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 captured by my colleague Preeti...below..
(My camera battery died completely here..!.. Thanks Preeti)


Full Set of PHOTOS


  1. Wonderful tour of a magnificent monument! The photos are excellent too!

  2. I do love the tours you take us on through your fantastic photos! Such a magnificent place it is indeed! Thank you as always, Sridharan! Hope you have a lovely evening!


  3. Sridharan, So you have been touring Delhi.Thanks to your good friend for sharing them with your friends.

  4. Wonderful . Thanks for sharing and bring back the memories .

  5. Chitra, Long time no see.. These posts relate to my visit during Jul 2010. I have not been touring recently.

  6. Its been like ages since I visited Humayun's tomb!!! Thanks for re-kindling those memories!!!
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  7. Wonterful buildings of very nice place!!!
    Your photos are beautiful!!!
    Thank you

  8. Beautiful shots. Heard a lot about this monument. But never seen it in person.

  9. Beautiful! We lost all our pictures from this place, when our system crashed!

  10. Aah... Samhith is going to be wild with me if he sees this! he wanted me to take him there on our delhi trip, but unfortunately, we didnt have time.... and its been ages since i visited this place... i last went when i was about samhith's age, and then it wasnt this clean or well kept!

  11. Not only was this well kept, this monument was also exquisitely built.. I enjoyed spending time here immensely- more so because I didn't expect this place to be this beautiful..!
    Thanks for stopping by Anu..!


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