Humayun’s Tomb Delhi Tourism places to visit in Delhi
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One of the masterpiece of Mughal architecture in Delhi is the tomb of the second emperor of the Mughal Empire in India – Humanyun. It is a UNIESCO World Heritage Site and located in Nizamuddin East , Delhi.
After Humayun’s death, his body was first laid to rest in the Purana Qila of Delhi but due to the realization od the fact that the old fort could not be the proper destination for the tomb, his wife Empress Bega Begum ordered the tomb to be built around a garden which was the first of it’s kind. Though the suggests ‘Humayun’s Tomb’ but actually there are several other graves of the members of his family like her wife herself, Hamida Begum, Dara Shikoh, the great-great-grandson of Humayun and son of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, Emperor Jahandar Shah, Farrukhsiyar, Rafi Ul-Darjat, Rafi Ud-Daulat, Muhammad Kam Bakhsh and Alamgir II. The tomb has beautiful and alluring gardens which absolutely mesmerize the visitors. The monument has a Mughal architecture in the same style as the other monuments in Delhi in that time. There are also some good examples of the Rajasthani architecture which include the colourful Jharokhas , balconies and decprative chattris. Various verses of Quran have been inscribed on each gate of the tomb. The Charbagh consists of four quadrilateral gardens and each quadrilateral garden has several other inner quadrilateral which looks absolutely amazing. The basic idea behind this concept was to represent the exact image or the surroundings of the Paradise described in the Quran. It somewhat resembles the Taj Mahal as some design cues for Taj Mahal were taken from it. The view of fascinating exteriors and remarkably well laid out gardens and water channels with lush green lawns and pairs of Deers, Peacocks and other birds is worth every minute. The Citizens of India and visitors of SAARC (Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Maldives and Afghanistan) and BIMSTEC Countries (Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Myanmar) is Rs. 30 per head and tourists from other countries are charged 500 Indian Rupees and children upto 15 years have free entrance. Humayu’s tomb is open on 7 days in the week from 6 AM to 6 PM.
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