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?
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.
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.
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 🙂