Humayun’s tomb was built in the mid 16th century.
It was commissioned by Haji Begum, the senior wife of the second Mughal emperor. During this time in history, the Muslim emperors were very strong and had much power. This tomb was the first important example of Mughal architecture in India.
Many believe this building inspired the design for the Taj Mahal in Agra. Walking through the garden and past the fountain, we head to the platform and building that contains Humayun’s tomb.
Let’s climb the stairs. Inside we see the tomb.
However, we are told that the real tomb is in the basement level. We believe that people are not to totally walk around the real tomb. The building is tall and beautiful. All this beautiful marble is from India.
The morning sun comes through these windows and lights the tomb. Leaving the building, but staying on the balcony, we look across the fountain and toward the entrance to this World Heritage Site.
The grounds are beautiful. We see this dome.
We think the domes of mosques are really pretty. Oh ducks.
Time to walk down these steps again. You can do it. On the way back to our bus, we see these two dogs.
They seem to be sharing a shoe to chew. This is a very beautiful and peaceful place. When in Delhi, we hope you visit Humayun’s Tomb.
What a beautiful building.
We enjoyed the details in many of the old buildings. Craftsmen from across India and much of the east were employed to work on many of the buildings.