The truth is: Before Taj Mahal, there was Humayun Tomb in New Delhi, India. The former is heavily influenced by the latter’s architectural style. Though the two are different in colours, the domes, arches, and pieta dura inlay patterns are very similar. Both are monuments of love.
Behind the construction of these two grand mausoleums are stories of love. Taj Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to honour the memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Humayun Tomb was built by his widow, Haji Begum. She devoted her life in the construction of the most stunning mausoleum for her husband, 9 years after his death.
And guess, what? Shan Jahan is the grandson of Humayun!