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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 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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Sheffield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I liked the peacefulness of the gardens and the wonderful details in the buildings. It was lovely watching the local families playing games in the gardens.

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Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A pleasant enough couple of hours exploring the grounds but the buildings were not as grand as we expected.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

While I was a student of Architecture I was often told by a professor that the Humayun's tomb was a much better proportioned building than the Taj Mahal and got ignored mainly because it wasn't clad in marble. That's probably a matter of opinion but this really is a very beautiful structure. I last visited it in the middle of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

please do your research before coming to this tomb, as although the building itself is well worth the visit, knowing the history behind it gives you a sense of what you are walking around and why it is there. dont discount this attraction if its the first or the last on your list for the day, as you will mesmerised... More

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Must advise all to be very careful with the guides .Knowledge level of each guide is difficult to gauge .You might get from an absolute knowledgeable to an absolute idiot depending on your luck .

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My recommendation? please do some research and read a bunch of books before traveling to India... this was one of my favorite places in Delhi. Very photogenic and simply gorgeous. Highly recommended if you're in Delhi.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The complex contains many water features, a significant number of which are functioning. This provides several fountains and pools in which reflections of the tomb are seen. The best time to go is late afternoon, since that puts the sun over your right shoulder as you look at the tomb from the main approach.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Restored very intelligently. Loved the surrounding approach and gardens. The moghuls have done their part in atleast beautifying this place.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Well, This was completely a surprise. We never had this in plan and since it was a monday, all the musemus were closed. So we that we will give this a shot...! But thank god we did!!! This is such a mezmerizing place where u can feel that something out of bloom from complete chaos of the city. They have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This place was amazing the buildings are beautiful. To me it was a small Taj Mahal. Totally worth a visit. Bring water or a snack as there is very little in the area. There is a fee to enter.

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