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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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As featured in 3 days in New Delhi
Ranked #5 of 259 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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

I was very impressed by this building. It is an old structure built by mughals in memory of their king. All the area is very neat and clean. The greenery all over the complex gives boost to the beauty of this red stone structure

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Denver, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

I was barely there for two days in Delhi and this was one of the most memorable places i visited in the city. The architecture is beautiful and the main gate itself was so impressive and welcoming. The area around the place is quite peaceful and beautiful with the gardens and the tombs. It is actually a complex that not... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We went during sunset and we were able to explore on our own. It was amazing. A sight to behold. It was not too crowded and there was enough to read in order to be educated on what we were looking at in order to appreciate it's significance. Definitely something to see while in New Delhi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Perhaps because this was one of the first places I visited on my two week trip to India I have an over-inflated opinion of it, but I must say I found Isa Khan's Tomb and its garden one of the most magical spots of my whole trip. Humayun's Tomb was also fantastic. Don't overlook the opportunity to visit these places... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Can't understand how can these moguls create so beautiful structures in all the places. This one is no less than anything else. I loved this as well as the buildings nearby very much..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Beautiful place to visit, as it was my second day in Delhi I still had not adjusted to the heat coming from winter so it was unbearably hot that I had to cut it short, as you enter and turn left you are able to walk atop the building, recommend that just be careful as the steps are very steep!... More

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Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

This sort of reminds me of a red sandstone of the Taj Mahal. The attention to detail is impressive like so many tombs and attractions you'll see in India. Again, drink lots of water because the heat will take all your energy. I believe the fee is about 350INR. While there's hustle and bustle going on outside in the city,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Good place for pics and very pretty. Worth the visit, nice to walk around, make sure to walk around for a while. Very hot in July! Rickshaws right outside will over charge you.

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M-Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

This was ordered by Humayun's wife Bega Begum, to be built for his tomb. This place is made on nice architectural red sandstone. It was built prior to the Taj Mahal and this is where the Taj was inspired from. Took 14 years to build, with thousands of workers working by hand.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

best building in delhi..so beautiful and peaceful...lot of greenery..amazing architecture nice work..

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