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6 Interesting And Unknown Facts About The Humayun's Tomb In Delhi

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Humayun's Tomb is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India. Here are some interesting facts about the tomb.

6 Interesting And Unknown Facts About The Humayun's Tomb In Delhi:

  1. Humayun's Tomb, New Delhi (Delhi)

1. There Are More Than 100 Tombs Within The Entire Complex

There Are More Than 100 Tombs Within The Entire Complexsource: wikimedia.org

In all there are over 100 graves within the entire complex, including many on the first level terrace, earning it the name "Dormitory of the Mughals", since the graves are not inscribed their identification remains uncertain.

HolidayIQ traveller Mayank Gupta shares, “Humayun's Tomb is the must place to visit in Delhi especially if you go there with your partner. It gives the feel of Taj Mahal Agra because its architecture is very similar to that. The view from the top is amazing, you will feel the love in the air for sure. This place is very traveller friendly, all type of Delhi's local fast food can be purchased here. The gardens are maintained very well and you can sit and chit chat there for hours.”

2. Tomb Was Designed By A Persian Architect, Mirak Mirza Ghiyath

Tomb Was Designed By A Persian Architect, Mirak Mirza Ghiyathsource: wikimedia.org

The tomb was commissioned by Humayun's son Akbar in 1569-70, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, a Persian architect chosen by Bega Begum.

HolidayIQ traveller Mayank Dhasmana from New Delhi shares, “Nearest metro station is Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and after that you could take a walk if you wish so. The availability of transport is fine and you can either choose an auto or cycle rickshaw, entry fee is 10 for adults and and photography charges are 25 per camera. Humayun's Tomb is a very well maintained clean and peaceful place, you should go there for taking selfies as the terrace of the tomb is very high and it's usually open for the visitors. The overall beauty of the place is further enhanced by the greenery all around the tomb. (There is a canteen outside the tomb where you can buy drinks and snacks. ). Overall very good place to hang out with your friends and family.”

3. Humayun’s Tomb Is First Garden-Tomb On The Indian Subcontinent

Humayun’s Tomb Is First Garden-Tomb On The Indian Subcontinentsource: wikimedia.org

Humayun’s Tomb was built in 1570 is of particular cultural significance as it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent.  

HolidayIQ traveller Winnie Karnik from Mumbai shares, “The grandeur of the monument is absolutely amazing. I won’t be surprised to think that Taj Mahal was modelled on this. The information available on the plaque is adequate and reading it is definitely useful.”

4. Humayun's Tomb Was Built By Hamida Banu Begum For Her Husband

Humayun's Tomb Was Built By Hamida Banu Begum For Her Husbandsource: wikimedia.org/

Hamida Banu Begum, 'Maryam Makani' was a wife of the second Mughal Emperor, Humayun, and the mother of Mughal Emperor, Akbar. She built Humayun's mausoleum by a mix of Persian and Hindustani artisans.

HolidayIQ traveller Mukul Arora from Chennai shares, ”Humayun's Tomb is located in Nizamuddin area. Nice place to visit, it has lush green gardens where you can have rest. You can enjoy the architecture which is the main charm of this place. There is also a garden and fountains on the tomb's area.”

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5. Humayun’s Tomb Is The Inspiration Behind The Iconic Taj Mahal

Humayun’s Tomb Is The Inspiration Behind The Iconic Taj Mahalsource: wikimedia.org

Humayun’s Tomb inspired several major architectural innovations, culminating in the construction of the Taj Mahal.

HolidayIQ traveller Manpreet Singh from Dibrugarh shares, “This historical monument is located in south of delhi in a place called nizamuddin. Not very far from India Gate another major tourist attraction. This has recently been made a world heritage site after extensive renovation for almost 6 years. Lot to see about the mughal history and a nice day's outing for the family. You may still find some renovation work still on. Good Visit indeed”

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