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The Emperor Humayun's Garden Tomb

Wall Mosque

The West Gate

The West Gate is located at the western end of the east-west axis in line with Humayun's Tomb. This is the current entry gate for tourists. It is a monumental quartzite darwaza with red sandstone dressing.1 The West Gate's western facade reaches out and funnels people into Humayun's Garden Tomb. The eastern facade is designed like a lookout point, with a garden view at three angles.


1. S. A. A. Naqvi, Humayun's Tomb and Adjacent Buildings (Delhi: Government of India Press, 1947), 6.

Illustrations

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the West Gate
Western Facade of the West Gate
Building Plan of the West Gate
Building Plan of the West Gate
the West Gate
The Transition From the West Gate to the Garden to Approach Humayun's Tomb

Additional Information

A formal bibliography is posted on the outline page.
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