Humayun Tomb

Humayun Tomb, New Delhi
(Average 0 of 0 Ratings)
  • place-img
  • place-img
  • place-img
  • place-img
place-imgplace-imgplace-imgplace-img

A World Heritage Site, the tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun is known for its architectural splendour and magnificence. Located in Nizamuddin East, the monument is considered the precursor of grand Mughal mausoleums. The mausoleum complex has several firsts to its credit. It was the first garden-tomb in the Indian subcontinent, the first structure to use […]

A World Heritage Site, the tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun is known for its architectural splendour and magnificence. Located in Nizamuddin East, the monument is considered the precursor of grand Mughal mausoleums.
The mausoleum complex has several firsts to its credit. It was the first garden-tomb in the Indian subcontinent, the first structure to use red sandstone on a large-scale and broke new ground as far as Mughal architecture was considered. It broke away from modest mausoleum designs like that of first Mughal Emperor Babur and set the tone for grand royal mausolea which found its culmination in the Taj Mahal. The building was also the first to use red sandstone and white marble combination which became part of several subsequent Mughal buildings.
Humayun’s tomb was based on Gur-e Amir, the tomb of Mughal ancestor Timur in Samarkand. Commissioned in 1562 by Hamida Banu Begum, Humayun’s wife, it was completed in 1572 AD. It is believed to have cost 15 lakh rupees at the time of its completion.
Work on the tomb began under the supervision of Persian architect, Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, who was brought from Herat in Afghanistan. However, Iyas died before the structure’s completion and the work was completed by his son in 1571
The mausoleum stands in the centre of a 30-acre garden known as the Char Bagh or Four Gardens. The Persian-style garden was modeled on the Garden of Paradise.
Humayun’s Tomb was declared a World Heritage Site in 1993.

Write a Review about Humayun Tomb

Our Recommendations

Flat 25 % OFF

Explore Indian summer 2016 with Flat 25%  Discount on all packages

Use coupon code on checkout page

SUMMER25

  • Offer Valid till limited time and this offer can not be clubbed with any other offer.
  • If you are looking for a customized package or corporate tours, kindly write to us at info@tripsthan.com or chat now with our Experts Live.

Contact our Tour Experts to plan for your next Tour to India.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Contact

Your Message

+91 84710-67896



Plot no-144 street no-3 opposite IGNOU
Neb Sarai New Delhi-110068