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Humayun's Tomb

East Nizamudhin | 5 km (3 mi) southeast of Connaught Pl., New Delhi, India (Minto Road)
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Ranked #5 of 260 Attractions in New Delhi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Gardens
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayunwas, built in the 1500s, was the first of what was to be many tomb and garden complexes in India.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This historic structure is very impressive. It is stated that the construction of teh Taj Mahal was inspired by Humayun's Tomb. Of all the historic sites in New Delhi, this is the most impressive. Do not miss going here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Something you can't miss. Its a great building and it really is worth your time. Inside can be a bit dissapointing but the structure will compensate that.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Humayun's Tomb, by far the most beautiful monument in Delhi, is the first garden tomb in the Indian subcontinent and is considered to be the chief architectural inspiration behind the Taj Mahal. This UNESCO World Heritage site has been witness to many poignant moments in history. Humayun was the first to be buried here in 1556, but the tomb has... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This was a nice place to visit. Just be prepared to walk and climb steep stairs. Also be aware that like other monuments, non-Indian citizens will have to pay and admission price that is 25X the amount for citizens. I went with my family, who are a mixture of Indians/non-Indians and I alone was singled out rather unceremoniously by the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

An oasis of calm and beauty in a busy city. Most definately well worth a visit. A great build up to the Taj Mahal.....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Best place for couples to spend some time in a calm and quiet place. The place is usually not much crowded on week days but on weekends, this place gathers a lot of attention. Overall A nice place to enjoy some quality time with friends and family.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

This was the tomb of the second Mogul Emperor of India built by his widdow 1569 - 70. Situated in beautiful gardens with many other tombs nearby. Worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

this was one of the monuments we visited (early one morning) on a whistle stop tour of Delhi and loved the peaceful setting for this stunning piece of architecture.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

The tomb of Isa Kahn and Humayun are on the same property and although they are crumbling, the architecutre is beautiful to see. There isn't much to do other than walk through/around and view a small expo of history of the excavation, but it is a nice place to spend about an hour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

One of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Located in a silent garden - away from the city's chaos. Delhi can be extremely hot, so better to keep a bottle of water and a hat while walking to the tomb.

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