Majestic Humayun Tomb

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On my mission to explore my hometown, New Delhi, India, we 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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Reflected Image
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A different perspective

 

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View from the garden

Stay tuned for the more pictures from the exquisite Humayun Tomb.

– The Wanderer

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15 thoughts on “Majestic Humayun Tomb

  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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