Humayun’s Tomb Complex, Delhi

The restoration of the Mughal Emperor Humayun’s 16th century garden tomb, the jewel of Mughal architecture that predates the Taj Mahal, was completed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in September of 2013. Six years of conservation works and 200,000 work days undertaken by master craftsmen have been required to restore the Tomb’s Mughal finery.

The restoration of Humayun’s Tomb and Gardens has regenerated a significant amount of enhanced green space for the city and the surrounding community, returning it to its historically authentic format, which has rekindled interest in the rich history and expressions of Mughal life. The restoration effort has significantly increased the number of visitors to the World Heritage Site.