Humayun's tomb
Humayun's tomb

Humayun's tomb

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Humayun's Tomb is a mausoleum in Delhi, India. It was created in the mid-16th century as a last resting place for Mughal emperor Humayun's wife, Queen Bega Begum. The mausoleum is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is regarded as one of the first examples of Mughal architecture in India.

The mausoleum is located in the Charbagh, a huge garden complex separated into four equal squares by water canals. The tomb is a big square edifice constructed of red sandstone and white marble. The tomb's main chamber is raised on a plinth and topped by a double dome encircled by multiple smaller domes. The dome is adorned with elaborate geometric designs and Quranic texts. The tomb is flanked by smaller tombs, each of which belongs to a member of the Mughal royal family.

The mausoleum is famous for its complex and ornate décor, which incorporates Islamic, Persian, and Indian architectural elements. Arched gateways, opulent rooms, and magnificent tilework are among the decorations. The mausoleum is especially notable for its usage of a double dome, which was a novel architectural innovation at the time it was built. The twin dome creates a feeling of height and space while also improving the acoustics of the main room.

The tomb's garden complex is especially noteworthy; it was one of the first Mughal gardens created to be a replica of the paradise gardens described in the Quran. Water channels split the landscape into four squares, with walks and walkways leading to the tomb. The garden also contains numerous other ancient structures worth seeing, like the Barber's Tomb and Isa Khan's Tomb. 

Finally, Humayun's Tomb is a must-see for everyone interested in Mughal architecture and history. It is regarded as one of the first important instances of Mughal architecture in India, and it served as a model for numerous other Mughal monuments, including the Taj Mahal. The tomb's exquisite ornamentation, superb tilework, and lovely garden complex make it a one-of-a-kind and intriguing place to explore.

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    • All Day :
      6:00 am to 6:00 pm
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    • Adult
      30
    • Child
      30
    • Foreigner
      500
    • Student
      30
    • Senior Citizen
      30

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