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Humayun's Tomb


Humayun's Tom Delhi India


  • Humayun's tomb was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. It’s the mausoleum of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India. In 1569-70, first wife of Humayun, Bega Begum commissioned the tomb. It is near the Purana Qila (Old Fort), built by Humayun in 1533.
  • The complex contains the tomb of Humayun, the graves of Bega Begum, Hamida Begum, and Dara Shikoh, grandson of Humayun and son of Shah Jahan, and also many other Mughals, including Alamgir II , Rafi Ud-Daulat , Rafi Ul-Darjat, Farrukhsiyar and Emperor Jahandar Shah. It was a feather in cap of the Mughal architecture which reached its peak with the Taj Mahal, at Agra.
  • The last Mughal Emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar took refuge here, and was captured by Captain Hodson before being exiled to Rangoon.



Humayun's Tomb Delhi



Humayun's Tomb Delhi


History

  • Humayun died on 20 January, 1556 but the construction of his tomb started nine years after his death, in 1565 and completed in 1572. There is the once famous Charbagh (Four-square) gardens, surrounding the monument and spreading over an area of 13 hectares. The capital was shifted to Agra in 1556, and due to the decline of the Mughals the monument and its features decayed because the upkeep of the garden was too expensive.
  • In 2003, gardens and the complex were restored with its historic fountains running again after many centuries.



Humayun's Tom Delhi India