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17 Jan 08
Humayun's Tomb One of the spectacular Mughal buildings, Humayun's tomb was added to Unesco's World Heritage List in 1993. Built by Haji Begum, Humanyun's widow, who was the second Mughal Emperor. Building it cost 1.5 million rupees and heralded the construction of garden-tombs on the Indian subcontinent. As soon as you enter the massive gateway, the majesty of the building is self-evident. High walls surround a square garden that is divided into four large squares and separated by causeways and water channels. Each square, in turn, is divided into smaller squares by pathways. This forms a typical Mughal garden known as charbagh. Very developed engineering skills were used in the working out of the fountains. Though made of red sandstone, black and yellow stone was used to give color variation. Humanyun's Tomb came into the scene during the First Indian Independence war in 1857. With the war lost, Bahadur Shah II, the last Mughal emperor, hid in the tomb, before he was sent to the Rangoon jail in Myanmar. The tomb stands majestically at the center of the enclosure and rises from a platform faced with a series of cells with arched openings. The complex of Humayun's Tomb contains many small monuments. Big among them is a black-and-yellow marble tomb with Humayun's wife and barber. info gotten from http://www.hotelsofnewdelhi.com/tourist-destinations-in-new-delhi/humayuns-tomb-new-delhi.html