Humayun's tomb , Delhi, India

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Importance : One of the World Heritage Sites in India , Timings : Sunrise to Sunset
Best Season / time / when to visit: October to March

Humayun's tomb is a compound of buildings erected as the tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun / Father of Akbar the Great tomb, by his elder widow Hamida Begum, popularly known as Haji Begum, nine years subsequent to his death in 1565. Octagonal in form, it is a magnificent mausoleum and one of the most excellently preserved and gorgeous examples of Mughal Architecture. It is positioned 5 Km south east of Connaught place and near to Purana that Humayun established in 1533. The complex was acknowledged as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993.

Habitually seen as a predecessor of the Taj Mahal in Agra, Humayun's Tomb is one more magnificent testimony to love. The construction was done amid 1562 and 1565 by a Persian architect, Mirak Mirza Ghiyas.One of the first Mughal garden tombs, the compound houses quite a few other buildings. It is set in the core of a brilliantly decorated garden recognized as Char Bagh, which is alienated into four parts. These portions are divided into 36 smaller squares by a network of water channels and path.

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