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Delhi : Arab-Sarai in Humayun Tomb Complex

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Arab-Sarai is in the Humayun Tomb Complex, which is located near Sunder Nursery and Sabz Burj on the Mathura Road, the closest railway station being Hazrat Nizammuddin.

 The Arab Sarai Gate was built in 1560-61 AD.
Historical facts of Arab-Sarai
The 14 metre high gateway led to the walled enclosure which housed the Persian craftsmen who came here to build Humayun's Tomb. The Red Sandstone and White Marble inlay work add a striking touch to the gateway, though it was built by Delhi quartzite stone.
Wooden door at Arab-Sarai
The wooden darwaza at the entrance is huge and worth seeing. Seen plenty of them on forts in Maharashtra. It houses a small chor darwaza, for individual persons to pass by, main darwaza only be be opened during ceremonies. The iron on the door is rusted. 
Rooms for the craftsmen
All that remains are just ruins of rooms where the craftsmen used to stay,  they worked on making of Humayun's Tomb. 


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