Humayuns Tomb Delhi

Humayun’s tomb is the resting place of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India. The tomb was commissioned by Bega Begum in 1569 and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, his son Sayyid Mohammad and Persian architects. The monument was the first garden tomb in the Indian subcontinent and is located close to the Purana Qila in the Nizamuddin area. It was the first structure that used red sandstone at such a scale. The UNESCO World Heritage Site has undergone many restorations over the years. There are several smaller monuments around the main monument, some pre-dating the building itself.

The main monument houses tombs of Bega Begum herself, Hamida Begum, Shah Jahan and numerous other Mughal Emperors as well. The site was built on the banks of river Yamuna and close to the Nizamuddin Dargah, which was a major holy place for the Emperors. The monument has the trademark Mughal architecture with arches, mini minarets, domes and Arabic engravings, which makes it a must visit.