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“Lovely, but avoid the tour bus hoards.”
Review of Humayun's Tomb

Humayun's Tomb
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed May 23, 2013

There is a long, peaceful walk up to the Tomb, which is very nice. The tomb itself is huge, and symmetrical. You can go inside, and the light coming from outside make for a peaceful, calm interior. But watch out for bats (ha)! They fly around. It was good there, until the tour bus showed up and disgorged it's contents of rude, loud, badly behaving tourists. But it is really neat here, and I would recommend hiring a guide to assist you with the intricate knowledge of this historical monument.

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Reviewed May 21, 2013

This is a stunning mid 16th century tomb of the second Mughal emperor.
While not as big as the famous Taj Mahal, this tomb is beautiful enough on its own.
While the dome seems very impressive from the outside, upon getting into the tomb chamber and looking up – you'd notice a very low dome ceiling, as the actual structure has a double dome.
Don't miss the ornate windows and trellis surrounding the tomb chamber.
Nobody will tell you this prior to buying the ticket, but in case you also want to see Isa Khan's tomb and its gardens – you cannot, as they are being currently excavated.

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Reviewed May 19, 2013

A UNESCO Heritage sight, an inspiration for the Taj, Humayun's Tomb is equally awesome, awe inspiring monument. As you walk towards the monument, you have plaques telling you about the Nai ka Maqbara and sundry other gateways, but as you look around there are no clear marks to point them out and you are supposed to do your guess work. This is one thing which really affected me as when you go to the Taj, each n every smallest point is marked and if you take the audio guide, you come back suitably literate about the Taj and its architecture and sculpture. Here no such facility was there which was quite painful. As I had gone with my students, we ended up being adventurous and going beyond the main structure to nose around the tehkhanas which really didn't lead to anywhere but we ended up looking at the Tomb from all sides.
A clean, well maintained monument but coz of lack of marks and information, I came back a bit disappointed! Worth a visit. Read about it before you go. Wiki would be helpful :))

Thank Lata K
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

It was too hot to look around as much as we wanted to. The ground was lovely. We noticed that whatever there is on the left hand side of the building ie.. trees,shrubs and structure is somehow identical to the one on the right side of the building also.

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Reviewed May 17, 2013

A UNESCO World Heritage Site that should not be missed. Countless gardens, tombs, monuments, nearly 500 years old. Emperor Humayun was second Mughal, his tomb here as well as amongst others "Dara Shikoh great great grandson of Humayun and son of later Emperor Shah Jahan " (Taj Mahal is tomb of his beloved wife who died in childbirth having their 14th child). It's the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent and the first to have such extensive use of red sandstone. Actually we spent more time here than we did at the Taj Mahal and wish we could have spent even more time. Plan to visit here but first do research at least read about it on Wikipedia as you'll get even more out of it to do so. A photographers dream & delight! The stone work absolutely mind boggling! My husband works in granite and was blown away with the stone work and inlaid stone of indigo, red sandstone, etc. incredibly beautiful.

Thank sandrafarnham
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