Category: Indian Monuments Attractions

Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi is a magnificent building which stands as a majestic memorial of the Moghul Emperor Humayun. In fact Delhi is noted for its multitude of historic Mughal architecture which displays the architectural magnificence of the Mughal dynasties.A visit to Humayun’s Tomb is always a rewarding experience for visitors to Delhi.

Humayun’s Tomb has the distinction of being the initial building in India to incorporate the double dome central to Persian architecture, and is acclaimed for its elegant proportions. The tomb is constructed principally of red sandstone with black and white marble elements. The use of marble is emphasized in the dome, constructed of white marble and the borders of the building. As typical of the tombs of Mughal rulers, Humayun’s Tomb is placed on a platform, or podium.

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Agra Fort was built in the year 1565 by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Engraved in red sandstone, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Covering an area of 2.5 km northwest of the famous Taj Mahal, it once served as the residence of Mughal Emperors like Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb, Homerun and Akbar. It boasts of remarkable building and streamer. It is a charming pattern of the wonderful blend of Indo Islamic architectural styles.

This fortified fort has an outer wall which is 21.4 m high. The fort was once accessed through the following gates namely Amar Singh gate, Delhi gate and Lahore gate. But now the entrance is only through the Amar Singh gate.

The fort complex consists of several superb apartments, each having its own exclusive charm. Explore its bastions, gateways, harems, royal rooms, palaces, ramparts and towers which speak volumes about its glorious history.

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