Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi

March 20, 2023
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Humayun’s Tomb is a historical mausoleum located in Delhi, India. It was built in the mid-16th century and is considered one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun’s wife, Empress Bega Begum, and was designed by Persian architect Mirak Mirza Ghiyas.

The tomb is made of red sandstone and marble and is surrounded by lush gardens. It has a central dome that is 42 meters high and is flanked by smaller domes and chhatris (canopies). The main chamber of the tomb contains the cenotaph of Humayun, while his actual tomb is located in a crypt below.

The complex also includes several other tombs, a mosque, and other Mughal-era buildings. It has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered a major tourist attraction in Delhi. The tomb has undergone several restoration and conservation projects over the years to preserve its heritage value.

How to reach Humayun’s Tomb: The nearest Metro Station is the “JLN Stadium” Metro Station (violet line). From the metro station, it is a 20minute walk to get to the Humayun’s tomb. If you don’t like to walk or don’t feel safe doing so, you can take a Moto Rickshaw from the metro station to the historical site.
Address: Mathura Road, Opp. Dargah Nizamuddin, New Delhi, Delhi 110013, India
Hours: 7am to 6pm. Open everyday.
Fees: 30 Rupees for Indians, 500 Rupees for foreigners.

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