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The Emperor Humayun's Garden Tomb

Wall Mosque

The South Gate

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.

Illustrations

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Building Plan of The Wall Mosque
Building Plan of the South Gate
the South Gate
The Transition from the South Gate to Garden to Tomb
the South Gate
The Chadar and Fountain that Greets Those that Enter Through the South Gate

Additional Information

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Garden Plan The Hammam Hammam Well Nizamuddin West Gate Grave Platform Baradari NE Well SE Well Wall Wall Wall Wall Wall Wall Wall Home SW Well Tomb Plan Tomb Fountain Fountain Fountain Chadars Tanks and Channels Water Water Water Water Chadars Chadars Tanks and Channels Chadars Chadars Tanks and Channels Tanks and Channels Tanks and Channels Tanks and Channels Water Tanks and Channels Water Water Water Water Water Water Water Water Water Water Water Water Water Water Chadars Chadars Wall Mosque Barber's Tomb Nila Gumbad Wall South Gate Fountain South Gate Chadars Tree Platform