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Humayun Tomb

Humayun Tomb
Following the mausoleum style of Taj Mahal, Humayun Tomb is one of the best preserved monument of Mughal architecture. The tomb having the model of Charbagh has been designated as the World Heritage Site, and have become one of the most popular tourist spot in the historical city of Delhi.

With high arches and double dome, the tomb was built by the senior widow of Mughal emperor, Humayun after his death in 1556. The magnificent tomb is said to be the inspiration behind construction of many other Mughal and other historical edifice. The large stone platform of the tomb is surrounded by beautiful garden, which form the best attraction of the tomb.

The beautiful view of the Humayun Tomb is seen even from the Humayun Darwaja (gateway) at Purana Quila (old fort). The carvings and in-laid works on the red sandstones similes the kind of craftsmanship done in Taj Mahal. That is why historian designates this tomb as masculine equivalent of Taj Mahal. Walking through the three gardens and storeyed gateways show visitors the supremacy of Mughal architectural taste.

Must See & Do !

Charbagh: Divided into small squares by pathways, the garden of the tomb better called as Charbagh is the best thing to strike you first when you enter the tomb.

The Tomb: Three lofty arches and marbled double dome (unlike all the domes of complexes in contemporary period) are the best architectural attraction in the tomb.

Other monuments: Visit to many of the famous complexes like Barber’s Tomb, Arab Ki Sarai, Afsarwala Tomb and Masjid and Tomb of Isha Khan are rich in their architectural beauty, and are joy for tourists.

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