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Humayun's Tomb - One Of The Most Spectacular Mughal Buildings - Delhi - India

The Humayun’s Tomb is an excellent example of Persian architecture. The Humayun’s Tomb was commissioned in 1526, nine years after the death of Humayun, by his widow Hamida Banu Begum. In the Humayun’s Tomb one can see architectural features which over time went on to become important component of Mughal architecture, such as its octagonal shape and its high central architecture.

Address: Bharat Scouts and Guides Marg, New Delhi-03
Phone: 011 2435 5275
Nearest Metro Station: Jangpura
Area of Delhi: South Delhi
Distance from Airport: 26 Kms
Opening Time: 6:00 AM - 6:00PM
Entrance Charges: For Indian Rs 55 and Foreigner Rs 250
Camera Fee: Free
Videography Fee: Rs 55
Time Required: 1-3 Hrs

Located in Nizamuddin East in Delhi, it is the tomb of the great Mughal emperor Humayun built by his beloved wife Hamida Banu Begam. The first Mughal building of note to be constructed in India. Built in A.D. 1564 by Haji Begum, wife of the Emperor Humayun , eight years after his death in Delhi in the vicinity of the city of Din Panah founded by the emperor. Humayun died in 1556, and his widow Hamida Banu Begam, also known as Haji Begam, commenced the construction of his tomb in 1569, fourteen years after his death. The structure was inspired from the tomb of the Persian Mongol ruler, Oljeytu, at Sultaniyya. The tomb was built fourteen years after the death of Humayun. It is recognized as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Located near the crossing of Mathura road and Lodhi road, this magnificent garden tomb is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India. It is well known that Humayun picked up the principles of Persian architecture during his exile, and he himself is likely to have planned the tomb, although there is no record to that effect. The tomb was constructed at a cost of 15 lakh rupees (1.5 million). Several rulers of the Mughal dynasty lie buried here. Bahadur Shah Zafar had taken refuge in this tomb with three princes during the first war of Independence (AD 1857). The mausoleum stands on a massive platform which has a height of up to 7 meters. The building is constructed from red sandstone, while the tomb itself is made of yellow and black marble. The Persian influence can be seen in the arched alcoves, corridors and the high double dome, while Indian traditions have inspired the creation of the kiosks, which give it a pyramidal outline from distance. The last Mughal Bahadur Shah Zafar took refuge in Humayun’s Tomb during the First War of Independence in 1857. He was arrested along with his sons by the British from the mausoleum.The site was chosen on banks of Yamuna river, due to its proximity to Nizamuddin Dargah, the mausoleum of Sufi saint Nizamuddin Auliya. 

The tomb is surrounded by beautiful lush Mughal garden. The garden is divided in to four parts by pathways. This is typical of all Mughal gardens. The various water channels for the fountains make this tomb a true architectural delight. The entry to the Humayun's Tomb is through a long axial processional track. On the way, there are gateways, which offer a glimpse of the tomb. The tomb is octagonal in shape and placed over a platform with colonnades, under which there are numerous graves of lesser known people and can be ascribed to various nobles and workers of Humayun's period. Each square, in turn, is divided into smaller squares by pathways. This forms a typical Mughal garden known as charbagh. Highly developed engineering skills were employed in the working out of the fountains. There are over 160 other Mughals buried along with Humayun. Among the unmarked cenotaphs are Akbar’s mother, Hamida and five later Mughal Emperors, buried over the centuries. Humayun's tomb is believed to have been designed by his widow. Its plan, based on the description of Islamic paradise gardens, is known to have inspired the Taj Mahal and many later Mughal tombs. Over 3000 tonnes of sandstone and marble were used in the construction of the tomb; brought from over 300 kilometres away.

Entry Fee and Other Charges For Visit Humayun's Tomb

The entry fees for Humayun's tomb is mentioned below.

Entry fee for Children below 3 Years & Senior Citizen is free.

  • For Indians : Rs 55/-
  • For Foreign Tourists : Rs 250/-
  • Photography Fee : Free
  • Videography Fee : Rs 25/-

Opening Time For Visit Humayun's Tomb

You can visit Humayun's Tomb Delhi on all days from sunrise to sunset. However, evening time will be the best time to see Humayun's Tomb.

  • Open Days : Open all days
  • Opening Time : 06:00 am to 05:30 pm (Sunrice to Sunset)

Best Time To Visit Humayun's Tomb

The best time to visit Delhi is from October to March when the weather is at its best. in Delhi.
  • Temperature: 30 degree Celsius
  • Humidity: 45%
  • Wind: E at 6KM Pr Hour

Tourist Attractions Near Humayun's Tomb

Some of the nearby attractions are Charbagh gardens, nila gumbad, bara batasha, arab ki sarai, isa khan tomb, rajeev gandhi smriti van, apparao gallery, sunderwala burj, khan-i-khana's tomb, sabz burj, atagh khans tomb, barakhamba tomb, hazrat nizamuddin, indraprastha park are mejor attractions near the Humayun's Tomb. Swaminarayan Akshardham, India Gate, Rastrpati Bhavan, Rajpath and many more attractions in delhi you can visit.

Shopping Near Humayun's Tomb

Nizamuddin east market, Nizamuddin west market, shree sagar super market, Pratap Market,Sundernagar Market and many more are very closed from Humayun's Tomb for shopping. You can enjoy shopping at delhi very well. There are main big market at delhi for all type of shopping. You can enjoy the shopping in Bhogal Market, the nearest market on the northwest side, the Lajpat Nagar Central Market, one of prominent and biggest market of Delhi situated nearly 5 km. from Humayun's Tomb. You can purchase various types of items including clothes, shoes, belts, ladies and children's product and electronic products. Lajpat Nagar Market,Greater Kailash Market,Chandni Chowk Market and Connaught Place are main markets of delhi.

Restaurants Near Humayun's Tomb

There are many kind of good restaurants to eat Near Humayun's Tomb some of them listed bellow.

Comesum Cafe
Near Nizamuddin Ryl . Station, New Delhi

Jai Shri Bala Sudh Bhojnalya
Sarai Kale Khan, Opp. Nizamuddin Railway Satation,, Nagli Rajapur, Nizamuddin East, New Delhi

Arora Store
Nizamuddin East Market, 11, Nizamuddin East, New Delhi

Rohini General Store
Block C, Nizamuddin East, New Delhi

New Haryana Dairy
Lane No.3, Main Road, Nagli Rajapur, New Delhi

Block D, Nagli Rajapur, Nizamuddin East, New Delhi

Chauhan Atta Chakki
Shop No. 31, Nizamuddin Entry II, Nagli Rajapur, Sarai Kale Khan, New Delhi

Doon Cateres
Shop No. 30-A,Nangli Razapur, Nizamuddin Entry II, Sarai Kale Khan, Nizamuddin East, New Delhi

Cheddar's Casual Cafe
Keshon Plaza, Nizamuddin East, New Delhi

Pandit Ji Shudh Vaishno Bhojnalya
Shop No. 2-A, Opp. Nizamuddin Railway Station, Nagli Rajapur, Nizamuddin East, New Delhi

Chacha Ka Dhaba
Opp. Nizamuddin Railway Station, Nagli Rajapur, Sarai Kale Khan, New Delhi

Nizamuddin East, New Delhi

Jai Mata Store
Nizamuddin Entry II, Nagli Rajapur, Nizamuddin East, New Delhi

Sai Vaishno Bhojnalya
Gate No 2, A-22, Nagli Rajapur, Nizamuddin East, New Delhi

Lal Babu Store
Shop No. F-49,Sarai Kale Khan, Block C, Nagli Rajapur, Nizamuddin East, New Delhi

Hukumsingh General Store
Shop No. 47-A, Nangli Razapur, Nizamuddin Entry II, Sarai Kale Khan, Nizamuddin East, New Delhi

Jai Mata Di General Store
Shop No. 2-A, Opp. Nizamuddin Railway Station, Nagli Rajapur, Nizamuddin East, New Delhi

Shri Balaji Provision & General Store
58, Nagri Razapur, Near Nizamuddin Railway Station East Sarai Kale Khan, New Delhi

Arun General Store
Shop No.36, Nizamuddin Entry II, Nagli Rajapur, Sarai Kale Khan, New Delhi

Anil Chauhan Sweets And Dhaba
Block C, Nagli Rajapur, Nizamuddin East, New Delhi

Cafe Turtle, Aneja Restaurant, Comesum, Gulfam Kashmiri Wazwan, Kit Care Kabab Corner, Al Quresh,Kit Kat Kitchens, Nawab- E- Kakori, Sai Vaishno Hotel, Jai Shree Balaji Shudh Bhojnalaya are also great places for eat near Humayun Tomb.

Hotels Near Humayun's Tomb

There are many budget hotels near the Humayun's Tomb Some of them are listed bellow.

The Oberoi, New Delhi 5.0 Star Hotel
Dr. Zakir Hussain Marg, New Delhi
1.1 km from Humayun's Tomb

The Lodhi 5.0 Star Hotel
Lodhi Road, New Delhi
1.1 km from Humayun's Tomb

Satwah Home Stay
1/31, Jungpura Market Extn, (South Delhi)
1.1 km from Humayun's Tomb

Delhi Luxury Apartments
H-7, Jangpura Extension,
1.2 km from Humayun's Tomb

Hotel Rajdoot 4.0 Star Hotel
13-B Jangpura | Mathura Road, New Delhi
1.2 km from Humayun's Tomb

Shervani New Delhi 3.5 Star Hotel
11 Sunder Nagar,Near to Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
1.3 km from Humayun's Tomb

Batra Holiday Home
4, Bhogal Road | Near Rama Tent House, New Delhi
1.3 km from Humayun's Tomb

La Sagrita 3.5 Star Hotel
14, Sunder Nagar | Near Zoo, New Delhi
1.4 km from Humayun's Tomb

How to Reach Humayun's Tomb

By Air :

Delhi is the main gateway city for northern India with a modern airport. All major international airlines in the world fly through Delhi. Indira Gandhi International Airport is located at 23km southwest of Central Delhi and the domestic terminal at Palam is 5km away from the international terminal.

By Rail :

Delhi is the hub of the Indian Railways network with Express trains to all parts of the country. The city has two major railway stations in New Delhi and Old Delhi. New Delhi station is within walking distance of Connaught Place and Main Delhi station is about 7km from Connaught Place.

By Delhi Metro :

Nearest metro stations are JLN Stadium, Jorbagh or Racecourse metro stations are the nearest station for Humayun's tomb. A little long for a walk to the tomb, but you can easily catch a rickshaw at the station and he'll drive you there in 8 to 10 minutes. These stations are on Rajiv Chowk (Connaught place) - Qutub Minar metro line.

By DTC Bus :

Delhi transport corporation(DTC) Buses are easily available from Cannaught Place(CP) or ISBT or Nizamuddin bus stand to Humayun's tomb.

Google Map For Humayun's Tomb

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