Located near crossing of Mathura and Lodhi road in Delhi, Humayun’s Tomb was built in 1565 A.D. This tomb is known as first of its kind of proper Mughal style architecture and was inspired by Persian architecture. Commissioned by Akbar and designed by Persian architect named Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, this tomb was constructed after fourteen years of Humayun’s death.
In 1993, Humayun’s Tomb was declared as UNESCO World Heritage site. The tomb, built in eight years, also has Char Bagh garden of 30-acre. These gardens are square in shape with pathways and water channels. It is enclosed with high walls on three sides and fourth side was river Yamuna.
There are various other monuments in pathway leading to Humayun’s Tomb including mosque of Isa Khan, Bu Halima’s Tomb and Garden, Arab ki Sarai, Afsarwala Tomb and Mosque, Nila Gumbad, Chillah Nizamuddin Aulia and Barber’s Tomb. Out of these monuments, Tomb and Mosque of Isa Khan is prominent.
This octagonal tomb is surrounded by octagonal garden, and was constructed during lifetime of Isa Khan Niyazi, who was Afghan noble in Sher Shah Suri’s court. So, experience the zenith of Mughal art and architecture by visiting this tomb in the capital city!