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Humayun Tomb, New Delhi

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About Humayun Tomb, New Delhi

Humayuns Tomb happens to be the first garden tomb of India to exemplify the first Mughal imperial architecture. The tomb is a reminder built in the memory of Humayun by his seniors widow, Haji Begam to mark the grave of Mughal emperor, after fourteen years of his death in 1565 A.D. The monument is one of the best preserved buildings situated near the opposite Dargah, Nizamuddin, Mathura Road, Delhi, India. d as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993, a Persian architect, Mirak Mirza Ghiyath, was hired to design the tomb on the guidelines of Persian architecture. It is also believed that near about 15 lakh rupees 1.5 million were spent to construct the same. However, since then the composition has also undergone extensive changes to make it look imposing for present days visitors. Even from history point of view the Humayun Tomb emerges as a remarkable formation to underscore the pomp and glory of ex-Mughal rulers. While looking at the Humayuns tomb from inside, you see the most noteworthy features like the garden squares Chaharbagh with water passages. There is also a baradari pavilion that occupies the middle point of the eastern wall and amid the northern wall is a hammam bath chamber. Moreover, inside the walls also are graves of several others Mughal rulers. The tomb and its nearby structures are absolutely in form such a mosque and an enclosure dedicated to Isa Khan, an Afghan noble in Sher Shah Suri's court. The Humayuns tomb is a unification of Indian traditions as well as Persian architecture. Its importance also lies in the fact that Humayun had explored the Islamic world specifically in countries like Central Asia and Persia and brought back his innovative ideas that helped the architecture to look aristocrat.

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