Humayun's Tomb, New Delhi

Humayun's Tomb in New Delhi served as the architectural inspiration for the Taj Mahal. 

Think of it as a precursor to the Taj Mahalthe tomb looks exactly like it, but is awash in shades of brownish red and slightly smaller. The tomb is a world heritage site and definitely worth seeing. It's a national landmark, representative of classic Mughal architecture. 'Mughal' refers to a member of the Muslim dynasty in India, a tribe of Mongol origin, who ruled India from the 16th-19th centuries. It was built for Humayun, the second Mughal Emperor of India, by his widow Biga Begum. Built 14 years after his death, it cost 1.4 million rupees...constructed in 1569-70!

The tomb is a beautifully preserved site and a must-see while in Delhi. In the shot where the light shines in, the center of the inner-most circle is carefully pointed toward Mecca.

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