HUMAYUN'S TOMB, Delhi, India.

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Photo of HUMAYUN'S TOMB, Delhi, India. by Chinmaya Patel
Photo of HUMAYUN'S TOMB, Delhi, India. 1/10 by Chinmaya Patel
Location: Opp. DargahNizamuddin,Mathura Road Metro Station: JLN StadiumOpen: DailyTimings: Sunrise to sunset Entry Fee: 30 (Indians),500 (foreigners) Photography Charges: Nil(`25 for video filming) Located near the crossing of Mathura road and Lodhi road
Photo of HUMAYUN'S TOMB, Delhi, India. 2/10 by Chinmaya Patel
It was built in 1565 A.D. nine years after the death of Humayun, by his senior widow Bega Begam
Photo of HUMAYUN'S TOMB, Delhi, India. 3/10 by Chinmaya Patel
Humayun’s tomb is one of the best preserved Mughal monuments. This spellbinding mausoleum is the first example of Mughal architecture in India.After a century from its construction Humayun’s tomb inspired the construction of the more famous Taj Mahal.
Photo of HUMAYUN'S TOMB, Delhi, India. 4/10 by Chinmaya Patel
There are several graves of Mughal rulers located inside the walled enclosure and from here in 1857 A.D; Lieutenant Hudson had captured the last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah II.
Photo of HUMAYUN'S TOMB, Delhi, India. 5/10 by Chinmaya Patel
Centrally located well proportional mausoleum topped by double dome.
Photo of HUMAYUN'S TOMB, Delhi, India. 6/10 by Chinmaya Patel
Inside the walled enclosure the most notable features are the garden squares (chaharbagh) with pathways water channels.
Photo of HUMAYUN'S TOMB, Delhi, India. 7/10 by Chinmaya Patel
Humayun’s garden-tomb is also called the ‘dormitory of the Mughals’ as in the cells are buried over 150 Mughal family members.
Photo of HUMAYUN'S TOMB, Delhi, India. 8/10 by Chinmaya Patel
The symbolically cut out mihrab facing west or Mecca.
Photo of HUMAYUN'S TOMB, Delhi, India. 9/10 by Chinmaya Patel
The mausoleum stands on a massive platform which has a height of up to 7 meters. The building is constructed from red sandstone, while the tomb itself is made of yellow and black marble. The two-storied mausoleum is crowned with white Persian style marble dome that seems weightless and imponderable.
Photo of HUMAYUN'S TOMB, Delhi, India. 10/10 by Chinmaya Patel

The architecture of the tomb is strongly influenced by Persian architecture. The architect of the building Mirak Mirza Ghiyas himself was of Persian origin. Ghiyas constructed the tomb in the center of a Persian-style chaharbagh garden (translated from Farsi - four gardens) with quadrilateral form

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