Humayun Tomb New Delhi, New Delhi

  • Spend Time

    2 Hours

  • Best Time To Visit

    October to March

  • Timings

    8am to 6Pm

New Delhi


Humayun Tomb New Delhi

The Humayun's Tomb is uniquely positioned on the banks of the Yamuna River. It is a spectacular architectural beauty of the Mughal period. Also, it is one of the most impressive structures in Delhi. The Mausoleum is a Mughal Emperor Humayun's tomb that was built in the 1560s by Humayun's eldest wife Bega Begum after he died.

The tomb is now a prominent tourist attraction for visitors to Delhi. Although the Tomb has a complicated structure, it is the attractiveness and beauty of this towering monument. This draws thousands of visitors each year from all over the world.

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When visiting Humayun's Tomb, you may see the magnificence of the authentic Mughal style of architecture. This was influenced by Persian architecture. Because of its outstanding architectural splendor, the tomb was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1993. The mausoleum is also encircled by a lovely Mughal garden. This is separated into four sections by pathways.

Location Humayun Tomb Delhi

To the south of Purana Qila, there is Humayun's Tomb. It's in the Nizamuddin East neighborhood of New Delhi. It is near the intersection of Mathura Road and Lodhi Road.

Things to Do at Humayun Tomb

  • Enjoy the magnificent architecture of the Mausoleum. This was planned by the Persian architect Mirak Mirza Ghiyas. It was built in the Persian architectural style.
  • See Bu Halima's Grave and Garden. It is a garden complex with a raised platform for the tomb.
  • Visit Nila Gumbad. It is a dome-topped octagonal mausoleum.
  • Relax and unwind in the beautiful atmosphere that surrounds the entire location.
  • Visit the house of Nizamuddin Auliya, Delhi's patron saint is Chillah Nizamuddin Aulia.
  • Also see the royal barber's tomb, Nai-ka-Gumbad
  • The area is ideal for exploring with lighting and capturing some stunning images.
  • Collect souvenirs linked to these structures at surrounding shops and local marketplaces.
  • Visit the several tombs. Each has been constructed in its unique style by the titles of the departed.
  • At the restaurants and local eateries in the region, you can enjoy a wide range of culinary delights.

Best Time to Visit Humayun Tomb

Humayun Tomb Timing remains open from Monday to Sunday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Humayun Tomb Entry Ticket

The cost of a ticket to the Humayun Tomb varies depending on whether the visitor is an Indian or a foreigner. The entrance charge to the Humayun tomb is INR 30 per person for Indians. And it’s INR 500 per person for international visitors. Children under the age of 15 are allowed free of charge to the Tomb. For a long time, the price of a ticket to the Humayun Tomb has been steady.

Attractions near Humayun’s Tomb

After enjoying the awesome Humayun tomb, you can also visit the following nearby attractions:

  • Lodhi Gardens (3.2 km)
  • Purana Qila (3.5 km)
  • India Gate (3.8 km)
  • National Zoological Park (4 km)
  • Jantar Mantar (6.6 km)


Frequently Asked Question

Q1. Why is Humayun's Tomb so well-known?

A1. The first example of Mughal architecture in India is Humayun's Tomb. It is said to have been the inspiration for the Taj Mahal's construction. It's also known for its Persian-style architecture. It also happens to be the country's first garden tomb. Red sandstone was used to construct the structure.

Black and yellow marble were used to construct the tomb. This is supported by a 7-meter-high platform. White marbles are used to create the domes. These are designed in a Persian manner. In four directions, the lowest deck is ornamented with beautiful arches. The shape of the exterior is Octagonal, with corner chambers. The Mughal Dynasty's masterwork, Humayun's Tomb, is absolutely magnificent.

Q2. What is the cost of visiting the Humayun Tomb?

A2. The entry charge for Indian nationals and citizens of SAARC countries is INR 30. Foreigners must pay INR 500 to enter. Children under the age of 15 are admitted free of charge. You must pay an additional INR 25 if you intend to use a video camera inside the monument.

Q3. How do you get to Humayun's Tomb?

A3. The Indira Gandhi International Airport, which is 15 kilometers away, is the closest. To go to Humayun's Tomb, hire a cab from Japji travels at affordable prices from the airport.

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