Time journey to the Mughal period

A metropolis wealthy in tradition, historical past, structure, meals and plenty of extra, Delhi has quite a few historic relics and structure

Tareq Onu

15 December, 2021, 10:45 am

Final modified: 15 December, 2021, 01:30 pm

The tomb of Mohammed Isa Khan, an Afghan noble, on the entrance of Maqbara-i-Humayun. Picture: Ashraf Uddin Ahmed


The tomb of Mohammed Isa Khan, an Afghan noble, on the entrance of Maqbara-i-Humayun. Picture: Ashraf Uddin Ahmed

Delhi is a metropolis like no different. It has seen extra dynasties, emperors and overseas rulers than most historic cities of the world. 

It’s a metropolis of surprise the place you possibly can all the time discover one thing new to be amazed of. 

For guests, it’s all the time tough to decide on among the many many sights of Delhi, particularly in the case of the sphere of historical past, structure, meals, tradition and fashionable, taking place issues.

Through the Covid-19 lockdown, the Indian capital was closed for a lot of weeks and now it’s slowly opening up. 

I’ve been visiting Delhi for the final 20 years and all the time discovered one of the best ways to start out exploring it’s by visiting the ‘Maqbara-i-Humayun’ or the Mughal emperor Humayun’s tomb. 

It opens early within the morning, so you possibly can keep away from crowds and discover one of many best architectures of the Mughal period. 

It was commissioned and constructed with the cash and design of Humayun’s first spouse Bega Begum and was inaugurated in 1558. 

Some name it the primary fusion of Persian and Mughal structure. Actually, this big surprise product of pink sandstone is usually thought because the inspiration behind constructing the Taj Mahal. 

What I like most about this place is that within the morning, you possibly can really feel the ambiance that was 100 years in the past. Furthermore, the gardens are nice and you too can see many species of birds right here. 

At its entrance, there may be one other tomb that’s 20 years older and belongs to Mohammed Isa Khan who was an Afghan noble.

The following attraction in Delhi is none aside from the Qutub Minar and the mysterious iron pillar subsequent to it. 

This 238 toes tall virtually 1000 years previous minar has been the witness of transferring time on this evergreen metropolis. 

There are just a few different sights. together with the grave and beautifully carved stone pillars. 

Ashoka Pillar. Picture: Ashraf Uddin Ahmed

Ashoka Pillar. Photo: Ashraf Uddin Ahmed

Ashoka Pillar. Picture: Ashraf Uddin Ahmed

The iron pillar was as soon as believed to be an Ashoka Pillar, which is sort of 2000 years previous. It has remained intact and exhibits the grasp work of the traditional Indian metalsmiths. 

The Qutub Minar itself is a surprise and may make you speechless with its stunning and ideal structure and design.

Karim’s. Picture: Ashraf Uddin Ahmed

Karim’s. Picture: Ashraf Uddin Ahmed

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