On our second to last day in Delhi, we visited the Humayan Tombs.
As we are travelling on a budget, Ed refused to take the rickshaw the whole way, from main bazaar street, by New Delhi station to Humayan tombs, further south.
We had been using the metro line since we arrived in Delhi so had gotten pretty used to it by this point.
As there is no metro stop near the Humayan tombs, we took the blue metro line from Rajiv Chowk to Pragati Maidan, and then rickshawed from there.
Entrance to Humayan tombs was 1100 INR for 2 people. There was no queue to get in so we were through the gates in no more than 5 minutes.
We spent about 2 hours wandering the grounds and taking photos. It was super hot that day so we struggled to stay any longer.
We would definitely recommend buying some water before entering. There are a few food and drink carts on the side of the road by the entrance before you go in.
We ended up taking a rickshaw from Humayan tombs back to Connaught Place for 100 INR. Which was very cheap. However we promised to stop off at the drivers souvenir shop and look around in exchange for the reduced price.
He took us to a high end indoor bazaar, where we were greeted by rolls and rolls of hand knotted patterned carpets.
We were given a demonstration of how they were made whilst sipping on some fresh chai tea, cold water and munching some biscuits.
Although we didn’t buy anything, we took the business card, as the craftsmanship was truly beautiful. Definitely worth the investment some day in the future.