We arrived at Humayun’s tomb at 5:40AM, we knew since it is a ASI (Archeological Survey of India) protected monument, we would only be let inside, once the sunrise occurs.
However the fate wasn’t on our side as the ASI appointed ticket clerk didn’t arrive at time and the private security guards there were in no mood to let us inside, till he did. So instead of wasting our time, arguing with them, I decided to photograph the beautiful garden around Humayun’s Tomb, through the Iron Gate and was treated with one of the most colorful sunrise of my life:
Finally at 7:30AM, the clerk arrived and after purchasing tickets, we were let inside. By that time majority of the spectacular light was gone, however the Humayun’s Tomb still looked spectacular.
Gate to Humayun’s Tomb
After about an hour and a half, we decided to head back home as the condition were starting to get hazy and sunlight harsh. While going out, we encountered many tourists, heading inside. I couldnâ€™t help but feel, what a mistake they were making by arriving at a time when the true beauty of Humayun’s Tomb wouldn’t be reveled to them.
If you too are planning to visit Humayun’s Tomb, then please do that either in the morning or during evening, when lighting makes this beautiful mausoleum appear even grander and is perfect for photography.
Humayun’s Tomb tourist information:
Humayun’s Tomb is located right next to the Nizamuddin Railway Station and is hence well connected by public transport to the rest of the city.
Like all ASI protected monuments, Humayun’s Tomb is open from sunrise to sunset.
Entrance fee: Rs. 10 for Indians and tourists from SAARC nations and Rs. 250 (US$ 5) for rest.