Humayun's Tomb
Humayun's Tomb
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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  • Crickette
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect visit with the right tour guide
    Simply incredible! We hired Rakesh Sharma, a tour guide at the gate who had retired from the Archaeological Survey of India. He was very knowledgeable and communicated well in excellent English. I wish we had found him earlier as he could have shown us everything we wanted to see in and around Delhi
    Visited November 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written June 26, 2023
  • dashiel09
    London, United Kingdom2 contributions
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    A beautiful surprise in Delhi - the blueprint for the Taj
    A really excellent and unexpected delight in Delhi - clear to see how this was a blueprint for the Taj Mahal and in many ways this is a preferable visit to its vastly more famous ancestor along the river. We arrived at about 4pm and it was quite quiet, the gardens were tranquil and well maintained and the buildings incredible. Highly recommend a guide to unlock the deeper meanings of the fusion of Islamic / Buddhist and Christian iconography around the tomb itself. We had a wonderful gentleman with a red beard called Ishrat who really made a huge difference.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 5, 2023
  • Andythebaggie
    Birmingham, United Kingdom3,103 contributions
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    Much more than a Taj Mahal predecessor!
    Humayun’s tomb was a pleasant surprise on our sight seeing in Delhi. It was thronged with hundreds of enthusiastic and smart schoolchildren, who much to our surprise loved chatting to us and taking selfies! This is a large site accessed through extensive well kept gardens. There are plenty of subsidiary buildings in the park to explore if you have time. The main buildings upper levels are accessed via steep and large steps, from the top there are fine views. The tomb is mostly red sandstone though there is plenty of marble, and intriguingly a couple of Stars of David above the main entrance. Inside it’s cool with plenty of marble work including screens and the tombs themselves which are in several rooms. Well worth a visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 1, 2023
  • BOJOThomas
    Bridgend, United Kingdom73 contributions
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    Simply stunning
    I don’t think anyone can prepare you for what you will see when visiting Humayun’s Tomb. The whole place is truly magnificent. As others have said ticket prices vary for foreigners and Indians. Buying tickets online can allow fast entry but if you go early in the morning there won’t be any queues. Once you enter you can be there from sunrise to sunset. There are other tombs in the same complex and all worth seeing. We went just after sunrise on a weekday. We took an Uber and it was very convenient. The place was deserted. Lots and lots of birds. Peacocks roam around freely. Woodpeckers peck the palm trees. Kingfishers sit on the edge of the shallow pools being renovated. It is clear extensive renovation is being done and ground work being laid for what is to come. We did not hire a guide. I think it’s best to read up online and then read the placards in front of each building - you are likely to learn more about the place this way. The place has sooooo much history. Sunder nursery which is a garden is also next door to but entry fees apply. We had a wonderful day out.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 13, 2023
  • JohnRegoPark
    Rego Park, New York1,232 contributions
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    A grand tomb that prefigures the Taj
    This massive tomb is set in a lovely series of gardens. It rises majestically on a plateau and dominates everything around it. The interior is mostly empty although you can see the grave itself, and smaller grants in other rooms. There is a charge to enter, and a parking lot is nearby. The lot fills up quickly and isn't big. I suggest an early entry and exit.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 4, 2023
  • rashmi r
    New Delhi, India103 contributions
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    A beautiful monument
    I was lucky to visit the tomb with a Anoushka Jain, the founder of reseach and heritage organization ENROUTE INDIAN HISTORY . I was amazed at her knowledge of indian history as she took us around explaining every detail right from the stones and the symbols used on the walls to the empereors and their family members that laid buried there. She answered all the questions on how the surrounding place evolved over the years to what grew in the gardens. It was truly a wonderful experience . Will be going to more heritage walks with her groups.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 11, 2023
  • Kukku
    Kerala, India1 contribution
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    It is a must-see destination while visiting Delhi.
    Predecessor to the famous Taj Mahal Humayun's Tomb is an example of Mughal garden tomb. Impressive, delightful architecture, amazing artistic details. Spend a couple of hours here strolling and enjoying the beauty of this architectural complex
    Visited January 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 22, 2023
  • Abovetheclouds
    2,024 contributions
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    Very interesting.
    Read up before you go or take a guide as you will otherwise just look. There is the main tomb but other areas as well. The architecture and detail is outstanding. A lot to see but very busy. There is a small exhibition which is very interesting if you wish to learn more. Highly recommend.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written January 3, 2024
  • 83lovetotravel
    565 contributions
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    Well maintained and great place to visit if cannot do red fort
    Nominal Ticketed entry for this well kept monument. Do read up on history and architecture before you head out or get guide to help explain. They open at 7am so if it’s summer time, head out right when they open to beat the rush and heat. No food allowed inside. Fantastic picture opportunities at so many locations. The architecture is still preserved well. You will get to see parrots as well. Takes around 2-3 hours to cover everything at leisure and take pictures.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 5, 2024
  • Debashis T
    Dehradun, India2,092 contributions
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    Don’t miss it
    A remarkable Mughal archaeological wonder in Delhi, the Humayun's Tomb is an expansive site that requires ample time for exploration. It is advisable to bring a water bottle along, as the area is vast, and you may find yourself engaged in considerable walking. Convenient parking facilities are available, and ride-sharing services like Ola and Uber can drop you off right at the gate. Entrance to this historical marvel comes at a modest fee of Rs. 40 for Indian visitors. The site is a photographer's delight, offering numerous picturesque angles. Upon entering, consider veering either to the right or left side of the well-maintained lawn to capture the tomb from a unique perspective. This method allows for a comprehensive view of the entire tomb, rather than a standard shot from the center. Inside the tomb lie the resting places of Emperor Humayun and his wife. The solemnity of this sacred space adds a profound historical depth to your visit. Additionally, the complex houses smaller yet exquisitely crafted tombs that are worth exploring, contributing to the overall charm of the site. Ensure you allocate sufficient time to appreciate the intricate details and historical significance embedded within this Mughal masterpiece.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written January 8, 2024
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AL SAMI FOODS
New Delhi, India7 contributions
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Sep 2019
Humayun's Tomb is as remarkable as taj mahal in my view and it was constructed by Mughals

It is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun's first wife Empress Bega Begum in 1569-70,

and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas and his son, Sayyid Muhammad,Persian architects chosen by her.

It was the first garden-tomb on the India and is located in Nizamuddin East, Delhi, India

Its grandeur and construction gives you the glimpse of persian architecture and mughal dynasty inclination towards the islamic arts

I recommend a visit to this amazing tomb which is full of history
Written April 20, 2020
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Jehosh
Chennai (Madras), India2,525 contributions
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Nov 2019 • Family
A must visit place in Delhi even if you have an one day itinerary. Popularly referred to as the red Taj mahal.

One of the well maintained historical artifacts.

Good parking area is available. And I went through a cab

Entry tickets are 30 for Indians and 500 for foreigners

Looks magnificent and with wide area of gardens - one can easily spend 3 to 4 hours here. Good place to click lots and lots of pictures

Timing to visit
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Also please visit early morning if you are visiting in April may or hot season. The temperature literally kills and you will find it hard to spend quality time there.

I couldn't walk much inside the tomb as I was already tired walking. The main structure itself is about 500 m inside.

Will be surely visiting again to explore more.

Word of caution:
I would suggest to take some snacks with you. Cause I didn't find any eateries inside. Only water was available
Even outside the premises, I could find only juice and ice cream vendors.

Also for the aged and weak persons, please allot a half day for this place, to explore fully.
Written September 5, 2020
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dipali
New Delhi, India620 contributions
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Mar 2019
This tomb was built to house the tomb of Safdar Jang, whose successors all became Nawabs of Oudh. The building is a fine example of Mughal architecture. The tomb is a symmetric square of sandstone and marble with 4 minarets, one on each corner. Surrounding the tomb are gardens fitting in with the Mughal model of garden tombs. Even the gardens are combined with the symmetry of the building makes it look majestic. The interior of the tomb is a masterpiece of Persian influence architecture, especially the inverted lotus ceiling that adorn both the main hall housing the tomb and the smaller rooms surrounding the hall. This tomb is not as well-known as other attractions in Delhi, but is totally worth the visit. This tourist attraction offers the study and photograph Mughal architecture without pushing through crowds. The information board describes it as the last flicker of Mughal architecture and indeed it's both grand and elegant. Yet to be discovered by the tourists thronging Humayun's tomb, it is a peaceful and well-maintained place with clean facilities.

The only substandard thing at the place is the sad shop of the ASI. It's a mystery why they are reluctant to have to do anything with souvenirs and general information. It's at a short walk from the Gate 3 exit of the Jor Bagh metro station on the yellow line and crossing the road in about a couple of minutes one reaches the lush Lodhi Gardens.
Written February 6, 2020
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Alka Varma
New Delhi, India1,540 contributions
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Jan 2020 • Couples
Humayun’s Tomb is one of the most beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site in Delhi. It’s a classic example of both beauty , precision and symmetry of Islamic architecture. It’s situated in Nizamuddin East .
The monument though built in 1570 has undergone restoration and renovation couple of times. But the major one was done recently by Agha Khan Trust and has been brought back to its past glory. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun’s first wife Bega Begum whose grave is also there.
Humayuns Tomb is known for its Charbagh Gardens -typical of Persian style- constructed in India for the first time. And today most of the water channels have been restored.
Entry ticket is Rs 35 . There is ample parking provided nearby and those who want to come by metro can get down at Nizamuddin station and connect the last mile using three wheeler scooters.
The security present there is lax and some tourists are unmindful of the Tomb’ s antiquity and go about standing on the prohibited areas for selfies.
Written January 17, 2020
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Татьяна Х
New Delhi, India25 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Friends
This is my first time in India and we were mesmerized by the beauty of Delhi and this monument which we were told was the first Mughal monument of New Delhi.

Wow must visit . Definitely the best ones in Delhi's
Written February 4, 2020
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Ronald L
Denver, CO2,904 contributions
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Mar 2020
Visited Humayun’s Tomb, constructed in the 16th century. Son brought in 6500 mogul artisans to build the tomb. Mom did not like the way the job was going and brought in 500 Muslim artisans. Tomb of the 2nd Mogul king. Tomb shows onion shaped Persian dome, lotus flower columns of the Hindus and the eight-sided shape of the Mongols (Chinese). First building with a double dome. If you go to the Taj Mahal you will note the similarities in construction techniques.
Written April 16, 2020
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JJH
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Jan 2020
Humayun’s Tomb is a cultural UNESCO World Heritage site. It was built in the 1560’s for the Mughal Emperor Humayan. It is the first garden tomb in India, a precursor to the Taj Mahal. It is built on a grand scale, with a garden setting inspired by the charbagh, or four quadrant garden, entered by lofty gateways. It is a fascinating place to visit.
Written February 11, 2020
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SHEKAR M
Port McNicoll, Canada5 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Couples
Very beautiful place. Could not take pictures inside tomb. Amazing structure , the workmanship of this structure is unbelievable, knowing the time frame it was built without all the equipment we have nowadays, continue to amaze.
Written February 28, 2020
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Ceri_1107
143 contributions
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Jan 2020 • Couples
My husband and I visited the tomb as part of a tour of Delhi.
We weren’t really sure what to expect as we hadn’t done huge amounts of research before our trip but it really was so impressive and we were lucky to go on a day when it wasn’t very busy.
It’s amazing to see the intricacy of the craftwork given how long ago this was built and it’s really worth seeing for yourself
Written January 8, 2020
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Stephen C
Hilton Head, SC932 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Couples
By most standards this is an impressive tomb but having visited Agra a couple of days before, you cannot help but notice that this is far less elaborate. It is on a site that houses a number of other tombs and is well worth a visit. The geometric pattern on the floor around the tomb inside is fascinating.
Written February 1, 2020
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