Humayun's Tomb
Humayun's Tomb
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Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
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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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David D
1,083 contributions
Jan. 2023
Humayun inherited the Mughal Empire, then lost it, fled into exile with his wife and a small group of soldiers, made friends with the Safavid Shah of Persia and traded a priceless diamond for an army, which he then used to take his empire back. He trusted everyone around him and nearly everyone betrayed his trust, but despite his trusting nature, he died the prosperous ruler of one of the largest empires on earth at the time. His wife went on the Haij pilgrimage to Mecca and then built this tomb in his honour from her own treasures.
The tomb complex is also historically important in that it was where the last Mughal Emperor was actually captured by the British in 1857. The tomb complex also houses other tombs, such as those of Isa Khan, who predated Humayun’s rule in Delhi.
Written February 4, 2023
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Ambassador435631
United States11 contributions
Dec. 2022
A very beautiful monument, so huge, the grounds are beautiful as well. We could have easily spent 3-4 hours marvelling at this wonder. Don't miss this!
Written January 23, 2023
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Jan. 2023
Very interesting experience. The area is quite well maintained. Takes around an hour or two to walk around. You can go all the way inside the tomb. Around 50 Rs for locals, 600 Rs for foreigners (I think it's 550 Rs if you buy the ticket online, but I don't know where you can do that). You can take everything with you, there seems to be no restrictions on cameras and bags.

Combined with a visit to the Sunder Nursery across the street, this was a lovely afternoon.
Written January 23, 2023
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Shil P
Chicago, IL67 contributions
Dec. 2022
Such beautiful grounds that we didn't realize the importance of and almost didn't stop to see. I highly recommend paying a little extra for one of the official tour guides. The history of the moghuls who came to India and this site being the inspiration for the Taj Mahal was just amazing. Highly recommend this on your tour of Delhi.
Written January 14, 2023
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Anika S
Navi Mumbai, India3,173 contributions
Dec. 2022 • Family
Humayun's tomb is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun .It is a monument built by his wife in his memory. It is UNESCO world heritage site and was built before the more renowned and another famous Mughal monument Taj Mahal. It's ay Nizamuddin area near the mosque opp Sunder Nursery.
Written December 28, 2022
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Majdalina
3 contributions
Dec. 2022 • Friends
Taj Mahal precursor - with over 100 tombs
Go before 4:00 PM because some gates inside close by 5:00 PM although it remains open to visitors
Written December 19, 2022
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Sarah Afker
Colombo, Sri Lanka235 contributions
Dec. 2022 • Friends
This is a breathtaking mausoleum in the hub of Central Delhi. The architecture is splendid and I would recommend carrying water and being wary of fake guides and pick pocketers.

This is a must see when in Delhi, nothing quite made my trip than the visit to the Humayun's Tomb
Written December 14, 2022
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singhasam
Weymouth, UK3,630 contributions
Nov. 2022
THIS is the tomb of the Mughal emperor Humayun.
It was built in 1570, is the first garden tomb on the Indian sub-continent and the site is a Unesco World Heritage monument.
When you arrive you walk into the site through an archway flanked by trees.
Visitors then walk down a stone drive towards the main tomb area which can be viewed on several levels.
Times are different post-Covid and all the waterways around the site which used to be full are currently empty on Government orders as part of efforts to combat the virus. You have to imagine the tinkle of water or the look of reflections.
The main white marble dome is impressive and rises more than 150ft.
It is possible to climb very steep stone steps to get out on to a terrace overlooking the gardens, but be warned. There are handrails but the climb needs care particularly if you are elderly or disabled.
Inside the main building itself are several tombs with graceful stone and marble work and fretted stone windows.
The structure is a combination of Persian, Turkish and Indian architecture and was commissioned by Humayun's first wife and consort, the Empress Bega Begum.
Keep an eye out when you wander round the gardens because a wealth of birdlife lives there. I even saw a Brown Kite come down to drink at a point where lawns were being watered.
A very peaceful place and well worth a visit.
Written November 20, 2022
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Woodstag
London, UK217 contributions
Oct. 2022
Interesting place to visit and explore this first garden Mughal tomb built in memory of his wife and inspired several major architectural innovations, culminating in the construction of the Taj Mahal and other Mughal architectures. Great place to walk around and having a guide to explain the history.
Written November 17, 2022
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vyasch
Ahmedabad, India393 contributions
Oct. 2022
A different in the line of Mughal monuments, commissioned by a wife in memory of her husband. It gives a little sad feeling when one circles around the tomb.
A very few structure has this good platform. The structure looks the same from all the side, surprisingly and unfortunately.
Had this monument been built in marble, it would have been one of the seven wonders of the world but perhaps, it doesn't have the kind of legends the Taj Mahal has with it.
Written October 30, 2022
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