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Humayuns Tomb is another mausoleum Dave and Susan had visited 15 years ago while living in Lahore, Pakistan. Like the Qutb Minar, it has been designated a UNESCO site and the funding available because of that status has much improved the grounds and upkeep. We were pleasantly surprised by the green gardens, lack of garbage, and signage. 

We spent some time playing 'explorer' around the restored walls surrounding the smaller tombs - something that Breck excels at!


The gardens have been significantly expanded, and many of the structures shored up and rebuilt.

The orginal sandstone and inlay work is pretty amazing, and still shimmers - even in those areas that have not undergone great restorative work.


The perfectly symmetrical building is very obviously an inspiration for the design of the Taj Mahal. Of course, as Breck noted, Its red, not white.


Humayun was the second Mughal ruler and his garden mausoleum, built in the mid 1500s, set the precedent for this type of architecture and structure across India.

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