"Humayun's Tomb, Delhi" India Things to Do Tip by Sharrie

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  Humayun's Tomb
by Sharrie

HUMAYUN'S TOMB was the very first tomb we visited since it was Delhi where we landed.
We spent about 3 nights in Delhi so we managed to see quite a bit of this capital of India. Generally, many of the architecture in this part of India were built using sandstone, so, the pinkish-reddish tones dominate.

Humayun is the tomb of 2nd Mughal emperor's & also where he's buried.
It was built in 1565 by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas (a Persian) after commissioned by his widow, Haji Begum.
Later, his family members were buried here as well.
It's interesting to note that a mosque frequently accompanies the site of a tomb.
Here, as with the Taj Mahal, a mosque of Isa Khan (a nobleman) can be frequented.

The imposing tomb is huge & impressive.
Worth a visit.
There are several other tombs at the surrounding area as well.

I like architecture, even if they are tombs.
Been to those of the Egyptians, Chinese, Europeans, etc, etc...
Surprisingly, these tombs of the Indians, well, to me they feel almost empty, it's almost non-spiritual.
It doesn't even feel like a tomb, pardon my saying, & if you do indeed know what I mean.

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  • Updated Mar 23, 2004
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