Humayun`s Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India (this complex is almost a prototype for the most famous Mughal structure, the Taj Mahal). Located near the crossing of Mathura Road and Lodhi Road in New Delhi, this magnificent garden tomb was built in 1565, nine years after the death of Humayun, the second Mughal Emperor, by his widow Bega Begam.
Inside the walled enclosure are garden squares with walkways, water channels and a mausoleum with a double dome in the centre. There are many attractions to be found here including steep stone staircases, Arab Ki Sarai (a walled enclosure south of the main pathway, built by Humayun`s widow for 300 Arab merchants she is said to have brought from her pilgrimage to Mecca), Afsarwala Tomb and Masjid, built by a nobleman in Emperor Akbar`s court, the surrounding Garden of Bu Halima, the octagonal tomb of Isa Khan and much more.
Tours with expert guides are easily arranged allowing you to fully experience the history of this spectacular structure.
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