As clear as it is from the name of the monument, it is a place where the main tomb of The Great Emperor; Humayun, encompassed. It is built by Humayun’s first wife Empress Bega Begum, who was also known as Haji Begum in late sixteenth century in Delhi, India. The architects were persian and chosen by herself; Mirak Mirza Ghiyas and his son Sayyid Muhammad.

The Humayun’s tomb became the first tomb with a garden on the entire Indian subcontinent and was declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1933. The tomb also includes many other monuments encompassing the tombs of Bega Begum herself, Hamida Begum and other many relevant successing Mughals. The other monuments that surrounds the Humayun’s Tomb are Tomb and Mosque of Isa Khan, Bu Halima’s Tomb and Garden, Afsarwala Tomb and Mosque, Arab Sarai, Nila Gumbad, Chillah Nizamuddin Aulia and Barber’s Tomb. This presence of such amount of monuments for different purpose shows the richness of the historical background of the Humayun’s Tomb.

The architecture is purely Islamic styled designed by Persian and Mughals. The north Indian states ruled through many cultures and showing a green light to the Indo-Islamic architecture. The mixture of the prevailing and the new style gave rise to the employment of arcuate style of construction. Mughal patronage included the Indian architecture with the Islamic and gave a decorative balconies, kiosks and developed a distinct Mughal Architecture Style, given as a legacy for around 400 years. The combination of red sandstone and white marble makes it worth visiting. It also has a double layered dome and char bagh garden, structure defined as the Paradise Garden according to Islam.

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Positive Points:

1. Hereditary Place

Humayun tomb is a souvenir of love. A love occupied in marriage, showered by a wife for her late husband as a memento. This history of the marital love makes the place exclusive for the pre wedding shoots and gives a sense of commitment.

2. Location

It is situated in the capital itself, hence deducting the issue of travel and the time consumed by it. The shoot can be done easily in a few hours or maximum a day.

3. Beautiful Surrounding

The Humayun Tomb is surrounded by garden area and other monuments. Giving the availability of different backgrounds for the shoot. The different architectural structures adds a variety to the album.

4. Negligible Costs

The cost is just the price of entry ticket which was taken for the entry. Other than that there are no additional charges for the shoot which makes it quite affordable and just a place to click pictures.

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Negative Points:

1.Only still photography

Being under the surveillance of Archaeological Survey of India, the videography is not allowed. Also for the photoshoot, none of the equipments other than the camera including gimbal, tripods, LED lights, etc. are not allowed which is in fact the worst of the negatives.

2. No props

Just like the backdrops, props are also not allowed at the location that leads to simple shots and not much of the deviations.


3. Unavailability of changing rooms

The changing rooms are not available at Humayun’s Tomb but washrooms. This makes it difficult because couple has to come shoot ready. Unavailability of changing rooms lessens the change in the dresses as the couple has to leave Humayun’s Tomb for it and it will leads to a wastage of time in travelling and a pause in the shoot.

4. No Privacy

Humayun’s Tomb is one of the places included in Delhi Tourism and hence visited by a lot of local wanderers and the tourists that fills the place almost every day of the week. It happens to compromise the privacy of the couple and their shoot.

5. No Drone Camera

With many restrictions on the shoot and the hereditary acknowledgement to the history of India, the drone cameras and shooting via them is not allowed by the Archaeological Survey of India.

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Pricing and the Essentials-

As the price is just the entry ticket, we conclude to put Humayun’s Tomb in the category of unpaid shoot locations keeping in mind that it is just for still photography.

It is located opposite the Nizamuddin Dargah in Nizamuddin East, New Delhi. For more location info click on the following link of Google Maps : The Humayun’s Tomb .

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Best Time and Favourable Months

Late afternoon is the best time to visit Humayun’s tomb all through the year. But to witness best of Humayun’s Tomb, you must visit between October to March. These are months when the climate is pleasant and you won’t feel too uncomfortable.

Overall Review by Video Tailor-

Taking all the good points and the negative points in the view we would say that Humayun’s Tomb is preferable in case the clients are looking for hassle free, simple and pocket friendly places for their photo shoots because video making is not allowed and it gives an inflexible shoot of the couple. That is as simple as the nature yet astonishing.

Video Tailor Tip and Rating-

Humayun’s Tomb though having inflexibility issues is better than the similar kind of archaeological monuments having the same issues with the shoots and the restrictions. It has wider space and also various monuments that can be used as the backgrounds. The ethnic dresses go with the surroundings and the atmosphere, thus prescribed by us, but please avoid hot summer days.

On the accounts of the pros and the cons we give Humayun’s Tomb a rating of 3.0 out of 5.0 for the pre wedding shoot.