Humayun’s Tomb, a UNESCO heritage site in Delhi, Incredible India
Humayun’s Tomb, Contrary to Taj Mahal, which a husband built in the memory of his wife, Humayun Tomb was built by a wife, Hamida Banu Begam, for her husband. Humayun’s Tomb inspired the construction of the Taj Mahal, “the epitome of love”, that stands proudly as being one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
The tomb’s concept of eight side chambers symbolizes the Islamic concept. Humayun’s Tomb has earned the status of being a landmark in the expansion of Mughal architecture. It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent and this magnificent garden tomb was declared as a World Heritage Site in 1993 by UNESCO. The interiors of the monument were made with rich carpets and the shamiana, which makes it look grand and royal.
Last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah II and his sons were captured by Lieutenant Hudson in September 1857. This UNESCO monument has earned the name of “Dormitory of the Mughals” as there are over 100 graves within the entire complex. Just like the other UNSECO site of Delhi, Qutub Minar, Easy Expedition believes “Humayun’s Tomb is the must place to visit in Delhi. Thousands of people come to visit this UNESCO monument each year.