Humayun’s tomb is the first Mughal construction followed by upcoming buildings including taj mahal. It had been constructed in the middle of a garden. It is located in east of Delhi in India. Its construction had been started in the year 1565, it took seven years to complete and completed in 1572.
Although it is a tomb but it is not less than a high level residence. It is the first construction of that style in India which is a copy of Persian construction with a dome architected by a Persian architect Ghiyas. Not the tomb only but its whole enclosure is according to the Persian style.
Its surrounding garden is divided into four parts having two water channels in the center and called “Chahr Bagh”. It falls in the cultural category of the UNESCO world heritage sites. Just like other Mughal constructions red sandstone and marble had been used it Humayun tomb’s also.
Inside the building Humayun in not alone but he is accompanied by many other Mughals including his relatives and because of so this place is the only to have a number of Mughals at the same time at same place. The Sher shah suri’s tomb, which fought against the Mughal dynasty, is also in the same complex.
The tomb was built upon the order of Humayun’s wife Bega begum as the resting place for her husband. She herself also lies here. In around 1997 the restoration of Humayun’s tomb started. It was restored under the headship of Aga khan Trust for culture in which Indian archeological survey also took part.
The restoration included new plantation of more than one thousand plants of flowers, fruits etc. New water channel system and pools were constructed. The Humayun’s tomb is now a major land mark of India and a tourist site.