Entering Humayun's Tomb

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It is the tomb built for the second Mughal emperor, Humayun. This mausoleum of Humayun is the first mature example of Mughal style which drew inspiration from 15th century Timurid architecture.

A radially symmetrical plan, a garden setting and a bulbous double dome are the main features of Humayun’s Tomb. Here one can find the first preserved Mughal garden in a classical charbagh pattern.

The high rubble built enclosure is entered through two lofty double-storeyed gateways on the west and south.

In approaching the tomb one has to cross the Bu Halima garden and its eastern gateway. Straight ahead is the imposing western arch.

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