Humayun's Tomb

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Humayun's Tomb

Are you intrigued about the Mughal era? Do you want to experience the idea behind Taj Mahal? Is antiquity your ‘thing’? Then Humayun’s Tomb is a must-visit site for you in your Delhi tour package. Humayun was the second Mughal emperor and after his death, his first wife Haji Begum started supervising the construction of the tomb in 1565. There is no doubt that you will be eagerly waiting to catch the first glimpse of Taj Mahal in your Delhi Agra tour, but touring around Humayun’s Tomb will give you the fair idea that what propelled the building of Taj Mahal. Located near Nizamuddin Railway station, this tomb is made from red sandstones and white marbles. The exterior arches, the dome, the grandeur of the Mughal architecture have made Humayun’s Tomb synonymous with the nobility of Delhi. Apart from being the resting place of emperor Humayun, this premise also houses some other important tombs and structures related with Mughal era. Among them- Isa Khan’s tomb, Afsarwala tomb and Barber’s tomb are famous ones. If you are not into history, then the beauty of the surrounding Char Bagh garden is enough to make you fall in love with this place. Modeled after Quran-suggested ‘Garden Of Paradise’- Char Bagh Garden is full of well-trimmed grass, flowing water-channels and a breath-taking quadrilateral design. In India, we are used to see the sorry states of historical structures. But the well-maintenance of Humayun’s tomb is enough to restore your faith. For the best experience, visit this place during the time of sun-set.

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