Humayun, the second emperor of the Mughal dynasty, spent a major part of his life on the run….travelling and fighting for his territories for 20 years , which encompassed present day India, Pakistan and Afganistan.
But his finally resting place was Delhi and Humayun’s Tomb is a wonderful ode by his widow Haji Begum.
Today, Humayun’s Tomb is one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It lies in the heart of New Delhi and is a wonderful place to hang out on weekends or on holidays. It has been lovingly restored by the Aga Khan foundation and is a visual delight. 

We visit here often in the winters and spring, when the flowers are in full bloom, enjoying the sights of this lovely place. I particularly like the landscape architecture of this place, which has been restored to a great degree.

It is also a great place for photography, the subjects available are landscape, building and the most interesting – people!!

If you are a Delhite, do visit this wonderful place and if you are a visitor to Delhi city, don’t miss this architectural delight!!

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  1. Thanks for sharing this beautiful place with us. Your photos are marvelous. I don't know if I will make it to Delhi, but I would certainly like to see this gem in person.

  2. Simply stunning.
    The same evening, DD Bharati showed the landscaped gardens of the Mughals, where this was featured. So I had a double treat.

    Have returned a few times to look upon these.

  3. Thank you SO much for visiting my blog as it brought me here to yours' What a fascinating history, and what simply incredible architecture! I have never visited Delhi OR indeed India, but I must say that these images and your blog are a feast for the eyes. I look forward to reading and 'seeing' more, and who knows – I may be fortunate enough to book that plane ticket one day.


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