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Humyun's Tomb

By nitinhopeindia
Humayun's tomb (Hindi: हुमयून का मक़बरा, Urdu: ہمایون کا مقبره Humayun ka Maqbara) is a complex of buildings in Mughal architecture built as Mughal Emperor Humayun's tomb. It is located in Nizamuddin East, Delhi, India.

In the time of the Slave Dynasty this land was under the KiloKheri Fort which was capital of Sultan Kequbad son of Nasiruddin (1268-1287). It encompasses the main tomb of the Emperor Humayun as well as numerous others. The complex is a World Heritage Site and the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India.
The architecture of the mausoleum is similar to Taj Mahal.


The tomb of Humayun was built by the orders of Hamida Banu Begum, Humayun's widow starting in 1562. The architect of the edifice was reportedly Sayyed Muhammad ibn Mirak Ghiyathuddin and his father Mirak Ghiyathuddin who were brought in from Herat. It took 8 years to build and had a Chahr Bagh Garden style in its design, which is a Persian-style garden layout and was the first of its kind in the South Asia region.

Tags: Architecture Landscape and travel

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jimmypaton 13 19 Scotland
17 May 2009 12:20PM
very nice shot
hary60 12 2 United Kingdom
17 May 2009 12:35PM
Super shot
cassiecat 13 39 46 England
17 May 2009 12:38PM
WOW, love the tones and comp.lesley
motorsportpictures 13 289 23 United Kingdom
17 May 2009 12:44PM
Stunning colours and light.
PeelNStick 17 4 United States
17 May 2009 12:52PM
Great Exposure.
James_G 14 166 5
17 May 2009 1:38PM
Beautiful image. Love the light and colours. The pic credit is a bit of a distraction though. Smaller and in the margin perhaps? Anyway, great shot.
Manghat 12
4 Jul 2009 4:38PM
nice shot there

jenquest 19 561 1 Tokelau
17 Sep 2009 8:30AM
Caught it beautifully in the light.

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