A photo essay that takes a close look at the newly-renovated Sunder Nursery which is next door to Humayun’s tomb.
New Delhi: A short distance away from Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi, one of the most popular tourist sites in the country, lies a lesser known heritage site — the Sunder Nursery built around the Batashewala complex. The UNESCO declared Sunder Nursery a world heritage site in 2016.
The Sunder Nursery consists of six monuments spread around a 90-acre piece of land.
The nursery is a part of the Humayun’s Tomb complex, and was in a derelict condition until 2007, when The Aga Khan Trust for Culture undertook a massive renewal project.
It took the Trust ten years to fix the site and it was finally opened to the public last month on 21 February, 2018.
Unlike how the Archeological Survey of India renovates monuments, the Aga Khan Trust even took on the beautification of the entire area around the complex, including the historic Nizamuddin Basti.
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