Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Afsarwala Tomb and Mosque: structural admiration

March 17, 2012

Once we reached Humayun's Tomb, we didn't go into the complex immediately. Instead, we sat on the grass in the adjoining park and enjoyed our biscuits, banana and ice cream!

 After getting rested, we queued for the entrance ticket. It's Rs. 250 for foreigners and maybe Rs. 10 or 20 for Indians. Just after the entrance, another tomb area is being restored.  If my memory serves me right, it's Isa Khan's Tomb and Mosque.

Afsarwala Mosque from the North Gate of Arab Sarai (resthouse)
Anyway, you'll immediately see the West Gate of Humayun's tomb after some more walking. But, I think we just didn't feel like visiting Humayun yet (save the best for last!) so we went through another gate on the right instead. It's the Arab Sarai gate, where craftsmen who were building Humayun's tomb were housed. This way is leading to the Afsarwala Mosque and Tomb.

Platform where the Afsarwala Tomb and Mosque
Complex was built upon
 Afsarwala Tomb actually means "Officer's Tomb". The Afsarwala Tomb and Mosque is situated at the southwest end of the Humayun's Tomb Complex. The tomb is dated 1566-67. The Mosque is assumed to be built at the same or not so different time. 

One of my fave shots, evuuur!

Indians are touring and taking pictures too!

From the left side of the garden, where flowers are falling

Taking the center stage

Right side of the garden, under the tree where Julie was resting;
the shade was indeed a comfort from the blazing heat

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