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Humayun’s tomb: A Delight Of Delhi

Posted on November 16, 2012 | Historic DestinationNo Comment

The Mughals brought with them their love for gardens, fountains and water and no where they leave a more memorable legacy of this than on Humayun’s historic tomb.

Humayun’s tomb located near the India Gate and Saint Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya tomb in Delhi, is a synthesis of Persian and Indian style building, and offers a excellent view of the surrounding countryside from its terraces.

Humuyaun was the eldest and favourite son of Emperor Babar and ascended the throne when he was just 22, becoming the second ruler of the Mughal dynasty. But he did not live long, for he died at young age by tripping on the staircase of his library. Religious and tolerant Humuyun was patron of arts and literature and a poet.

Humuyun’s tomb is the best examples of Moghul architecture and the Persian Char Bagh (four gardens) plan, the massive structure and decorative inlay were to become a prototype for the Taj Mahal at Agra.

The arched rooms surrounding the central rooms houses the tombs of two of Humuyun’s begums and rulers like Dara Shukoh and even Bahadur Shah Zafar took refuge in this tomb during the uprising of the 1857, before he surrendered to British.

The entire structure and the enclosure are constructed at the elevator level and have to be entered by a double storey gate way and the mausoleum itself sits on a podium,

After the site was classified as world heritage site, massive renovation has taken place to make the Mughal gardens, pathways, fountains, a heavens paradise.

Over 2500 flowering, fruit and evergreen trees such as mogra, orange, lemon, hibiscus, neem were planted and 25,000 sq mts of pathway were repaired.

Clearly the tomb of Humayun and its garden have been revitalised to make its historic presence felt today. The restoration work will have an important positive impact on quality of life and to make it a must visit historic destination.

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