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Gravesend, United Kingdom
March 22, 2010
From journal Delightful Delhi
Northampton, United Kingdom
April 8, 2009
From journal Major Delhi Attractions
October 19, 2006
From journal Delhi: The Good, the Bad or the Ugly?
New Delhi, India
June 20, 2002
Built around 1570 by Humayun’s widow, the mausoleum’s a red sandstone edifice, decorated with geometric patterns and calligraphy in white and black marble and tan sandstone. Around it are a series of other interesting, but relatively insignificant tombs- of Humayun’s poorer relatives, sundry officers, and even (although this isn’t confirmed!)- Humayun’s barber, supposedly an important chap because he could actually hold a razor to the emperor’s throat. You have to keep such people buttered up with nicely-situated tombs and stuff like that.
Anyway, Humayun’s tomb is a splendid sight- more so because a massive restoration project has just been completed on it. The garden in which the tomb stands (a `charbagh’ is what it’s called- a square garden, with the tomb in the centre) is being spruced up too.
Tickets are $10 per person.
From journal Exploring Mughal Delhi
London, United Kingdom
November 17, 2001
From journal Delhi - exciting, vivid, and hot!