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9 ~ Humayun’s Tomb : Delhi

Want to see some textiles & how carpet is made?

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Next up was Humayun’s Tomb, also known as the forerunner to the Taj Mahal. After the explanation I had just 15 minutes to explore.

Here is the link to Tripsavvy:

If you think Humayun's Tomb looks a bit like the Taj Mahal in Agra, that's because it was the inspiration for the Taj Mahal's creation. The tomb was built in 1570, and houses the body of the second Mughal emperor, Humayun. It was the first of this type of Mughal architecture to be built in India, and the Mughal rulers followed it up with an extensive period of construction all over the country. The tomb is part of a greater complex that's set among beautiful gardens.


Humayun's Tomb is a top Delhi attraction and one of the city's prominent Mughal-era monuments. It contains the body of the second emperor of the Mughal Dynasty, Emperor Humayun, who reigned in the 16th century. However, mysteriously, it wasn't completed until nearly 15 years after his death.

Humayun's Tomb was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. The grandiose monumental mausoleum, with its elaborate garden setting, was the first of its kind in India. It created a new style of Mughal architecture, which served as inspiration for later Mughal monuments such as the Taj Mahal.



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Asked if I wanted to see some textiles and how some carpet is made. Of course I did ... Yes, it was a sales pitch to buy some carpets and no, I did not! The first of many on this trip but I was warned beforehand. Got good at saying “NO” politely and walking out despite stating at the outset that I am not on a souvenir shopping trip.

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Posted by bruceontour 01:24 Archived in India Tagged humayun's_tomb

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