Humayun's Tomb was built by his senior widow, Haji Begum, and mother of his son Akbar. Haji Begum built the rose petal sandstone mausoleum in proper Mughal style, supervising the entire construction (1564-73) by camping on the site. The Taj Mahal, built much later, follows a similar style of architecture.
Octagonal in shape, raised on a plinth, with double domes, high arches, laid in the centre of a large walled enclosure, the monument is an imposing structure. A baradari (pavillion) occupies the centre of the eastern wall and a hammam (bath chamber) the centre of the northern wall. The garden at this tomb has been laid out in the Persian style of a Chahr Bagh, with paved stone avenues and narrow water channels. It is still maintained in its original grandeur