Humayun’s Tomb: Mughal Architecture-Facts

Delhi is the only one place of India’s great cities which has been the center of attraction . Hindu Dynasties, Mughal conquerors and British imperialists made Delhi a showpiece. It has been a traditional capital of Islamic rulers. Akbar ruled it until he commenced his massive Agra Fort.

Mirak Mirza Ghiyas built building and landscape architecture during Mughal emperor. He was originally from Herat and had influence of Timurid tradition. Around 16th Century, he designed Humayun’s Tomb. Before its completion he passed away. His took the courage to complete the great project and made it to 1571.

Humayun’s Tomb

Today, the tomb complex is entered by a large gate on the west. The southern gates were largely used during Mughal times. There are four garden plots which are sub-divided by narrow water canals around the main tomb. The bird eye view of the garden looks beautiful.

Humayun’s Tomb Entrance Gate

The garden is named as Charbhag design. The square garden divided into four (char) square parts. Structure is made of red sandstone and white marble . The marble dome design was used later on for Taj Mahal structure.

Tourists at Humayun’s Tomb

Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi, India

Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi, India

It is coupled with the fact that Humayun and his wife had long been exiled in Iran and developed a taste for an Iranian aesthetic. Some believe that Humayun’s tomb was conceived as a Mughal dynastic mausoleum in the tradition of the great Timurid dynastic mausolea. It was not used for subsequent rulers.

Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi, India

Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi, India

Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi, India

Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi, India

Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi, India

Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi, India

Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi, India

Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi, India

Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi, India

Some members of the royal house were buried here, along with Isa Khan Niyazi, a noble in the court of Sher Shah.The site’s serenity belies the fact that many of the dead buried inside were murdered princes, victims of foul play. To see where Humayun actually died, combine your visit with a trip to the Purana Qila.

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