One of the top attractions in Delhi for a tourist is Humayun Tomb and is located in Nizamuddin area of New Delhi. Humayun was the second Mughal emperor. He was forced to spend time in exile in Persia as he was defeated by then Afghan king Sher Shah in the year 1540. After spending 5 years in exile he returned back to India in 1945 and took control over Delhi on 1555. The tomb which is popular as Humayun Tomb was actually built by the widow wife of Humayun Hamida Begum and mother of great king Akbar. The construction was started in 1564 under her supervision and completed in 1573. We are going to share some historical facts about this Tomb.
• Mirak Mirza Ghiyas was the main architect for the construction of this Tomb and he was from Persia
• Humayun Tomb acts as the best example for tomb architecture during the Mughal period
• The Humayun Tomb acted as an inspiration for the construction of the great Taj Mahal in Agra
• It is one of the most notable garden-tomb in the sub continent of India
• The eight side chamber architectural style of the tomb speaks about paradise as per Islamic concept
• This Tomb acts as the home to more than 100 graves. Quite a good number of graves are there on the terrace of first level. This section is known as Dormitory of the Mughals.
• The Tomb is constructed with the combination of Redstone and marble.
• The Tomb was built in memory of a husband by the wife
• In year 1993 this tomb got the recognition of World Heritage Site
• This tomb was the place where Bahadur Shah Zafar the last Mughal emperor took shelter before getting captured and then exiled in the year 1857 by British.
Pickup from your hotel drop at Humayun Tomb and after 3 hours back to hotel