A walk through one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites: Delhi’s Sunder Nursery; Sonal Gera; WioNews

To step into the historic Sunder Nursery in Delhi at this time of the year is to be greeted by the summer breeze, sounds of birds — especially peacocks, and a lot of greenery. It took the Delhites a decade to have a detailed know of this legendary park situated at the heart of city; but it was worth the wait.

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The Taj Mahal is neither India’s only nor first monument of love, here are five others; Pioneer News

From Rani ki Vav ko Virupaksha and Mallikarjuna temples: Have you heard about these monuments of love? (Photos: Wikimedia Commons; designed by Gargi Singh) Think of a monument of love, and the Taj Mahal immediately comes to mind. Why not? After all, the seventeenth-century monument poses as the culmination of Mughal architecture in the Indian…

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8 ruins to see in Delhi to dig deep into the city’s history; Elen Turner; Matador Network

Hundreds of years of history, just an auto-rickshaw ride away.

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ICYMI: Delta One suites from $2k, transcon flights from $197 and more; Liz Hund; Points Guy

Catch up on all the TPG deals you missed this week.

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Air India Launches Direct Flights to Toronto; Megan Jerrard; Mapping Megan

To celebrate Air India’s new launch of direct cheap flights to India from Canada, the following are exciting things to do in Amritsar, Delhi, and Toronto.

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18-year-old’s picture selected for UNESCO International photography contest; India Today

A Jamia Millia Islamia student, Mohsin Javed, has received an entry in UNESCO’s Silk Road Project with a picture shot by him of Humayun’s Tomb.

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List of Top 10 Tourist Places for Visit in Delhi with Friends; Twinkle Garg; Travel Gumbo


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Best Delhi attractions: A delightful dozen; Forrest Brown; CNN


Delhi seems like a colorful cosmic swirl — so much so that a holiday in India’s capital can seem overwhelming. This list of 12 of its best attractions can help you plan your trip.

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Places To Visit In New Delhi; Holidify

See most popular tourist places to visit in New Delhi, top things to do, shopping and nightlife in New Delhi, find entry timings, fees about various attractions in New Delhi,…

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Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi captured by ace photographer Ram Rahman; Uma Nair; Architectural Digest

Humayun’s Tomb in New Delhi was commissioned by his wife, Empress Bega Begum, in 1570 AD and the first of the grand dynastic garden-tombs by the Mughals…

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South Korean First Lady Visits Humayun’s Tomb, Shops For Handicrafts; PTI

South Korean First Lady Kim Jung-sook today took a break from her busy schedule and visited a market in south Delhi to shop for Indian handicrafts, sources said.

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Historic park in Delhi containing World Heritage monuments reopens after ten-year restoration; Maeve Heslin; Lonely Planet

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Following an epic, decade-long restoration project, a heritage park in the Indian capital of Delhi has reopened its doors to the public. The Sunder Nursery covers a mammoth 90 acres, and is home to a whole host of monuments, some of which date back to the 16th century.

“The late landscape architect Prof. Mohammad Shaheer designed this new city park along a central axial spine, around which gardens and landscapes are arranged”, explains Archana Saad Akhtar, Senior Programme Officer at Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC). “Water features, ponds and lakes are part of the masterplan, as well as nursery beds, a flower showcase, arboretum, rose garden and orchards.”

The restoration included careful conservation of several ancient structures, as Archana explains. “Within the Sunder Nursery / Batashewala complex stand 15 monuments, including tombs, garden pavilions, wells, and even a 16th century lotus pond. As part of the partnership project, all these monuments – including six of national importance protected by the Archaeological Survey of India – have been painstakingly conserved, and as a result are today designated as World Heritage monuments.”

There’s an amphitheatre in the Park too, which Archana says will host various cultural events and performances.

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The Complete Travel Guide to the Golden Triangle for First Time Visitors to India; Flo; YogaWineTravel

India – Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi

India’s Golden Triangle is one of the most iconic routes that you can explore in the country and is home to some of its most famous monuments including the Taj Mahal. Most tourists who visit India for the first time opt to travel this route between New Delhi, Jaipur and Agra as it offers a glimpse into India’s rich culture and history, and because it can easily be done within a few days. If you only have 3-6 days to spare and want to make sure that you see some of the best highlights in the country’s northwest, then read on for my guide of the top places to visit and how to plan a tour in the Golden Triangle!

What you need to know before traveling to India

  • India’s peak tourism season runs from around October/November to March. During this time, you should expect significant hordes of tourists at the major sightseeing landmarks. If you visit in the other season, the temperature and humidity can be quite unbearable.

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India: Exploring the World of the Mughal Empire in Delhi; Susmita Sengupta; GoNOMAD Travel

India – Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi

Visiting parts of the ancient Mughal empire in New Delhi, India, including Humayan’s Tomb, the Red Fort, and other monuments to this great era of history.

It was a hot and humid summer day in August and I was standing in front of a mausoleum that could be considered more an opulent palace with its intricate marble borders and panels that were glowing in the bright sun.

My family and I were atHumayun’s Tomb, considered to be the inspiration for the Taj Mahal in Agra in India. We were on our annual trip to New Delhi visiting family and friends and at long last had managed to steal a few moments to do some sightseeing.

Even though I had lived in Delhi for some time, I had never seen this magnificent building before and so I was glad that I was here.

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The ultimate guide to New Delhi; Darren Loucaides; Independent

India – Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi

Tourists don’t usually stop long in New Delhi, continuing on to the Taj Mahal just four hours away, or Varanasi a little further to the east. But the Indian capital is having a moment. With world-class restaurants opening, luxury hotels popping up and a burgeoning creative scene, it’s definitely worth a few days of your time. Sample the lauded local cuisine, soak up the atmosphere of timeless Old Delhi and visit trendy zones in the south; with India having just marked its 70th anniversary since independence, there are also dozens of museums and monuments for getting your history fix.

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New Delhi is a melting pot of ethnicities and religions – check out the impressive array of religious buildings it has to offer. Near to Gurudwara Bangla Sahib you’ll find the Sacred Heart Cathedral, as well as a couple of historic Hindu temples.

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Things to do in New Delhi,Tourist attractions and what to do in New Delhi, Delhi; Travel + Leisure

India – Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi

New Delhi has been inhabited for several millennia now, and has numerous beautifully preserved monuments to prove it—including two UNESCO World Heritage sites: Humayan’s Tomb and the Qutub Minar. If you find yourself burning out on history, lighten things up at the oddly educational Sulabh International Museum of Toilets, or refine your sun salutations at Sivananda Yoga.

The best way to get around is via black-and-yellow taxis or auto-rickshaws. Make sure to negotiate a price first. New Delhi is structured around two central promenades called the Rajpath (King’s Way) and the Janpath (Queen’s Way). The Rajpath stretches from the Rashtrapati Bhavan (the Viceroy’s House) in the center of the city to the India Gate, inspired by the Arc de Triomphe.

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Humayuns Tomb New Delhi; Supraja; Andhra Wishesh

India – Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi

Humayun’s Tomb, New Delhi:- Humayun’s Tomb, as the name suggests is the final resting place of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. It is the first garden tomb in the Indian subcontinent and is located in the Nizamuddin East area of Delhi.

In the year 1569-70, this splendid piece of architecture was commissioned for construction by Humayun’s chief consort empress Bega Begum. The tomb is one of the very few structures that used red sandstone on such a massive scale at that time. Typical Mughal architecture with Persian influences pertains to the design of the tomb, which was conceptualized by Persian architect Mirak Mirza Ghiyath.

In the year 1993, Humayun’s Tomb was featured in UNESCO’s World Heritage List, owing to its magnificent design and illustrious history.

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Photo Trivia: Mihrab; TravelerInMe; Tripoto

India – Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi

Mihrab, also known as a prayer niche, is a common element of Islamic Mosque architecture throughout the world.

The mihrab is symbolically cut over the jaali or marble lattice screen in Humayun’s Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In place of the traditional Surah An-Noor (Commandments) of Quran inscribed on the mihrabs, there is just an outline allowing light to enter from the Qibla or direction of the Mecca.

Mecca is the city in which the Prophet Muhammad was born, and the home of the most important Islamic site, the Kaaba. The direction of Mecca is called the Qibla, and so the wall in which the Mihrab is set is called the Qibla Wall.

A mihrab in India will be to the west, while a one in Egypt will be to the east.

# The origin of Mihrab is non religious. 

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7 Brilliant Relics Of The Mughal Empire That You Cannot Miss!; Srushti; Nativeplanet

India – Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi

India is a country rich with heritage of numerous exceptional dynasties in the world. One such dynasty is, without a doubt, the Mughal Empire. From eons, every kid in the country has been taught about the greatness and downfalls of the Mughal Empire. Naturally, the Empire has left behind a number of magnificent relics that teach us so much about the royal dynasty; each relic with a story of its own. History Of The Mughal Empire Here’s a brief brush up to the history of Mughal Empire that we all studied back in school. The word “Mughal” is an Indo-Aryan term for the word “Mongol”. The story of the Mughals began when Babur, a Mongol leader founded the dynasty in 1526. Their rule extended for most parts of India, along with parts of Afghanistan and Balochistan.

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Humayun’s Tomb: this heritage site finds favor with Bollywood too; OnManorama

India – Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi

A trip to New Delhi is incomplete without a visit to the Humayun’s Tomb. Close to Nizammudin, the Tomb seems to float above its symmetrical gardens. Built under the watchful eyes of Haji Begum 16 years after Humayun’s death, this monument marries Persian and Mughal elements. On World Heritage Day, we bring you four times when Bollywood kept a date with Humayun’s Tomb.

The most memorable may be the ‘Chand Sifarish’ song from the movie ‘Fanaa’. The song also shows other prominent Delhi monuments. Aamir Khan takes Kajol and her friends on a tour of the city, and they stop by at Humayun’s Tomb too.

‘Bol Naa Halke Halke’ song from “Jhoom Barabar Jhoom” starring Abhishek Bachchan and Preity Zinta was shot at the Humayun’s Tomb.

Remember Saif and Kareena in ‘Shukran Allah’ song from ‘Kurbaan’ this scene was shot at Humayun’s tomb.

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