Time Required: 2 - 3 hours
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.
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9 months ago by Kirti Dass
What beckoned me to Humayun's Tomb was the architectural grandeur - arches and beams, gigantic pillars , ornamental balconies and chhatris. I was at once captivated by the huge hallways which made me feel no less than a person of royal blood! I could not help but applaud the architectural acumen of the monument - the Char Bagh ( the main tomb is located in the centre and the area around it is divided into four squares which is further subdivided into four regions) . Plus, it provided me a great opportunity to learn about the history of Humayun. The entry fee for Indians is nominal-Rs. 30 per head. Also, according to me February- March is the best time for visiting this place when the temperature is moderate and the partially misty domes look aesthetically splendid.
9 months ago by Soumita Ghosh
Humayun’s Tomb is situated in the middle of Delhi, and is hence easily accessible by buses, taxis, metros and auto-rickshaws. The entrance fee to Humayun’s Tomb has been recently updated to Rs. 30 for the citizens of India and Rs. 500 for foreigners. To avoid the crowd, set out for this place at around 6.30 in the morning. Avoid going there in the afternoons or you will fall a victim to the scorching heat. Winter afternoons are, however, quite pleasant. Make sure to eat before you go since this place does not allow any food items inside. If you wish to thoroughly explore this attraction, spare an hour or two for it. Wear slippers or crocs to be comfortable during the long walks around the tomb. Carry water with you and keep yourself hydrated.
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