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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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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Gardens, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Owner description: The tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayunwas, built in the 1500s, was...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Gardens, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

After wandering in wilderness for 25 years, Humayun reoccupied Delhi in the year 1555 AD but he was not destined to rule any longer and died barely six months of his arrival, from a fall in his library, Sher Mandal. Humayun's tomb was built by his widow, Hajji Begum around 1565 AD. The Taj Mahal and many other Mughal buildings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

For us it was probably the best part of our visit to Delhi - loved the place....beautiful and could see where the restoration had taken it. Very well worth the trip in the car to get there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

An impressive monument. Our guide explained the layout and water features that differ between Hindi and Mughal buildings and how the Taj Mahal was an incomplete development of it. The gardens were superb and I really liked the water features and layout. The tomb is elevated and had some 20 or so STEEP steps to get to the tomb level.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Humayun's tomb is one of the historical places of Delhi. I am not interested to visit but it is attracts many visitors every year. Many local school children were there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

An historic site in central Delhi just like the Taj Mahal without the marble and tourists- recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

I was not that interested to visit here. It was the end of my trip and going to a tomb didn't excite me that much. Wow, was I wrong. Humayun's Tomb was the model that was used to build the Taj Mahal. I expected it to be a smaller scale, and it is enormous. The site has several tombs and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

The place is a perfect example of Mughal architecture and you will see why if you have already visited other Mughal era buildings. The place is really well preserved by archaeological survey of India and they are doing very well to project as one of the top tourist destinations in the Capital. I will not even try to compare the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Humayun's tomb is one of the best historical places of India. It is included in UNESCO's world heritage list. Attracts many visitors every year. If you have not visited Humayun's tomb yet then visit this place just once in your life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE and a must to see. Lovely architecture. It was our introduction to an India filled with temples and palaces unlike anything we had experienced before.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

Recently renovated with a grant from the Aga Khan Foundation, this is one of the best spots in Delhi to visit.

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