Humayun Tomb: the First Garden Tomb of India

Humayun Tomb: the First Garden Tomb of India

Humayun Tomb one of the magnificent mausoleum located in Delhi, India, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

History closely inter-linked with Mughal Emperor Humayun. Who ruled over the Indian subcontinent during the 16th century

Emperor Humayun, the second Mughal emperor, ascended the Mughal throne in 1530 after the death of his father Babur.

However his reign marked by numerous challenges Including military defeats and political intrigue.

Sher Shah Suri, a Pashtun ruler, defeated Humayun in 1540, of Kannauj and took control of the Mughal Empire.

Empress Bega Begum commissioned the construction of tomb in 1565, and project completed in 1572. The tomb’s design credited to the Persian architect Mirak Mirza Ghiyas.

It's surrounded by the gardens which is a prime example of the charbagh (fourfold garden) layout. inspired by the Persian Paradise Garden concept.