Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi with Zeb and Soapy Smith Duck

Humayun’s tomb was built in the mid 16th century.

Humayun’s Tomb

It was commissioned by Haji Begum, the senior wife of the second Mughal emperor.   During this time in history, the Muslim emperors were very strong and had much power.   This tomb was the first important example of Mughal architecture in India.

Beautiful building

Many believe this building inspired the design for the Taj Mahal in Agra.   Walking through the garden and past the fountain, we head to the platform and building that contains Humayun’s tomb.

Up all those stairs? Carry us?

Let’s climb the stairs.   Inside we see the tomb.

Public tomb

However, we are told that the real tomb is in the basement level.   We  believe that people are not to totally walk around the real tomb.   The building is tall and beautiful.   All this beautiful marble is from India.

Morning sun comes through these windows and lights tomb

The morning sun comes through these windows and lights the tomb.   Leaving the building, but staying on the balcony, we look across the fountain and toward the entrance to this World Heritage Site.

From tomb platform toward entrance

The grounds are beautiful.   We see this dome.

Dome of mosque from tomb platform

We think the domes of mosques are really pretty.  Oh ducks.

Going back down the stairs. Ducks have short legs.

Time to walk down these steps again.   You can do it.   On the way back to our bus, we see these two dogs.

Dogs sharing a shoe

They seem to be sharing a shoe to chew.   This is a very beautiful and peaceful place.   When in Delhi, we hope you visit Humayun’s Tomb.

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