Being a Delhiites, we have an opportunity to visit a large array of historical monuments in Delhi. These places not only delight you also reflect the history associated with it. Humayun’s Tomb is one of them, It was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in between 1569- 70.
Facts and Information about Humayun’s Tomb
- First Garden Tomb in India
- It is listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.
- The height of top floor has 42 meters
- The architect who designed this Tomb was chosen by Bega Begum (Wife of Humayun).
The Persian style of Islamic architecture was introduced in India with the rise of a Turkish and Mughal rule. Qutb Minar (1192 AD), Red Fort, Mehrauli (1311 AD) and Humayun’s Tomb are few of them. The tomb is in the center of the Charbagh Garden. There are 2 double story gateways in south and west side. The architecture of this Tomb is somehow similar to the Tajmahal of Agra
The tomb is made up of red sandstone and white marble. It has the arch on each side & the center part of the arch is the highest among other arch.
FAQ’s About Humayun ka Maqbara
Here are some information and some frequently asked question about this site-
1. Who Built Humayun’s Tomb?
Humayun’s tomb was built by his Son Akbar.
2. Where is it located?
Nizamuddin East, Delhi, India
3. What is the Timing of Humayun Tomb?
The Tomb is open from Sunrise to sunset
4.Who is the architect of Humayun Tomb?
It was designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, a Persian architect specially invited by the widow of Humayun.
5. Which is the nearest metro station from Humayun tomb?
JLN Stadium, Jorbagh, Racecourse are the nearest metro station to reach Humayun ka Maqbara.
Whether its unique architecture, Charbagh Garden or its interior, there are lot of reason to visit this tourist place of Delhi. Find your reason to explore Humayun Tomb.