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Hyumayun'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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14 May 2009 5:54AM
excellent image
shandoor 13 1 United Kingdom
14 May 2009 6:05AM
Wow absolutely beautiful amazing lighting superb reflection great composition
Alan_Coles 16 178 11 Wales
14 May 2009 6:07AM
Wonderful write up to terrific image, so very well taken - colours are fabulous.

My son visited this place a few years ago on a 3 month stay in India.
dbedford 13 6 England
14 May 2009 6:15AM
Mouth open !!! Beautiful image, with great detail, image is made by the reflection.
chunky1972 13 2 1 Northern Ireland
14 May 2009 6:22AM
Great shot cracking reflection
VIKI 15 18 1 United Kingdom
14 May 2009 6:56AM
Great shot!
challicew 13 1 1 South Africa
14 May 2009 7:44AM
This is truly an amazing photgraph!
BERTRAM 13 United Kingdom
14 May 2009 7:47AM
Fantastic shot and history.
motorsportpictures 13 289 23 United Kingdom
14 May 2009 7:51AM
Just WOW!
So clear and crisp.
CraigJones 12 1 United Kingdom
14 May 2009 8:40AM
Stunning photo!!, great story to the image as well , well done

14 May 2009 9:24AM
Nice shot,
paulcr 17 1.5k 9 Ireland
17 May 2009 1:44PM
2 great shots well processed . Paul
Sahyadri 14 61 2 India
18 Jun 2009 10:10AM
excellent work you have done wih these shots. very good angle to get the best perspective as well.

my only suggestion is to reduce size of your signature .. ( no offence meant, just that it gets on the way here.... )
jenquest 19 561 1 Tokelau
17 Sep 2009 8:31AM
Beautiful stuff.
terry- 12
17 Sep 2009 7:42PM
Wonderful reflection and enchanting light

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