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The exteriors of Humayun's Tomb

Humayun’s Tomb is situated close to the shrine of Nizam-ud-din Auliya at Nizamuddin in New Delhi, India. The tomb of Humayun, the second Mughal emperor, marked the end of the sombre style of architecture and marks the beginning of a new tradition of ornate style which culminated in the Taj Mahal.

The mausoleum is surrounded by gardens intersected by watercourses in front. The tomb is made of red sand stone with marble inlay decorations. It is an excellent example of early Mughal architecture. The monument is an imposing structure in octagonal shape with double domes raised in a plinth.