Standing tall in all its majestic glory, Humayun’s tomb is set in sprawling, lush gardens in the heart of Delhi. It was one of the earliest mausoleums to be built this way, and one of the best-preserved and most significant Mughal-era buildings. The tomb, built by the emperor's wife after his death, is the final resting place of Humayun, the second Mughal emperor - and served as an inspiration for Agra's Taj Mahal. A red sandstone tomb stands in the middle of an elaborate garden divided into four main symmetrical sections. Humayun's Tomb is part of a much larger complex that covers about 67 acres
and also contains earlier garden tombs dating back to the 16th century. Join a local guide as you wander through the expansive geometric gardens and contemplate the history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk through the western gate, which opens to a garden that has been designed to replicate paradise — the final resting place promised in the Quran for faithful Muslims. The four quadrants of this well-kept space represent four rivers from which water flows freely into fountains inside.

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