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Entering Humayun's Tomb

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.