayuns tomb is one of the incredible structures of the Mughal Empire in India. The monument is encircled my many new edifices but still the time-honored structure has its own importance and still is appeared upright and bright. Hamida Banu Begum, Humayun’s widow built Humayun’s tomb in 1565 A.D and it took almost 9 years to complete with an expenditure of nearly one and a half million rupees.

It is believed that the famous Humayuns Tomb in Delhi stands as the first garden tomb in India. Hamida Banu Begum, Humayuns wife commissioned in 1562 CE and Mirak Mirza, a Persian architect designed and planned the monument. It is considered as one of the first specimens of Mughal architecture in the Indian subcontinent.

The tomb is nestled on the banks of the River Yamuna and in 1993; it was declared a UNESCO Heritage site. The prominent Humayuns Tomb of Delhi is deemed as the predecessor of the Taj Mahal in regard of its architecture. This tomb is considered as the burial ground of many Mughals with the emperor.

This burial chamber is at a height of about 140 feet with a central dome. The double-layered dome has the exterior of white marble and the rest of the tomb is made of red sandstone, with white marble embellishment. Sprawled over acres of lush green land and encircled by fountains, the structure possesses a well-manicured garden, a gorgeous mosque and several other tombs.
This monument in Delhi attracts people from all across the globe and is one of the favorite tourists’ attractions.

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