Sunday, June 4, 2017

Humayun's tomb in Delhi.

Humayun’s tomb is the first garden tomb in the Indian sub continent. It is the tomb of Emperor Humayun, the 2nd ruler to ascend the throne after Babur who was the 1st Mughal Emperor.
It was commissioned by his wife and chief consort Empress Bega Begum in 1565, 9 years after his death, and completed in 1572 under the patronage of the 3rd Mughal Emperor Akbar, Humayun’s son.
Located in Nizamuddin, East Dehli, Humayun’s tomb or Makbara-e -Humayun is one of the best preserved Mughal monuments and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1993.

This tomb is the starting point of the Mughal architecture in India, a combination of Turkish, Persian and Indian architectural styles. This style peaked during the reign of Shah Jehan, the 5th Mughal Emperor who commissioned the famous Taj Mahal.