Being one of the most impressive structures in Delhi, the Humayun’s Tomb which is located conveniently at the banks of Yamuna River is a brilliant architectural splendor of the Mughal period. The Mausoleum is basically a tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun which was built in the 1560s by Humayun’s eldest wife Bega Begum after his death. Today the tomb is a major attraction among the tourists visiting Delhi. Although the building of the Tomb has a complex structure but it is the charm and grandeur of this imposing structure that attracts thousands of travellers every year across the globe.
Visiting Humayun’s Tomb one could see the beauty that depicts the true Mughal style of architecture, which was inspired from the Persian style of architecture. The tomb was even inscribed in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 1993 because of the brilliant architectural beauty. Also, the tomb is surrounded by beautiful lush Mughal garden which is divided into four parts by the pathways. Above all it is the various water channels for the fountains that makes the Humayun’s Tomb a true architectural delight which is a treat to the eyes.
The tomb is built of redstone and the dome of the tomb is made of white marble. Taking a walk inside the Humayun’s Tomb, one could find the architectural features comprising the Baradari (pavilion) and a Hammam (bath chamber). The interior of the tomb is a large octagonal chamber with vaulted roof compartments interconnected by galleries or corridors. This same octagonal plan is repeated on the second storey of of the tomb.
Not just Humayun’s Tomb Complex but the walls located around it also has numerous secrets including the Khanqah and Chillah.
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