Humayun's Tomb


This tomb, built in 1570, is of particular cultural significance as it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. It inspired several major architectural innovations, culminating in the construction of the Taj Mahal.

Located near the crossing of Mathura road and Lodhi road, Humayun’s tomb is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India. A forerunner of the Taj Mahal in Agra, this magnificent garden mausoleum of Humayun, the second Mughal emperor, was built by the emperor’s wife, Haji Begum. Inside the walled enclosure the most notable features are the garden squares (charbagh) with pathways water channels, centrally located well proportional mausoleum topped by double dome. In the grounds, you can also find other monuments including Isa Khan’s tomb.