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Romance Delhi in rains, far away from the madding crowds

1 July 2021

People in Delhi wanting to venture out, to relax and yet stay safe, can give the crowded markets and malls a miss by heading to some lesser known historical monuments in the city. There is much to see, including the historical richness of places such as Pir Ghaib, Adham Khan’s Tomb, Isa Khan’s Tomb, Adilabad Fort and Feroz Shah Kotla Fort. Dedicated to Isa Khan Niyazi, a minister of Sher Shah Suri in the 16th century, Humayun’s Tomb Complex at Nizamuddin East will delight history buffs. “Isa Khan’s tomb is the most exquisite of the early tombs in the city. Built of red sandstone, it has beautiful tile, plaster and stone work. There is calligraphy on the structure which speaks of Isa Khan, and the ceiling is magnificent,” says Ratish Nanda, from the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.