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Humayun's Tomb

The Mughals have contributed greatly to the art and architecture in Delhi. The tombstones built by them are masterpieces that deserve a visit. Humayun’s Tomb is one such monument that houses the grave of Emperor Humayun, his wife, Hamida Begum and the son of emperor Shah Jahan, Dara Shikoh. This is one of the first monuments to use red sandstone extensively in its construction.

Visitors to this monument are welcomed by sprawling gardens that have been maintained beautifully. These gardens, known as Char Bagh, are spread over 30 acres of land. The pathway that leads to the main tomb consists of many smaller monuments, out of which a few stood way before the construction of Humayun’s Tomb.

The tomb is located close to Nizamuddin East in Delhi close to the Purana Qila or the Dina Panah, a fort founded by Humayun in 1533. The mausoleum designed by Persian designer Mirak Mirza Ghiyat takes a lot of inspiration from the Taj Mahal and is strikingly similar. The tomb represents a new trend in Mughal architecture that was later used in many other monuments across the country.

The area has been recognized by the UNESCO as a world heritage site from 1993 and is definitely worth a visit. The best time to visit the monument is late in the afternoon when the sunlight washes the monument in a golden hue and brings out the richness of the red sandstone and the greenery around it.

Nearest other tourist attractions: Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah, Purana Qila, National Zoological Park (Delhi Zoo), India Gate, National Science Centre etc.

Nearest Accommodations: The Oberoi Hotel Luxury (011 2389 0606), Hotel Kabli (011 2437 1482), bloomrooms @ Link Rd (011 4126 1400), The Beaufort Inn (098719 80574), Westend Holiday Home (011 2437 0738), Eleven Hotel (098110 88966), G 49 Bed & Breakfast (098110 46680), B nineteen Bed & Breakfast (011 4182 5500), Golden Guest House (093100 07888), Sai Vaishno Hotel (099100 95926).

Visit Information:-

UNESCO World Heritage Site: from 1993

Location: Nizamuddin Railway Station

Address: Opposite Dargah Nizamuddin, Mathura Road, New Delhi, 110013.

Nearest Metro Station: Jawaharlal Stadium

Contact Number: 011 2435 5275

Open: Every Days

Visit Timings: 9.0 am to 5.0 pm

Entry Fee (Ticket Price):
Rs.30/- (Indian)
Rs.500/- (Foreigner)
Rs.30/- (Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Maldives, Thailand, Myanmar & Afghanistan Citizen)
FREE: Child (Under 15 Years).
Photography: Nil (Rs.25 for video filming)

Distance From:-

IGI and palam Airport: 17.0 KM

New Delhi RLY Station: 7.0 KM

Old Delhi RLY Station: 10.0 KM

Nizamuddin RLY Station: 2.0 KM

Anand Vihar RLY Station: 16.0 M