Humayun’s Tomb : Delhi, India
I’m slowly getting through all the touristy images from our trip to India and the funny thing is we didn’t do a whole lot of tours or “touristy” things. But one weekend we did take a trip on the HoHo. Haha. Yes, HoHo (Hop on, Hop off). Never heard of it before but when I was told about it I thought it would be a great way to see a lot of the tourist spots in New Dehli. If you’ve never heard of it either, it’s basically a bus system the runs throughout the day, stopping at a number of locations. At any point you can hop off the bus and tour around and about 45 mins later hop on the next bus and head to the next destination. We had grabbed a map and somewhat plotted out our plan but unfortunately ran out of time and was only able to get off the bus at Humayun’s Tomb. But I’m not complaining because the tomb was pretty amazing!
Warning…this post is a bit picture heavy! 🙂 If you want to check out more images of the tomb visit my flickr set: Humayun’s Tomb
Some basic facts about Humayun’s tomb:
The tomb is for Mughal Emperor Humayun.
His wife began the construction of the tomb in 1562 AD.
It’s the first structure to use red sandstone to such a scale.
It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1993 and since then has undergone extensive restoration work, which is still underway, as you’ll see in my images.
Besides the main tomb, several smaller monuments are scattered along the pathway leading up to it.
The complex encompasses the main tomb of the Emperor Humayun, which houses the graves of his wife, and many others.
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