Revisiting the Mughals – Humayun’s Tomb

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Now that I have decided to do posts on the places I visit, I made up my mind to start off with a beautiful monument in Delhi. Undoubtedly, Delhi has been home to some of the most beautiful evidences to the variety of cultures ever written on the sands of time. In no minute, my friend and I decided to start the adventure with Humayun’s Tomb. Definitely, I saw the monument with a totally different eye. This time, I had a purpose of visit and it was ‘posting about it’.

What is it?

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Humayun’s Tomb is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun’s first wife Bega Begum (Haji Begum) in 1569-70, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, a Persian architect chosen by Bega Begum. It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent.

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How did we get there?

Well, we took the metro to the JLN Metro Station and hired a rickshaw for Rs 30 to the gate of the monument.

General Information:

Open all days

Entry fees for domestic visitors: Rs 10

Entry fees for international visitors: Rs 250

Extra fees for filming

Tripods are not allowed

Washrooms are pretty okay

It took us around 3.5 hours to check out the entire place and before hunger stroke. So for lunch, we went to ‘Trolleys’ in Khan Market. It was a wonderful place to chill out and pleasantly quiet to just sit and relax. Overall, it was a wonderful day!!!

It was a lovely day to click pictures. Below are some of them. Hope you like them all 🙂

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Love,

Shanta

Comments

    1. shanta says:

      We loved it too 🙂 Thank God we did not come across any cobras, I would have literally fainted 🙂

  1. Vishal says:

    Amazing camera work. I am completely spellbound.

  2. Shanta says:

    Thank you Vishal 🙂 Glad you liked.

  3. Wow, can’t believe I actually visited this place! Wonderful work with the photography. (y)

    1. Shanta says:

      Thank you Cyril for the encouraging words…

  4. domain says:

    Hi my family member! I want to say that this post is amazing, great written and come with almost all significant infos.
    I’d like to peer extra posts like this .

  5. Located in the eastern part of Dehli, Humayun s tomb is one of the best preserved Mughal monuments. This spellbinding mausoleum is the first example of Mughal architecture in India.

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