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Humayun's Tomb, Delhi

This is one my favorite structures from the Mughal Era. I like it more than the Taj even. The red sandstone tomb looks picture perfect on a blue skied-day. Also, if shot from the right point, the symmetry can be very well appreciated. Apart from the structure per se, the surroundings are maintained quite well, and would be perfect to take a break from a long day of "sight-seeing". Don't forget to walk through the many other structures, some of them just ruins, surrounding the tomb.

Read also: Rashtrapati Bhavan, and around Vijay Chowk

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  1. Nice descriptive post on Humayun Tomb with wonderful pictures. Thank you for sharing the information. It is very important for visitors to know the Humayun Tomb timing,entry fee etc before planning the visit.Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Debosmita. Will put up a post with more details and photos soon.

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