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Emperor Humayun's Garden Tomb

Wall Mosque

The South Gate

The South Gate is a quartzite darwaza with red sandstone dressing.1 S.A.A. Naqvi continues his description.

[The South Gate is] 52 feet high, stands on a podium approached by a flight of five steps from the old road level and is double-storyed. The ground floor comprises a central octagonal domed hall with rectangular wings; the first floor consists of square and oblong rooms. The outer angles are adorned with octagonal pinnacles topped with lotus design. The gate is flanked externally by seven-walls with arched recesses.2

The South Gate was the original and intended ceremonial entrance to Humayun's Garden Tomb.3


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

2. ibid., 7.

3. Catherine B. Asher, Architecture of Mughal India (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992), 45.

Illustrations

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

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 Water Channels and Pools Wall Mosque Barber's Tomb Nila Gumbad Wall South Gate Fountain South Gate Chadars Tree Platform