Sunday, May 8, 2011

Delhi - Humayun's Tomb

Humayun's tomb is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun's wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562 CE, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyath, a Persian architect. It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent.


The complex encompasses the main tomb of the Emperor Humayun, which houses the graves of his wife, Hamida Begum, and also Dara Shikoh, son of the later Emperor Shah Jahan, as well as numerous other subsequent Mughals, including Emperor Jahandar ShahFarrukhsiyarRafi Ul-DarjatRafi Ud-Daulat and Alamgir. It represented a leap in Mughal architecture, and together with its accomplished Charbagh garden, typical of Persian gardens, but never seen before in India, it set a precedent for subsequent Mughal architecture.


...... the above is extracted from Wikipedia.... For more interesting information available in wikipedia...clieck here..!


The pictures of this well maintained world heritage site.....as captured by my colleague Preeti...below..
(My camera battery died completely here..!.. Thanks Preeti)









  












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