Humayun's Tomb

Humayun's Tomb, New Delhi

Humayun's Tomb
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
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Monday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
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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Shubhanshu B
11 contributions
Dec 2021
A clean, green and serene place in the middle of the city. Truly grand at scale that can't be imagined from its photos/videos. Easy to reach from JLN metro station (the nearest), there are absolutely no prearrangements required. Can scan and pay for tickets at the entry (Rs 70 for Indians). Carry essential food/water as there is no kiosk/eateries inside the complex. Washroom facility is available. Guards double down as guides and happy to share what they know about history. Maps/artefacts/stories have been maintained to make it historically interesting. The best part is access to first floor of the main tomb (huge open area with great visibility, ideal for winters). Rich artistic roof work and intricate wall angles make it an architectural marvel. People not comfortable with steep stairs and long walks may want to avoid.

Ideal for dates, families, shoots, and spending quiet quality time. Overall, a fulfilling 2 hour place :)
Written December 6, 2021
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Jehosh
Chennai (Madras), India2,586 contributions
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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UKGlobalTraveller
1477000762 contributions
Feb 2020 • Business
Arrived really early (7am) and the place was very quiet !! Cost is higher for cash than with card .. 600 rupees .. however the early arrival meant the place was empty and we could walk around and really absorb the calmness .. the early glow from the sunrise added to the atmosphere and it really was meditative !! Definitely go see this !!
Written February 21, 2020
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SalimM
London, UK1,741 contributions
Dec 2019
This monument dates back to 1565! And yes its another Unesco World Heritage site. It is a garden tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun (no surprise there). A nice fact here is that this monument was started by his wife. The most notable features are the garden squares with pathways of water channels. According to our guide (a really chirpy character) there is a lot of Persian influence in the architecture – not that we could disagree. The gardens are filled with the tombs and graves of Humayuns descendants, apparently there are over a hundred. Some graves are in the tomb in different rooms. Definitely not a place to wander around when it gets dark.
Considering its age, the structure is in a remarkable condition. The details of the architecture and intricate designs show craftsmen who were clearly ahead of their time. One final gem from our guide; apparently this tomb was the model for the Taj Mahal.
Written February 2, 2020
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Greeneyedhiker
Sallins, Ireland8 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
I would definitely recommend this place to visit when in Delhi. The area is beautiful and very picturesque. Just a warning, the price is 40 rupees for a local, but 600 for foreigners. You could easily spend a couple of hours there walking around the gardens and tomb, chilling and taking pictures. They don't have a shop once you get in, so bring water and snacks with you. We went in the afternoon, but the view is meant to be lovely once it gets dark.
Written March 16, 2020
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AL SAMI FOODS
New Delhi, India7 contributions
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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Jon
New Delhi, India75 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
What a great place to visit - as many others have said, it is an oasis of calm and beauty. The architecture is fantastic and surrounding buildings and tombs are equally lovely. While everyone is struggling for the perfect picture from the entrance side, be patient and walk all the way around the building from the same distance - you’ll find fantastic views with fewer/no people in your shots! Great history to boot - read up a bit first to truly appreciate just how special this place is.
Written November 21, 2021
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Veronica J
Amsterdam, The Netherlands14 contributions
Dec 2020 • Friends
We visited this sight and had difficulty purchasing the ticket because we didn’t have cell phone connection. You must buy online and provide Passport for ID. Be aware of staff pretending to help guide you then wanting payment. Was interesting trip and I’d recommend going.
Written December 19, 2020
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pawandeep@1990
New Delhi, India4 contributions
Dec 2020
This is a monument that is the model for the Taj Mahal. This is a wonderful Indo-Islamic architecture and is a feast for the eyes. It is a mausoleum and there are multiple tombs inside it of the Mughal Emperor Humayun and his family. But the tomb was also used as a refuge and has seen a lot of blood shed in the past. The last Mughal king Bahadur Shah Zafar hid there after the 1857 uprising. There are many tunnels running under the building leading out from the monument. There are other beautiful buildings around it which are also worth a visit. A building with a green mosaic dome behind the main building is worth a look.You must approach this building by going around the main tomb. The gardens, much of which are being restored are beautiful. It is a declared a World Heritage site. The fact that these buildings have survived the ravages of centuries and multitude of wars is a testimony to their solidity and workmanship.
Written December 2, 2020
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Gur Jeff H
Hillsborough, CA23 contributions
Dec 2020
Also known as the Mini Taj Mahal. This site is well worth visiting. You must have cell phone reception the only way to buy tickets is via cell phone now. There are guides inside that will show you around for a tip. The inside is impressive but neglected, on a good sunny day it's a great photo opportunity. All-in maybe 45 minutes tour.
Written December 27, 2020
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