Walk through the complex of Humayun’s Tomb, built by the Mughal emperor Humayun’s widow. It is the earliest example of Indo Persian architecture. The water channels, arches, double domes and blue tiled canopies in the large compound are magnificent. Around the complex is Humayun’s barber’s tomb known as ‘Nila Gumbad’, the first Mughal monument. Humayun’s tomb is a perfect heritage spot to step back in time and fall in love with delhi’s history!
Sadia Dehlvi is a well-known author, newspaper columnist, and political commentator from New Delhi. Over a career spanning thirtyfive years, her writings and television discussions have focused on issues of faith, heritage, minorities, and women. She is a prominent Indian voice against radicalism and communalism. Dehlvi is the author of Sufism: The Heart of Islam and The Sufi Courtyard: Dargahs of Delhi, published by HarperCollins India.
Meeting point: Humayun’s Tomb complex
Tips: carry a bottle of water
Extra costs: entry to the monument