Select Page

HUMAYUN’S TOMB – @humanorously_yours

HUMAYUN’S TOMB – @humanorously_yours

“Death has nothing to do with going away. The sun sets. The moon sets. But they are not gone. Death is a coming together.” – Rumi

Encircled by perfectly manicured yards, the enormous Humayun’s Tomb is a marvelous landmark that was the main nursery sepulcher worked in the Indian subcontinent. The first of the stupendous burial chambers inseparable from Mughal engineering, this landmark portrays an immortal adventure of affection and yearning. Built by Mughal head Humayun’s first spouse, empress Haji Begum, in her significant other’s memory, the burial chamber houses the graves of both the sovereign and his better half and stands as a demonstration of their endless love. Planned by Persian engineer Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, the monumental structure welcomes sightseers from all sides of the world. As you enter the rich palm-lined yards, you are invited by an excellent wellspring, which makes an extraordinary photography background.


Humayun’s Tomb was the first excellent tomb of the Mughals in Quite a while and it affected a large number of the Mughal landmarks that followed, including the amazing catacomb by Shah Jahan-the Taj Mahal. The burial chamber is the main particular illustration of Mughal engineering, which was roused by the Persian design. Normally, the designer must be painstakingly picked and Mirak Mirza Ghiyas was named. It is said that Haji Begum was so taken by Persian design while estranged abroad with her husband at the court of the Safavids in Persia that she actually commissioned Ghiyas for the burial place.


Strangely, the burial chamber we see today, on Mathura Road in Nizamuddin, Delhi, India, wasn’t the first resting spot of Humayun. On his demise in January 1556, his body was first covered in quite a while castle Purana Qila in Delhi. In any case, it must be moved to an impermanent burial chamber at Sirhind in Punjab, after Hemu, a general under Adil Shah Suri of the Suri Dynasty, progressed upon Delhi. It is said that the Emperor’s body was reburied at Dinpanah by his son and successor, Akbar, before at last being moved to the tomb, which was finished in 1571.


It is said that the burial chamber was planned as a ‘dynastic focal point’ of sorts. This is proposed by the numerous cells in the landmarks’ plinth and the enormous corner rooms which house the graves of in excess of 150 Mughal individuals covered here throughout the long term. No other sepulcher contains such countless graves of the Mughal Dynasty. Interestingly, the insides of the burial chamber were once luxuriously outfitted and brightened with rugs and overhangs. The burial chamber additionally housed the Quran alongside Humayun’s sword, turban, and shoes known from the records of an English vendor, William Finch, who visited the burial place in 1611.

Checkout more such content at:

About The Author

Rhythm Arya

"You never know how amazing you can be." Editor-in-chief | Traveler | Writer | Artist

Leave a Reply


Recent Comments

error: Content is protected !!

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This