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- Humayun's TombMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsAdventure TravelersJul 15, 2014
If you're visiting Agra to see the Taj, stop off first at this tomb in south-central Delhi whose style presaged it. With a gorgeous symmetrical style set in pretty, rambling gardens (and with some older and delightfully decaying tombs on the periphery) it's a great place to spend a morning exploring. For classical Mughali architecture, this building is second only to the Taj Mahal itself.Recommended for:
- Humayun's TombMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4Oct 01, 2013
This is one of my favorite spots in Delhi. The awesome charbagh - forst of its kind to be built in India. Humayun's Tomb is the inspiration behind the construction of Taj Mahal, magnum opus of Mughal Architecture.
Humayun's Tomb is located near Nijamuddin Dargah. It could be reached via tuk tuk, DTC buses or the newly lauched HOHO Tourist Bus.
Humayun's Tomb Complex is home to a number of tombs of the royal family and sometimes it is also referred to as the burial ground of the Mughal royalty.
Besides the main tomb enclosure of Humayun, several smaller monuments dot the pathway leading up to it, from the main entrance in the West, including one that even pre-dates the main tomb itself, by twenty years; it is the tomb complex of Isa Khan Niyazi, an Afghan noble in Sher Shah Suri's court of the Suri dynasty, who fought against the Mughals.
This site by the bank of Yamuna was chosen beacuse of its proximity to Nizamuddin Dargah, the tomb of revered Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Auliya.
There's also a tomb of Humayun's Barber (Known as Nai ka Gumbad) constructed close to Humayun's mausoleum. What makes Humayun's Tomb distinct is the lone cenotaph inside the main chamber.
Humayun's cenotaph stands alone in the main chamber; the real grave lies in the basement below.
At the very entrance of the complex you'll also come across Bu Halima's garden and tomb. To your right hand side are Afsarwaale Tomb and Gumbad which is believed to be the residence of the officer/nobleman in charge who built the complex.
Close to this structure is the Arab Serai which was supposedly commissioned by Bega Begum (wife of Humayun) for the craftsman who constructed this complex.
Humayun's Tomb also happens to be one of the World Heritage Sites in Delhi.Recommended for:
- Humayun's TombJul 05, 2012
An ancient monument of mughal architecture in all its splendor and beauty- four minarets surrounding the main structure, a central waterway and gardens on the side- very similar to the Taj Mahal in the architectural design and layout.Recommended for:
- Humayun's TombMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Jul 05, 2012
The first major example of strictly Mughal architecture in all of India, this tomb complex is the final resting place of Humayan as well as a slew of others. His wife had it built.