Travel

Majestic Humayun Tomb, Delhi, India

Delhi is a historical capital of India where we can find history at every nook & corner. Yet, there are various landmarks associated with the Indian capital like India Gate, President’s house, Qutub Minar and many more!!

So, on my mission to explore my hometown and fulfill my constant craving for travel I planned an impromptu visit to Humayun’s tomb. Inspired by Persian architecture, Humayun’s wife – Haji Begum – inaugurated the construction of the tomb post the death of Mughal emperor Humayun.

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Front View of the Tomb

Located in Nizamuddin, Delhi, the tomb built with red sandstone stands in the center of a square garden comprising of various water channels. Apart from the graves of Humayun Kabri & Haji Begum,  the tomb also comprehends graves of various Mughal emperors. Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1993, the tomb has undergone major restoration work by Aga Khan Foundation.

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View from a corner
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Back side of the tomb

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A different perspective
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View from the garden

Have exquisite Humayun Tomb while in Delhi? Do share your experience with me!!

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Humayun Tomb

– The Wanderer

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24 comments

  1. Great post and photos, which brought back many lovely memories.

    I solo backpacked mainly in Rajasthan for a month back in 1985 (showing my age now). Of course everyone goes to Delhi and for good reason. I had a fantastic time, regardless of becoming quite ill in Agra.

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