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Located in New Delhi, this excellent piece of architecture was said to have been the major idea that is said to have inspired Shahjahan to construct the wonderful, Taj Mahal at Agra.The red and white building has a close resemblance to the Taj Mahal. The inspiration for construction of the tomb came from the death of Humayun and was a tribute to his memory from his widow, Haji Begum in 1565-66. Its unique character lay in the fact that the Begum was said to have spent million and a half rupees on its construction.The grandeur of the building is visible at once when one enters through the lofty double-storeyed gateway.

The tomb is set in the centre of a huge square garden enclosed by high walls on three sides while a river could have been its fourth boundary. The garden is divided into four parts by wide causeways and water channels with each square divided into smaller squares by pathways as is common with all Mughal era gardens. In the quietude of the central chamber lies the tomb, though the actual resting place of Humayun is directly beneath in an underground chamber.Several members of the Mughal royal family lie buried in the mausoleum and many tombstones are seen on the terrace.














































 
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