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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 262 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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Table View, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is part of a much bigger complex and the tomb is huge. It is built using red sandstone and is definitely worth the visit. Entry fee is 250 inr per person.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

It is located near the crossing of Mathura road and Lodhi road, this magnificent garden tomb is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India.Humayun Tomb It was built in 1565 A.D. nine years after the death of Humayun, by his senior widow Bega Begam. Inside the walled enclosure the most notable features are the garden squares (chaharbagh) with... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

In terms of sheer excellence, Humayun tomb is the most marvelous monument, built by his widow. Its architecture beauty is worth seeing and the surroundings of the place is sheer beautiful. President Obama visited Humayun tomb as only sight for excursion during his visit to India in 2010. A most lovely place. A must visit for everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Some one visiting to Delhi must visit this place. The total monument is spread over a vast area(appx15-20acres) and totally covered with greenery.The Archeological Survey of India has done a marvelous job to restore the lost glory of the monument.The place reminds every one about the rich culture, architectural excellence and the art of ancient India.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

a great architecture to see, during ur visit to Delhi. Actually Taj Mahal of Agra is designed based on the Humayun's Tomb

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

So cool. Although foreigners have to pay more to get in, the architecture was beautiful. Great picnic spot for local public. Don't go venturing into the dark insides of the tomb. There are bats there. The historical sight is not being well maintained

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Entry fee is INR 250 for foreigners. Can appreciate the detailed planning that went into the construction. The amazing symmetry is evident everywhere. Can imagine the kind of lifestyle the royalties had given their tombs was of this scale and grandour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

this tomb is known to be the inspiration to Taj Mahal.Dont miss the other tomb (Tomb and mosque of Isa Khan)on the right as you enter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

this tomb is known to be the inspiration to Taj Mahal.Dont miss the other tomb (Tomb and mosque of Isa Khan)on the right as you enter.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Humayun's tomb is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun's first wife Bega Begum in 1569-70, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, a Persian architect chosen by Bega Begum The location chosen for the building on the bank of the Yamuna river adjoins the shrine of an important Sufi Chistiyya order... More

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