The significance of humayun s tomb goes way beyond just being a prototype for the taj mahal. It can be approached via local cabs buses and auto rickshaws.
The complex was in fact the first garden to be constructed with a tomb in the history of india.
Interior garden humayun tomb. Moreover humayun s tomb is the first garden tomb on the indian subcontinent. The tomb design is attributed to sayyid muhammad and his father mirak sayyid ghiyath mirak mirza ghiyas persian architects and poets active in the timurid and later the mughal courts. This tomb is considered the precursor to many other tombs including the taj mahal as it was the first garden tomb in india.
The tomb was commissioned by humayun s first wife and chief consort empress bega begum also known as haji begum in 1569 70 and designed by mirak mirza ghiyas and his son sayyid muhammad persian architects chosen by her. Das humayun mausoleum in delhi indien ist der grabbau von nasiruddin muhammad humayun 1508 1556 dem nach babur zweiten herrscher des groß mogulreiches von indien. Humayun s tomb garden humayun s magnificent tomb garden sits near the bank of the yamuna river in delhi.
So magnificent was the monument that it came to inspire major architectural innovations throughout the mughal empire including the world renowned taj mahal in agra built about a century after humayun s tomb. Humayun s garden is a geometrically perfect example of the genre but differs from babur s gardens in having a building at its centre. Mirak mirza ghiyath creator role.
The mausoleum stands on a massive platform which has a height of up to 7 meters. Humayun s tomb commonly known by the indian name of humayun ka maqbara is situated in nizamuddin east and in close proximity to dina panah fort or purana qila old fort in delhi. Humayun s father babur who founded the dynasty had requested out of piety that he be.
Humayun s tomb is known as the first example of the monumental scale that would characterize subsequent mughal imperial architecture. Maqbara i humayun is the tomb of the mughal emperor humayun in delhi india. 1562 begun 1571 1572 completed current location.
The tomb is situated south of the purana qila on the eastern edge of delhi. Er regierte von 1530 bis 1540 und nochmals von 1555 bis 1556. It was the first garden tomb on the indian subcontinent and.
The first garden tomb that was constructed in india was the spectacular tomb of humayun devoted to the second mughal emperor. Seit dem jahr 1993 ist der baukomplex als weltkulturerbestätte der unesco anerkannt. Tomb garden of humayun other title.
The building is constructed from red sandstone while the tomb itself is made of yellow and black marble. New delhi delhi metropolitan area delhi india description of work. His father babur is credited with having introduced the persian chahar bagh to india.
Humayun s tomb is now one of the best preserved mughal monuments in delhi. This tomb was the first structure in which the slightly bulbous and double dome a feature borrowed from. Commissioned it is believed by humayun s senior widow and principal wife haji begam or by her son akbar the tomb is the first to mark the grave of a mughal emperor.