Thursday, February 10, 2011

Travel Thursday | Humayun's Tomb

This is the first garden-tomb in India located in New Delhi. It is also the first to use red stone in this big a scale, it's a true magnificent fit. It was built by a Persian architect named Mirak Mirza Ghiyuath in 1565 and completed in 1572, basically took 7 years to finish.

If you remember, there's another or should I say the most famous tomb in history inspired by this tomb. YUP! You got it, it's Taj Mahal - An Epitome of Love. Read more of my India entry here on Taj Mahal.

To Biqque & Chawanna, hope you enjoy your India trip as much as I did. Oh yah! It's a UNESCO site as well

Hyperlink credit : Wikipedia,


eugene said...

Dropping by to read your updates,,, take care now,sorry been busy during CNY,, and i am sure you are still traveling madly,right?

Biqque said...

takut ada happy ada sume ada lah! :D

The Shanner of Attention said...

I love the red stone. Beautiful.

Lily Riani said...


will start madly traveling in march :P


ahahahhah..... sure ada happy sume lar.

The Shanner of Attention,

its pretty and amazing seriously :D

Emm said...

Ooooh, my friend's surname is Humayun and she knows her lineage right back through the ages to Pakistan and India. I wonder if this is the same family? She said she was part of the Mia dynasty.

George said...

I can see how this beautiful building inspired the Taj Mahal. You got a great picture.

Ola said...

Firts I thought it is Taj Mahal, indeed, than I tough, that it is impossible but still very similiar, or maybe this is it?

Ginnie said...

It's fun to find another traveler who is as addicted as I am, Lily. :) It's in my blood, so I can't help it. Don't know if I'll ever get to India...but I'll at least see it through your eyes. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Very interesting, I like it!

drollgirl said...

it is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kellie Collis said...

Stunning! Loving that gorgeous place! Have a delightful day, Kellie xx

Randy said...

What wonderful photos! Thank you for visiting my blog today.

3plepl8 said...

sure we will, lily.

Lily Riani said...


wow! you should find out your friends blood line, she might be a royalty :D


thanks, appreciate it.


ehheheh... its not taj mahal, taj mahal is in white.


glad to have found you too, now we can share stories with each other.

Lily Riani said...


thanks :D


thank youuuuuuuuuuu!

kellie collis,

:) thanks for your compliment.

Lily Riani said...


you have nice blog, thanks for visiting mind.


and take great pics yah!

Y. Ikeda said...

Fantastic photo. I love how you framed one of the world's most beautiful buildings.
Well, as for trip to Japan, it takes more than 3 days to fully enjoy what Nikko city has to offer:) So just start considering an additional trip to Japan!!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Mariann Lennert said...

Thanks for your kind comment.
Have a nice weekend.

Peter said...

wow , magnificent building.

Beach said...

Hi Lily, I hope to visit New Delhi one day.

Olga said...

Lily, gorgeous shot and very interesting post! I enjoyed it tremendously. It is so cold in Toronto :)

Lily Riani said...


thanks. i think i have to do many multiple trips.

Mariann Lennert,

my pleasure.


thanks. appreciate it.


you should, there's alot of stuff for your craft hobby.


wow! you are in toronto, never been there before, pray hard i get to go.

hang in there soon will be spring :D

Rob and Mandy said...

Yeah, it's a wonderful place. We used to live nearby, and never got tired of visiting it.

Liudmila said...

What a splendid building! And who could imagine that such beauty is a tomb!!!

I know that there are similar construction in Samarkand (I was not there, my father told me) but I think, those are medrese, schools for "prists".

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

Great use of the arch to frame the scene... It's how I would think too !

snowwhite said...

What a lovely structure it is! It is framed by a beautifully curved gate. Nara had snowfall two times in this month, but here is spring!
Thank you for sharing great blog and photos!!!

Lily Riani said...

Rob and Mandy,

really? you stayed in delhi before? WOW!


i shall google. you just made me curious.


great mind think alike.


thank you for the great comment, appreciate it.

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