Visualise walking in to Humayun’s 500 year old city citadel Dinpanah- today’s Purana Qila. Learn how the fort’s significant location lent it an upper hand in their battles against the Surs. Know how the fortunes of Mughals were put at stake under the governance of their inexperienced crown prince Akbar. Gather more about the Mughals, their competitor Sher Shah Suri who took control of this fort for five years. Understand the differences between monuments built under Humayun and Sher Shah. Walk through this gigantic fort and the neighbouring Humayun’s tomb. Appreciate the Mughal sandstone architecture, arches, domes, gardens with water channels and the seamless blend of Hindu elements.
Observe the beautiful structures inside the lush green environ of the Purana Qila. Appreciate the most beautiful and well-built monument of the qila, the Qila-i-Kuhna mosque. Gaze upon the coherent fusion of red sandstone with black and white marble, the mihrabs, the turrets and the dome of the mosque. Walk to the Talaqi Darwaza or the Humayun Darwaza and appreciate the concept of double-storeyed gateway. Listen to the tales of the forbidden gate or the Talaqi Darwaza. Visit Sher Mandal, Baoli and Hamam. Do not forget to visit the museum that is home to artefacts as old as 1000BC. When at Humayun’s Tomb take a moment and stand quietly in front of the structure at least 100 meters from it. The sight and grandeur is sure to amaze any visitor. One of the earliest and finest garden-tomb (Char-bagh) of the Mughals, Humayun’s tomb is the most beautiful and photogenic Mughal monument of Delhi. The generous use of red sandstone with white and black marble inlay is magnificent. Placed on a high platform the tomb is home to the cenotaphs of a large number of Mughal family members. This architectural marvel is sure to remind you of Taj at Agra.
Spare a few hours and make a trip to the Purana Qila and Humayun’s tomb of the Mughals. Learn about the history and architecture of these structures. Join our guided heritage walks to these places for an enchanting experience. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us +91 9899692790 in order to find out which itinerary suits you best. Delhi Walks is an award winning brand which is operated in conjunction with India City Walks and aims to offer best walking experience ever.