Located in Delhi, Humayun’s tomb was built by the king’s widow, Biga Begum, in the first stages of the Mughal architechtural style, and it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. Built in 1570, the tomb structure consists of channe;s, causeways, double-domed elevation and pools. Though the tomb is named after Humayun, there are about 150 graves there, belonging to several family members.

About a hundred years later, Emperor Shah Jahan, inspired by Humayun’s Tomb and similar structures, built the Taj Mahal in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz. The Tomb has two entrances, gardens arches and water pools. The Tomb’s structure is built in red sandstone and white and black marble. Within the premises, you can also find a square tomb built in 1590-91, called Barber’s Tomb.

The Tomb has paved way for many garden-tombs and similar structures in north India. Humayun’s Tomb is a widely popular tourist site in India.