Humayun's Tomb (New Delhi, India) Reviews
Newest Review: ... Agra. The tomb is set in a 30 acre garden known as a charbargh which consists of four gardens all divided by walkways and bisected by water channels that used to have fountain displays. It is based on the Islamic idea of heaven and paradise. Walking through and past the entrance you pass the village the begum had built for the artisans on the right hand side. The pathway leads up to a massive building known as the west gate which is infact a square shaped red sandstone building which acts as the main entrance to the charbargh. Passing through this you get a magnificent view of the mausoleum in front of you and its massive dome with the p... more
Customer Humayun's Tomb (New Delhi, India) Reviews (2)
by - written on 10/03/10, updated on 10/03/10 (Very useful, 125 readings)
Humayuns Tomb. Delhi. Humayuns tomb is on the eastern side of Delhi and is India's first Mogul garden mausoleum. It was built by Humayuns senior widow the Hamida Begum 9 years after his death to honour his memory and where he was finally laid to rest in 1562. Initially he had been buried in his palace in Delhi then and later moved to the Punjab. The begum arranged and transported 300 Persian artisans to build it after building a small colony for them to live in within the grounds. She also had a mosque built so that they could continue to pray five times per day and a dancing platform in the middle of the square for them to be ... Read the complete review
by - written on 29/10/06 (Very useful, 294 readings)
Hands up if you've heard of the Taj Mahal, widely hailed as perhaps history's greatest monument to love. Yes, as I expected, that's a room full of hands. We've all heard of it, we've all seen the images and most know that it and was built by Shahjahan as a tribute to his wife Mumtaz. Far fewer people have heard of another mausoleum which is believed to have been the inspiration for Shahjahan in his choice of design for the Taj - that monument is the Tomb of Humayun in Delhi. The tomb has been on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites since 1993 and was included for its significance as the first 'garden-tomb' on the Indian sub-continent. Whilst the ... Read the complete review
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