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Humayun's Tomb

Humayun's TombThe Humayun's tomb lies at  5Km southeast of Connaught place.  High rubble-built walls enclose a square garden.  The lofty mausoleum is located in the center of the enclosure and rises from a podium with arched openings. The structure is built with red sandstone, but white and black marble has been used to relieve the monotony, the latter largely in the borders.

The tomb was built by Humayun's senior widow Hamida Begum, popularly known as Haji Begum, nine years after his death in 1565. It is the first substantial example of the Mughal architecture, with high arches and double dome, which occurs here for the first time in India. The design represents the first 'tomb-in-a garden' complex in India.

Open daily from sunrise to sunset,  Entry free on Fridays.

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  By :  saleem ilahi smiley
  May 6, 2010 1:08:39 PM | meerut Reply to this Comment/ Review
its very fabulous place