Want a sneak peek of the Taj Mahal? Completed in 1572, Humayun's tomb was the first garden-tomb in India and inspired many architectural wonders, including the iconic Taj Mahal. The best view is from directly outside the main entrance, where the resemblance to the Taj is most apparent. Appropriately named for Humayun, the second Mughal emperor of India, the cenotaph stands solo in the main chamber.
During the India partition of 1947, the site was used as a refugee camp for Muslims migrating to the newly developed country of Pakistan. It took almost forty years to repair the damage to the gardens and structures.