Humayun’s Tomb

The tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun is his final resting place located in the Nizamuddin East of Delhi. It is the first garden tomb in the Indian subcontinent. The tomb is a splendid piece of architecture commissioned for the construction of Humayun’s chief consort Empress Baga Begum. It is one of the very few Mughal architectural jewels built using red sandstone on such a massive scale at that time. The fine design of Humayun’s tomb is a combination of typical Mughal architecture with Persian influences and was conceptualized by Persian architect Mirak Mirza Ghiyath.

Owing to its impressive architectural design and glorious past, Humayun’s Tomb was featured in UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. The architectural genius of Humayun’s Tomb is hard to miss. The magnificent tomb sits in the middle of a huge, ornate Mughal garden and its beauty is only enhanced during the months of the winter season. It is situated on the banks of the River Yamuna, the Mausoleum is also home to the remains of many other Mughals, including his wives, son, and descendants. Travelers in Delhi should never miss including this stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site in their travel itinerary.

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