Humayun's tomb is a complex of buildings in
Mughal architecture built as Mughal Emperor
Humayun's tomb. It is located in Nizamuddin
East, Delhi, India.
In the time of the Slave Dynasty this land
was under the KiloKheri Fort which was capital
of Sultan Kequbad son of Nasiruddin (1268-1287).
It encompasses the main tomb of the Emperor
Humayun as well as numerous others. The complex
is a World
Heritage Site and the first example of this
type of Mughal architecture in India.
Although the architect of the tomb was 'imported'
from Persia, it has been observed that the distinctly
Indian aspects of the tomb, such as the Hindu
chattris (domed pavilions) that surround the central
dome, set Humayun's tomb firmly in the Indo-Islamic
tradition that was already emerging at the time.
Many of the tomb's basic elements, such as the
octagonal plans and high iwans, are derived from
earlier tombs built for Delhi sultans. The unprecedented
scale and grandeur of the monument, however, are
aspects that were to define much of subsequent
Mughal tomb building, and are among the similarities
commonly cited between Humayun's tomb and the
Taj Mahal in Agra.