Delhi - Beneath the veneer of the hustle-bustle, the politicos and the beaurocracy, and our 'in-famous' rash behavior lies a city built and used as a capital by different empires, each leaving an enduring mark. This photoblog is my humble effort to unearth the beauty that we often cant see or simply choose to ignore while allowing me to explore my hobby for photography in greater detail.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Humayun's Tomb

After much procrastination and deliberation, I finally gathered the courage to head out in this chill to start my journey to understand Delhi better.
First stop - Humayun's Tomb, the first memories of which are through a school visit loong loong ago.

Having reached the place at 7, well before it opened to public, I had to resort to a cup of roadside chai to maintain the blood flow in my body.

Once we purchased our tickets (Rs 10 for Indian Nationals and Rs 250 for foreigners), We started exploring the grounds before getting down to serious business. Built for the 2nd Mughal Emperor Humayun, this complex of buildings surrounded by vast gardens is said to have set the precedent for the Mughal architecture in India. The tomb, called the Taj Mahal, also houses the graves of Humayun's wife and other Mughal royalty.

The immaculately maintained gardens were home to some very playful squirrels and a variety of birds, including a peacock.

This complex also housed an octagonal tomb of a courtesan of the court of Sher Shah Suri, which, intriguingly, predated Humayun's tomb by about 30 years.

My first trip took some time coming, but am I glad it did. The smell of early morning grass, the peace and quiet and the serenity of the area and the chilly breeze invigorates the mind and body like nothing else.


  1. Hmmm ... And all this time we used to think you are working hard for your father's business !!!

  2. FYI, this was done on a sunday morning :D

  3. The photographs are awesome!!Whats the hardware you are using?

  4. @muthu : thanks.. i use a canon super-zoom P&S...



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