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Humayun's Tomb





View of the tomb from the grounds

Other mausoleums on the grounds

The India Gate

snack vendor outside India Gate

President's home

Left early to make our way back to Delhi.

Got back in Delhi with plenty of time to take in the sites. Stopped off at Humayun's Tomb which was built in the mid-16th century. It is a squat building made of white marble and red sandstone. It has high arches to let in the light, and a large bulbous dome in the middle. The Tomb is surrounded by a large formal garden, complete with ponds and streams. The building pre-dates the Taj, and after years of refining the design, set the tone for the beautiful Taj Mahal. It was a great place to get away from the bustle of Delhi.

We also saw the parliament buildings and India Gate, which was built to commemorate the Indian soldiers who fought in WWII.

Our hotel was in the Paharganj district, a bustling area close to the main railway station.

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