Humayun's tomb is a complex of buildings of Mughal architecture
located in Nizamuddin East, New Delhi. It encompasses the main tomb of
the Emperor Humayun as well as numerous others, including the Barber's
Tomb. The complex is a World Heritage Site and the first example of
this type of Mughal architecture in India. This style of mausoleum was
the same that created the Taj Mahal in Agra.
The tomb of Humayun was built by the orders of Hamida Banu Begum,
Humayun's widow starting in 1562. The architect of the edifice was
reportedly Sayyed Muhammad ibn Mirak Ghiyathuddin and his father Mirak
Ghiyathuddin who were brought in from Herat. It took 8 years to build
and had a Chahr Bagh Garden style in its design.
Restoration work by the Archaeological Survey of India was completed
in March 2003, enabling water to flow through the watercourses in the
gardens once more.