If Taj Mahal is the pride of India, then the tomb of Emperor Humayun is the pride of it’s capital, Delhi. Constructed in 16th century, it was built by one of Humayun’s wife, Haji Begum. As she was a Persian woman, the tomb carries both Mughal and Persian touch in it’s architecture. The mausoleum is placed in the middle of a garden, looks like it is floating. The creation of the tomb was widely inspired by Taj Mahal.
Unfortunately, lackings in taking care for decades made this great mausoleum in an almost ruined structure. Later few years back, initiatives were taken to restore it and return to it’s past glory. After working for six years, the restoration process completed in 2013. garden, tomb and other monuments now again shining with its own beauty. Millions of visitors are now coming here each year.
Designed on the basics of Islamic Architect, red sandstones and white marbles were mainly used in this tomb. The stage on which the tomb is placed, is surrounded with beautiful gardens. Various kinds of plants are packed here. Green parrots and other birds are always crowding and increasing the charm of these gardens.
Along with emperor Humayun, the mausoleum also contains the tomb of Haji Begum and emperor’s favourite barber. This place is significant for another reason as well. Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mughal emperor took shelter in this place, befor he was captured by British in 1857. Meanwhile there are few more tombs in the complex. Isa Khan’s tomb and Khan-i-Khanan’s tomb.
Some More Glimpse of Humayun’s Tomb ..