Humayun’s Tomb- A photo tour

Located in the Capital of INDIA, Humayun’s tomb one of the first Mughal monuments here in Delhi. Built by Humida Banu Begum for her husband Humayun in the year 1569-70.

One of the many UNESCO world heritage sites in Delhi, Humanyun’s tomb is well preserved. It is the first Garden-tomb of the Indian subcontinent. An astonishing facts about humayun’s tomb is that it resembles the Taj Mahal of Agra but, It was built a century earlier than the TAJ. In reality the Taj is inspired by the design and construction of Humanyun’s tomb which is often mistaken to be the other way round.

It provides a creative mix use of the red sandstone and white marble and if you are lucky enough to get those beautiful clouds in the background it makes your trip a hit.

Humayun's tomb
Humayun’s tomb Entrance


This tomb was the first Indian building classified as a -” classic specimen of the double-domed elevation with kiosks”. Designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyath.

Humayun tomb
Humayun’s Tomb- Double domed elevation kiosk




The tomb starts with a designed domb with beautiful inscriptions. Just like any other Mughal architectural structure it is one of the center attraction for tourists.

Humayun's tomb domb
First Domb


Eight Door Chamber

Its Eight side chambers symbolizes the Islamic concept of paradise. Which states that there are eight doors or eight gateways leading to heaven or paradise.

Humayun tomb eight doors
8 side gateways



There is also a mihrab that is mostly seen in a mosque. It denotes the direction of the Meccca that is towards the west side.

Mihrab- Humayun's tomb
Humayun’s tomb- Mihrab


Bu Halima’s Tomb

Next to Humayun’s tomb is Bu Halima’s garden. This garden also has the Bu Halima’s Tomb.

Bu Halima's tomb
Bu Halima’s tomb entrance


To conclude Humayun’s tomb is one of the most significant and oldest Mughal structure of Delhi. Standing high to the date and its symmetrical architecture and red & white colour provides a delight for photographers.



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