Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi has been suggested as an alternative attraction to the popular Taj Mahal.

A list of alternative tourist attractions has been suggested for those who want to escape the crowds on their winter breaks.

The Times selected eight famous landmarks and then offered eight alternatives for holidaymakers who are looking for something a little different on their travels.

As one of India’s most iconic locations, the Taj Mahal made the list of popular sights.

Humayun’s Tomb in the suburbs of Delhi is the recommended substitute for its crowded counterpart.

The publication describes it as “a serene shelter from the Delhi storm”, focusing on its delicate stonework and exquisite design.

Built in 1562 for the second Mughal emperor, the red sandstone tomb stands in 30 acres of landscaped gardens and offers a peaceful sightseeing experience.

It was designated a World Heritage site by Unesco in 1993 due to its cultural significance as the first garden tomb on the Indian sub-continent. Unesco also claims that it has inspired other architectural sites, including the Taj Mahal.

Written by Anthony Nicholson

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