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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 #4 of 261 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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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful tomb after tajmahal, although its look like tajmahal just with red stones. Its very peaceful and have awesome gardens where one can sit and relax. tomb is grand and beautiful and all carved windows making it so much great and visit it in afternoon you can get awesome sun light effects from all front windows. If... More

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east coast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Well-restored 16th century Mughal mausoleum of marble and sandstone. Beautiful garden setting with additional buildings - some under restoration.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The tomb was just so grand that one can't believe that they can construct such Ain those days. It reflects the glory of those days.

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Breda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Humayun's tomb remains a wonderful place to visit while in New Delhi. The sprawling grounds create a sense of being away from the big city. Even the smaller monuments within the grounds offer wonderful architecture. Most importantly, it offers insight into the Mogul history of India. It's unfortunate that after the arduous process and expense of obtaining a tourist visa... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

nice place to visit we we went with our children so we didnt mange to see every thing but lot off histry on the mogul empire

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

well you thought Taj Mahal is unique? Think again :) After seeing Humayun's Tomb, you understand that it was actually inspired by Humayun's Tomb. You can say this is Taj Mahal's grandfather, which is built from red sandstone instead of white marble, smaller and less preserved. A great place to take photos with green grass.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

An excellent example of Urban Renewal in Delhi, this UNESCO World Heritage Site was an architectural revelation. There are two parts to the site and both are a delight if you are charmed by architecture. The gardens of the Tomb are wonderful too and one can easily laze around getting an eyeful of the Mughal architecture. It will remind you... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Well worth visiting. The gardens are peaceful and the tomb complex is impressive. An important piece of history in Delhi.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Lot of history and very well maintained. I would suggest you read about the place before visiting, adds to expereince

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LEWISBURG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Great architecture, recently revovated, in a serene, pretty setting. An excellent precursor to a visit to the Taj Mahal.

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