Nila Gumbad reunited with the Humayun’s Tomb complex

After nearly nine years, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) has been able to close the 15-feet-wide road that cuts through the complex, leading to isolation and decay of the blue tomb.

Nila Gumbad - AKTC - Humayun Tomb Complex
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“In the 1980s, Nila Gumbad was segregated from Humayun’s Tomb when a trunk sewer line was laid. Restoring the linkage required years of negotiation with over a dozen agencies.

Over 200 squatters were relocated and AKTC had to build an alternate one kilometre road.

Several decades later, it is a matter of great satisfaction that the integrity of the world heritage site has been restored.”

– Ratish Nanda, Conservation architect and AKTC Project Director

Nila Gumbad, the beautiful blue-tiled tomb, has finally been reunited with the Humayun’s Tomb complex. After nearly nine years, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) has been able to close the 15-feet-wide road that cuts through the complex, leading to isolation and decay of the blue tomb.

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