This tomb’s a World Heritage site, the precursor to the Taj Mahal, and the mausoleum of the second of the Mughal Emperors. A Mughal monument, but one which lies pretty far from Chandni Chowk, Red Fort and Shajahanabad. And there’s a reason behind its location: the fact that according to belief, being buried near the tomb of a saint brought you some hope of salvation- and the tomb of Nizamuddin Auliya, a prominent 13th-century Muslim saint, lies just across the road. Close proximity to Nizamuddin’s tomb means that the entire area’s crawling with tombs- of poets, noblemen, princesses, and other important people- but Humayun’s is the most spectacular.
Built around 1570 by Humayun’s widow, the maus...Read More