Humayun's Tomb
Humayun's Tomb
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This tomb, built in 1570, is of particular cultural significance as it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. It inspired several major architectural innovations, culminating in the construction of the Taj Mahal and many other Mughal architecture and garden complexes in India.
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  • Crickette
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect visit with the right tour guide
    Simply incredible! We hired Rakesh Sharma, a tour guide at the gate who had retired from the Archaeological Survey of India. He was very knowledgeable and communicated well in excellent English. I wish we had found him earlier as he could have shown us everything we wanted to see in and around Delhi
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written June 26, 2023
  • dashiel09
    London, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful surprise in Delhi - the blueprint for the Taj
    A really excellent and unexpected delight in Delhi - clear to see how this was a blueprint for the Taj Mahal and in many ways this is a preferable visit to its vastly more famous ancestor along the river. We arrived at about 4pm and it was quite quiet, the gardens were tranquil and well maintained and the buildings incredible. Highly recommend a guide to unlock the deeper meanings of the fusion of Islamic / Buddhist and Christian iconography around the tomb itself. We had a wonderful gentleman with a red beard called Ishrat who really made a huge difference.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written September 5, 2023
  • Andythebaggie
    Birmingham, United Kingdom3,103 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Much more than a Taj Mahal predecessor!
    Humayun’s tomb was a pleasant surprise on our sight seeing in Delhi. It was thronged with hundreds of enthusiastic and smart schoolchildren, who much to our surprise loved chatting to us and taking selfies! This is a large site accessed through extensive well kept gardens. There are plenty of subsidiary buildings in the park to explore if you have time. The main buildings upper levels are accessed via steep and large steps, from the top there are fine views. The tomb is mostly red sandstone though there is plenty of marble, and intriguingly a couple of Stars of David above the main entrance. Inside it’s cool with plenty of marble work including screens and the tombs themselves which are in several rooms. Well worth a visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 1, 2023
  • BOJOThomas
    Bridgend, United Kingdom76 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simply stunning
    I don’t think anyone can prepare you for what you will see when visiting Humayun’s Tomb. The whole place is truly magnificent. As others have said ticket prices vary for foreigners and Indians. Buying tickets online can allow fast entry but if you go early in the morning there won’t be any queues. Once you enter you can be there from sunrise to sunset. There are other tombs in the same complex and all worth seeing. We went just after sunrise on a weekday. We took an Uber and it was very convenient. The place was deserted. Lots and lots of birds. Peacocks roam around freely. Woodpeckers peck the palm trees. Kingfishers sit on the edge of the shallow pools being renovated. It is clear extensive renovation is being done and ground work being laid for what is to come. We did not hire a guide. I think it’s best to read up online and then read the placards in front of each building - you are likely to learn more about the place this way. The place has sooooo much history. Sunder nursery which is a garden is also next door to but entry fees apply. We had a wonderful day out.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 13, 2023
  • JohnRegoPark
    Rego Park, New York1,233 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A grand tomb that prefigures the Taj
    This massive tomb is set in a lovely series of gardens. It rises majestically on a plateau and dominates everything around it. The interior is mostly empty although you can see the grave itself, and smaller grants in other rooms. There is a charge to enter, and a parking lot is nearby. The lot fills up quickly and isn't big. I suggest an early entry and exit.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written November 4, 2023
  • rashmi r
    New Delhi, India103 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful monument
    I was lucky to visit the tomb with a Anoushka Jain, the founder of reseach and heritage organization ENROUTE INDIAN HISTORY . I was amazed at her knowledge of indian history as she took us around explaining every detail right from the stones and the symbols used on the walls to the empereors and their family members that laid buried there. She answered all the questions on how the surrounding place evolved over the years to what grew in the gardens. It was truly a wonderful experience . Will be going to more heritage walks with her groups.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written November 11, 2023
  • Kukku
    Kerala, India1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is a must-see destination while visiting Delhi.
    Predecessor to the famous Taj Mahal Humayun's Tomb is an example of Mughal garden tomb. Impressive, delightful architecture, amazing artistic details. Spend a couple of hours here strolling and enjoying the beauty of this architectural complex
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written November 22, 2023
  • Abovetheclouds
    2,062 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting.
    Read up before you go or take a guide as you will otherwise just look. There is the main tomb but other areas as well. The architecture and detail is outstanding. A lot to see but very busy. There is a small exhibition which is very interesting if you wish to learn more. Highly recommend.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written January 3, 2024
  • 83lovetotravel
    560 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well maintained and great place to visit if cannot do red fort
    Nominal Ticketed entry for this well kept monument. Do read up on history and architecture before you head out or get guide to help explain. They open at 7am so if it’s summer time, head out right when they open to beat the rush and heat. No food allowed inside. Fantastic picture opportunities at so many locations. The architecture is still preserved well. You will get to see parrots as well. Takes around 2-3 hours to cover everything at leisure and take pictures.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written January 5, 2024
  • Debashis T
    Dehradun, India2,261 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t miss it
    A remarkable Mughal archaeological wonder in Delhi, the Humayun's Tomb is an expansive site that requires ample time for exploration. It is advisable to bring a water bottle along, as the area is vast, and you may find yourself engaged in considerable walking. Convenient parking facilities are available, and ride-sharing services like Ola and Uber can drop you off right at the gate. Entrance to this historical marvel comes at a modest fee of Rs. 40 for Indian visitors. The site is a photographer's delight, offering numerous picturesque angles. Upon entering, consider veering either to the right or left side of the well-maintained lawn to capture the tomb from a unique perspective. This method allows for a comprehensive view of the entire tomb, rather than a standard shot from the center. Inside the tomb lie the resting places of Emperor Humayun and his wife. The solemnity of this sacred space adds a profound historical depth to your visit. Additionally, the complex houses smaller yet exquisitely crafted tombs that are worth exploring, contributing to the overall charm of the site. Ensure you allocate sufficient time to appreciate the intricate details and historical significance embedded within this Mughal masterpiece.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written January 8, 2024
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mel7155
Singapore, Singapore1,327 contributions
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Jun 2024 • Couples
Great place to visit . Entrance fee is about US$7 where you can buy online. A suggestion is to visit in the mornings so that you get the whole place to yourself .

There are some impressive and simple exhibits that highlight of the history as well as some of the artifacts that are quite informative . Good to spend about 30-45 minutes in this attraction before moving on to other sites . As it opens s at sunrise and during summer , Great plan to see this site together with Qutub Minor before 0800hrs to escape the sunlight !
Written June 13, 2024
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Traveveller00849
Raipur, India70 contributions
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Mar 2024 • Family
Humayun's Tomb Simply incredible! beautiful. The structure was built in memory of Humayun by his son, the great emperor Akbar. The monument itself stands high wide terraced platform. This place worth a visit if you are visiting Delhi
Written June 7, 2024
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andal03
Darien, CT312 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Couples
Definitely worth seeing, just amazing the Tombs they built so many years ago. I do wish they would maintain these places a bit better.
Written May 26, 2024
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Sakura Hoshi
New York City, NY14 contributions
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Mar 2024 • Couples
One of the best places to visit in Delhi. There are beautiful gardens and intricate designs on the walls. It's a peaceful place where you can walk around and take cool pictures. If you're ever in Delhi, don't miss it!
Written May 23, 2024
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khusistraveller
Rajasthan, India20 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Family
Humayun's Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Delhi, is a magnificent example of Mughal architecture and a precursor to the Taj Mahal. Built in 1570 by Empress Bega Begum, this stunning red sandstone and white marble mausoleum is set amidst lush, symmetrical Charbagh gardens. Its serene ambiance offers a peaceful retreat from the bustling city, making it ideal for leisurely strolls and photography. The intricate carvings, grand domes, and historical significance make it a must-visit for history and architecture enthusiasts, offering a profound glimpse into the grandeur of the Mughal era.
Written May 22, 2024
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Abhinav Karanwal
Mussoorie, India126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
The most beautiful tomb that I have even been . Looks like Taj .. must must visit if you are in Delhi ... the place is maintained very well.
Written May 19, 2024
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Priscilla B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
I have visited this UNESCO heritage site along with my college group. It was really an amazing experience. One should must visit Humayun if they visit India.
Written May 14, 2024
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland10,876 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Solo
Without a doubt, my absolute highlight of my few days in Delhi, I just loved this gem of a place.
Only restored since 2011 this beautiful set of 16th century tombs and mausoleums is a must see.
A haven of peace in the heart of a throbbing metropolis, I just loved wandering around the complex if tombs and gardens. It's so peaceful, so majestic and a total surprise!
Written April 25, 2024
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R G
Dublin, Ireland1,028 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Humayun’s tomb was the first of the grand mausoleums built and laid the architectural style foundation for the Taj Mahal some 80 years later , it sets one up for a visit to the Taj Mahal.
Written April 18, 2024
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Climber45547606428
Anantapur District, India7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Amazing museum and super place super floor lights doors sculptures and all are fantastic fabulous 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩
Written April 11, 2024
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