Humayun's Tomb, Delhi
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The design is said to have inspired the design of the Taj Mahal, which was built by Humayun's grandson- Shah Jahan.
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Isa Khan Tomb is suited in Humayun's tomb complax Southren side to the booking window's.Isa Khan was a noble of court of Sher Shah Suri.This enclosure includes his tomb and mosque both built during his own lifetime 1547 A.D.Has striking ornamentation in the from of canopies, glazed tiles and lattice screens.Along the western side of the enclosure the three-bay-wide mosque has a grand red sandstone central bay and striking mihrabs.
The construction of Humayun's tomb was taken up by the grief-stricken wife of Humayun, Hamida Banu, also known as Bega Begam in 1565. Legend has it that the design of the Taj was inspired from this tomb's. In pure architectural sense, this building is probably superior and much more beautiful that the stunning Taj. Sacrilege? But really, the only thing this building lacks is the showy marble.
Humayun, the second Mogul emperor to rule India, ascended the throne at Agra on December 30, 1530, at the age of 23, four days after his father's (Babur's) death
(Picture taken by Agfa box camera in 1975)
Humayun's Tomb - Built by the wife of Humayun, Haji Begum in the mid 16th century, this red sand stone structure is considered to be the predecessor of Taj Mahal. The structure is one of the best example of Mughal Architecture. Humayun's wife is also buried in the red and white sandstone, black and yellow marble tomb. The entry in the complex is free on Fridays.