23 November 2014

Delhi Humayun's Tomb

Considered to be one of the most important examples of Mughal architecture in India, Humayun's Tomb dates back to the 16th century. Humayun'e Persian wife, Hamida Begum supervised the construction of the tomb from 1562 to 1572.
It is set in a geometrically arranged garden crisscrossed by numerous water channels and probably representing, symbolically a paradise setting. Such typical Persian gardens had been introduced into India by Babur. Later they would be found in the Red Fort and at the Taj Mahal in Agra.
The walkway leading up to the temple is magnificent. It was the first garden tomb on the Indian subcontinent.

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