Humayun's tomb (Maqbaera e Humayun) is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun's first wife and chief consort, Empress Bega Begum (also known as Haji Begum), in 1569-70, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas and his son, Sayyid Muhammad, Persian architects chosen by her.It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent,and is located in Nizamuddin East, Delhi, India, close to the Dina-panah Citadel, also known as Purana Qila (Old Fort), that Humayun founded in 1533. It was also the first structure to use red sandstone at such a scale. The tomb was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993, and since then has undergone extensive restoration work, which is complete. Besides the main tomb enclosure of Humayun, several smaller monuments dot the pathway leading up to it, from the main entrance in the West, including one that even pre-dates the main tomb itself, by twenty years; it is the tomb complex of Isa Khan Niyazi, an Afghan noble in Sher Shah Suri's court of the Suri Dynasty, who fought against the Mughals, constructed in 1547 CE...
The Red Fort is a historic fort in the city of Delhi in India. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty for nearly 200 years, until 1856. It is located in the centre of Delhi and houses a number of museums.(Wikipedia)
Some memories are forever ✨🥀 swipe for a video of the Delhi spice market coming to life in the early AM [sound on]...wish you could smell those chili peppers! 🌶🌶
There are fresh flowers for sale right next to the entryway to this unreal rooftop (see yesterday’s post for how to find it!) #finduslostpresets
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Waking up for sunrise and watching the city come to life, from the rooftops of a 17th century Delhi spice market. 🌶🕌 These are the travel moments we LIVE for 𖢻
I found the fabric we’re sitting on at the market & I’m planning to have it made into pillows once we’re home. I rarely buy souvenirs anymore (Jacob and I usually take home local spices from each new country we visit!), but I want to re-live this memory again and again. Cannot recommend enough if you’re visiting Delhi!
Getting to the rooftop is tricky, here’s how to do it:
- Locate the Fatehpuri Mosque. The spice market square is next to it.
- The stairwell is in the northeast corner, you’ll want to enter the main gate there.
- In the entryway, before you make it to the open area of the market, go up the stairs on the left to the second landing.
- Around the corner to the right, the stairs continue up. They’ll be wider than the first.
- Take them up to the roof for the most incredible view!
I recommend locating this spot the day before if you’re going for sunrise. The 5am wake up is worth it (promise). Watch our stories for all the morning magic here & exact maps location!
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Agrasen ki Baoli, but not the way you know it to be. .
•shot on phone• .
Picture Courtesy :- @_the_travelling_monk