Being touristy in Delhi : Humayun’s Tomb

“Denim Refresh”

5e164f46-752f-4f57-a186-026aec8c3d31
Hi there 🙂 Here I am standing at the very first garden-tomb of India.

How is everyone doing in every part of the World ?? The transitional weather caught me and I am not doing well health wise but, I should be fine in a couple of days. I hope you guys are cautious enough to stay at the best of your being.

Now, besides fashion if there is one thing which excites and inspires my living, it’s travel (no points for guessing). And by the word “travel” I am not implying the long distance journeys necessarily. Even a day out to a place that has some story to tell would make my day as much as that long trip to the hills. I love going out and exploring different places and I am sure, most of us share this common interest.

53fe99b2-1afc-490c-8323-813ca8298962
The humongous Humayun’s tomb. It is also known as the “dormitory of the Mughals” as over 150 Mughal family members are buried in it’s cells.

Now, just before me falling sick this week me and my husband decided to visit this exemplary work of architecture and soak in it’s beauty. None of us is really a history buff but that doesn’t stop us from taking out time and witnessing the marvels around us.

b7e9ad0f-0466-4a3d-b0c9-0b42e600a0d7
UNESCO declared the tomb a World Heritage Site in 1993. 🙂 Gives us another reason to visit!
8b164a6e-b72e-4673-99f1-4a6ecfb8631a
The tomb was designed by a Persian architect named, Mirak Mirza Ghiyath. Persian and Indian craftsmen worked together to build the garden-tomb, far grander than any tomb built before in the Islamic world.
6489a799-8127-43f6-937b-a39afdabe0e6
Built in 1560’s, the persian-islamic combined architecture served as an inspiration in the design of “Taj Mahal” which was built almost 80 years later in the 1640’s.
adb4ed47-b121-4202-84c0-d0939dc5cc49
We all remember how a husband “Shah Jahan” built Taj Mahal in the loving memory of his wife “Mumtaz”. But only a few of us are aware of “Bega Begum” a wife who built the Humayun’s Tomb in the memory of her husband “Humayun”. Love is all around.
398ca9bf-05f3-47d1-94ac-9404abb0359d
Humayun’s garden-tomb is an example of the charbagh (a four quadrant garden with the four rivers of Quranic paradise represented), with pools joined by channels.
616af173-5fde-4881-9c0b-e4cee3990945
A beautiful sunset viewed from one of it’s gardens. This picture deserves a frame.
dcf996ac-6f64-4784-ad89-36a8370948ac
Until next time you guys.

Please let me know in the comments if you would like to read more of such posts. I really look forward to your feedback. 🙂

Outfit details :

Net top ( INR 150 ) & denim dungaree dress ( INR 300 ) both from Sarojini Nagar Market , Belly shoes – Allen Solly ( INR 1,699 / 1,000 ) buy it here

Thankyou for reading !

Hugs & Kisses ♥

Join me on my Facebook page and Instagram for getting my daily updates.

7 Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s