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.
Abduazizovich, Rahimov Laziz. "The Mausoleum Of Humayun." International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research 5, (July 2016): 209-14.
Naqvi, S.A.A. Humayun's Tomb and Other Adjacent Monuments. Calcutta: Government of India, 1947.
Parodi, Laura E. "The Posthumous Portrait of â€˜Hadrat Jannat Ashiyaniâ€™: Dynastic, Saintly, and Literary Imagery in the Tomb of Humayun." Islamic Art 6, (2009): 129-58. On page 130, Parodi makes an interesting observation about approaching the West Gate.