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Back in the Mughal era, it was a traditional belief that the tomb of a saint breezes sanctity in the surrounding areas. The Mughal imperials preferred to be buried in the vicinage of a patron saint. As a matter of fact, hundreds of tombs can be observed in a radius of less than a kilometer from the Dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya. Ushered by this belief, Hamida Banu Begum commenced the making of this posh sepulcher with the help of Mirak Mirza Ghiyath, who built Humayun's tomb, for her late Emperor. Following his death in 1556 Humayun was first buried in his fortress, the Purana Kila. It was 14 years later - after Humayun’s fourteen-year-old son Jalal-Ud-din Akbar victoriously conquered the empire from Hemu Vikramaditya, who took advantage of Humayun’s sudden demise - that the construction of Humayun’s tomb began in enthusiasm in AD 1569.
Humayun ka Maqbara is the most well kept, maintained and marvelous of the three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Delhi - other two being the Red fort (Lal Qila) and the Qutab Minar.