Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Garden Tomb

This month I had the opportunity to visit the Humayun's Tomb in New Delhi.  Mirak Mirza Ghiyath, a Persian was the Architect who designed this monument.  This is the first distinct example of Mughal style architecture.And Mughal style was inspired by the Persian Architecture. This was declared a world heritage monument in 1993. The Humayun's Tomb inspired many Mughal architectural innovations and culminated into the construction of the 'Taj Mahal'. This tomb was constructed by Biga Begum, the widow of Humayun in 1569-70, 15 years after the death of Humayun who was the second emperor of India. This was later used for the burial of several members of the royal family.  Thus it could be rightly called the necropolis of the Mughal Dynasty.

This monument is at the centre of a typical Mughal Garden laid out in four-fold style.  The garden is well kept and beautiful.  It is really cool to walk into.
The pavement leads to the Gateway.  From the entrance itself you would be stunned by the beauty of Humayun's tomb.

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