The South Gate is a quartzite darwaza with red sandstone dressing.1 Its southern facade has two curling pointed-arch arcade walls that reach out like arms that are ready to gather something in. The South Gate was the original and intended ceremonial entrance to Humayun's Garden Tomb.2 When passing through the north facade of the South Gate, one is greeted by a chadar leading up to a fountain that sparkles in view of southern facade of Humayun's Tomb. This is one of the most beautiful and interesting views at Humayun's Garden Tomb.
1. S. A. A. Naqvi, Humayun's Tomb and Adjacent Buildings (Delhi: Government of India Press, 1947), 6.
2. Catherine Asher, The Architecture of Mughal India (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992), 45.