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04 Jan

Bu Halima’s Tomb, Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi, India

Bu Halimas Tomb Humayuns Tomb Delhi India

These stairs to seemingly nowhere is actually Bu Halima’s Tomb. Notice how groomed the bushes in front are. The gardens in Humayun’s Tomb are very well tended to.

03 Jan

Arab Serai Gate, Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi, India

Arab Serai Gate Humayuns Tomb Delhi India

Arab Serai Gate Circle Detail Humayuns Tomb Delhi India

Arab Serai Gate Corner Detail Humayuns Tomb Delhi India

Arab Serai Gate Small Wooden Door Humayuns Tomb Delhi India

Arab Serai Gate Door Knockers Humayuns Tomb Delhi India

Arab Serai Gate Sign Humayuns Tomb Delhi India

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Arab Serai Gate

1560-61 A.D.

This 14 metre high gateway led to the walled enclosure which housed the Persian craftsmen who came here for the building of Humayun’s Tomb. Red sandstone and white marble inlay work add a striking touch to the gateway, mostly built of Delhi quartzite stone. The projecting jharokhas still display remnants of the glazed ceramic tiles.

02 Jan

Environmental Development, Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi, India

Feathered Palm Trees Humayuns Tomb Delhi India

Palm Trees Humayuns Tomb Delhi India

Trees Dome Humayuns Tomb Delhi India

Environmental Development Humayuns Tomb Delhi India

(as per sign)

Environmental Development

Between 2000 and 2003, The Aga Khan Trust for Culture funded and collaborated with the Archaeological Survey of India in implementing a project to revitalize the 30-acre garden surrounding the monument. Amongst other conservation works, 3 kms of water channels have been repaired, 3.5 kms of pathway edging restored, 3000 trucks of excess earth manually removed, 4 kms of sandstone hand-chiselled, 2500 plants favoured by the Mughals planted, 25000 square metres of pathways restored, an exhaustive rainwater harvesting system introduced, minor structures conserved, historic well discovered and desilted, wheelchair access and a site interpretation center provided.

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