Timings : 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Time Required : 2 - 3 hours
Entry Fee : Indians - INR 10, Foreigners - INR 250. Video filming - INR 25, Photography - Free
As the name suggests, Humayun's tomb is the final resting place of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. Located in the Nizamuddin East area of Delhi, it is the first garden tomb in the Indian subcontinent. This splendid piece of architecture was commissioned for construction by Humayun's chief consort empress Bega Begum in the year 1569-70 and is one of the very few structures that used red sandstone on such a massive scale at that time. The design of Humayun's tomb is a typical Mughal architecture with Persian influences and was conceptualised by Persian architect Mirak Mirza Ghiyath. Owing to its magnificent design and illustrious history, Humayun's Tomb was featured in UNESCO's World Heritage List in the year 1993.
The architectural genius of Humayun's tomb is hard to miss. This magnificent tomb sits in the middle of a huge, ornate Mughal Garden and its beauty is only enhanced during the winter months. Situated on the banks of the River Yamuna, this mausoleum is also home to the remains of many other Mughals, including his wives, son and descendants of the later Emperor Shah Jahan, as well as numerous other subsequent Mughals.
Air: From Indira Gandhi International Domestic Airport, the distance is 16.7 kilometers. Cabs are available to reach the Tomb from the Airport.
Rail: Humayun's tomb is situated very near to the Nizamuddin railway station, which is 2.8 kilometers away. Taxis, bus and autorickshaws are available outside the station.
Road: This tomb is quite near to Sarai Kale Khan Bus Depot which is about 8 kilometers away. Autorickshaws are available outside the bus stand.
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