Humayun’s Tomb Delhi

Humayun’s Tomb

"This architectural masterpiece was a precursor to the wonderful Taj Mahal"

Humayun's tomb is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi. It was built in 1565 A.D. nine years after the death of Humayun, by his senior widow Bega Begam. It is located near the crossing of Mathura road and Lodhi road, this magnificent garden tomb is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India.

Inside the walled enclosure the most famous and remarkable features are the garden squares (chaharbagh) with pathways water channels, centrally located well proportional mausoleum topped by double dome.

During 1857uprising (First War of Indian Independence) Humanyun's Tomb came into the lime light. When the uprising failed, Bahadur Shah II, the last Mughal emperor, took refuge in this tomb, from here he was captured and was sent to the Rangoon jail in Myanmar.

There are several graves of Mughal rulers located inside the walled enclosure. Known among them are black-and-yellow marble tomb of Humayun's wife and the tomb of Humayun's barber. Referred to as Nai Ka Gumbad. The barber's tomb is an impressive square tomb with a double-dome. Humayun's tomb was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1993.

Open: All Days (Sunrise to Sunset)

Entry Fee: Rs. 10/- (Indians), Rs. 250/- (Foreigners)

Photography Charges: Free

Videography: Rs 25

Phone: 011 2435 5275

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Humayun’s Tomb
Opposite to Nizamuddin Dargah, Mathura Road, New Delhi 110013
Near by Metro
1.4km
Pragati Maidan
1.2km
Indraprastha

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