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Humayun's Tomb


Humayun's Tomb
Fact Files : Humayun's Tomb

Location: Mathura Road, New Delhi
Built By: Hamida Banu Begam, widow of Humayun
Founded In: 1562-1572
Architect: Mirak Mirza Ghiyuath
Entombs: Mughal Emperor Humayun
Timings: Open till 10 pm (Daily)
Status: UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Humayun's tomb is one of the remarkable architecture of Mughal Empire in India and a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is situated on the river bank of Yamuna in Delhi the capital of India. It is a tomb commissioned by Mughal Emperor Humayun's wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562 AD after the death of Mughal Emperor Humayun. It was a garden-tomb in Mughal style inspired by Persian architecture. The tomb stands in the centre of the garden, which is further divided into four Charbagh i.e causeways. In the centre runs deep water channel. The square built of red sandstone in the two storey structure, with chamfered corners, high terrace and arches on arches each side. The eight-sided central chamber includes a cenotaph and the corner chambers are lead by the diagonal sides, which is the house of the graves of the other family members.

The every distinguished side of the tomb exhibits decorative elevations with marble borders and panels as well. The three arched alcoves dominate the elevations that add glory to the tomb. It is the synchronization of the Persian architecture and the Indian traditions by the corridors, the arched alcoves and the high double dome. It is like the Taj Mahal at Agra and there is a common impetus behind these one is devoted for husband by a wife and another is devoted for wife by her husband. So many Mughal dynasties were buried here.

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