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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 #2 of 260 attractions in New Delhi
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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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Camberley, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

Visited as part of tour by Imagine India. Great architecture and part of the history linked to Taj Mahal. Book worth reading for story of this time is A Teardrop on cheek of Time by Diana and Michael Preston

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

This mausoleum is very impressive - we spent an enjoyable hour just walking around the Tomb and in the gardens- definitaley worth a visit when in Delhi

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ATL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

The recently restored mausoleum of the popular Mughal emperor is a landmark that demonstrates the advanced architectural abilities of the Mughal empire. The main monument and the surrounding gardens and ancillary monuments are to be enjoyed over a couple of hours at least. In the summer time, it may be advisable to visit early or wear the appropriate attire. There... More

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London
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Humayun’s Tomb is the final resting place of the Mughal emperor Humayun. Created by a Persian architect, it was the first garden tomb on the Indian sub-continent, pre-dating even the Taj Mahal in Agra, and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. The entire complex comprises the tombs of not only Humayun himself but those of his family and significant... More

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

As we have a week before we visit the Taj Mahal we decided to visit Humyun's Tomb. This is we are told the inspiration of the Taj. The site is entered through a portal whose style mimics the tomb. When you see the tomb in front of you, you realize how it inspired the Taj. It's dome and building does... More

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Once you enter the Tomb your first impression is whether yu are visiting Humayun Tomb or Taj Mahal it looks like a replica of Taj but in different colors. The walk upto the Tomb is beautiful greenery all around and good path way. It reminds you of the rich heritage the Mughals had and the architecture of that ear was... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This place is far from the city humdrum and I feel solace there amidst green surroundings. It is a huge ancient artistic tomb spread in a vast area which shines and appears best around 5 to 6 pm when the sun shine turns into golden tone.

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Another example of very impressive Indian history. A MUST in any visit to Delhi. Should be visited early as it gets quite crowded with school children later.

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

my first day in Delhi, I found this to be such a peaceful place. A great introduction into the beauty that I would discover throughout India

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Madrid
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

A slightly smaller version of the Taj Mahal, but well worth the visit for its beautifully maintained gardened walkways! An extremely romantic way to start (or finish off) your trip to Delhi!

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