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Address: East Nizamudhin | Opp Nizamuddin Mosque, New Delhi 110 013, India
Phone Number: +91 11 2335 6080
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: This tomb, built in 1570, is of particular cultural significance as it was...
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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A walk back in Time.

Enjoy the protocol of adhereing to the custom of dressing modestly. Follow the steep staircase up to where one removes their footwear and dons a robe to continue through the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Enjoy the protocol of adhereing to the custom of dressing modestly. Follow the steep staircase up to where one removes their footwear and dons a robe to continue through the archway and embrace this magnificent holy relic. Take in the immense size of the open area and step up to where the mughals once prayed and stay silent and listen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Qualifier: we visited this spot before 8am and out of season. If you arrive in Delhi on an early train (Nizamudin Station is particularly close), as we did, or find yourself wired after a redeye flight then this is the perfect distraction for an hour or so. Historically, this is the precursor to the celebrated Taj Mahal but, clearly, much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Humayun's Tomb is the final resting place for Humayun, the 2nd Mughal Emperor. It was the first garden tomb in India and a key influence to the Taj Mahal.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

One of the beautiful place in Delhi. Lovely architecture work. Many guides are available to explain the history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This place is very quiet. Not too many tourists come here. Very clean and beautiful. The architectures are just magnificent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

To capture the Sun from the porch up there is a great experience here. Relatively small (area wise) it is another architectural marble you would like to capture in memory!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Few people talk about this site in the same breath as the Taj Mahal but it is architecturally impressive and the actual blueprint for the Taj ! Guides are available to help explain the area and the buildings all have clear english informative signs - this is a must visit in new Delhi

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It is a nicely maintained place that talks about the Mughal glory. Alongwith Humayun, there are many other tombs of his sons, wives, ministers. The place is calm and serene and peaceful. There is a small mobile sovenier shop too at the entrance. There is a mosque too in the premises, also ruins of an old inn.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The folks I spoke to opined that Humayun's tomb is mostly just a mini Taj Mahal. I think it's much more than that. It's actually a significant complex of ancient tombs and other buildings that tell the tale of the early Mughals. It was more pleasant to walk around Hamayun's tomb than the Taj or many other parts of Delhi.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

HT is one of the best example of Art and Architecture. The natural beauty of this place makes you fall in love with it. The view from the top is just beautiful. U can almost catch a glimpse of Delhi! good place for love birds :D

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