Exploring Humayun's Tomb

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2nd Mar 2014
Photo of Humayun's Tomb, Nizamuddin, Nizamuddin West, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Sheetal Goel
Photo of Humayun's Tomb, Nizamuddin, Nizamuddin West, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Sheetal Goel

Isa khan's Tomb

Photo of Humayun's Tomb, Nizamuddin, Nizamuddin West, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Sheetal Goel

Isa Khan's Tomb

Photo of Humayun's Tomb, Nizamuddin, Nizamuddin West, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Sheetal Goel

View of Humayun's tomb from Museum

Photo of Humayun's Tomb, Nizamuddin, Nizamuddin West, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Sheetal Goel

Side view of the monument

Photo of Humayun's Tomb, Nizamuddin, Nizamuddin West, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Sheetal Goel
Photo of Humayun's Tomb, Nizamuddin, Nizamuddin West, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Sheetal Goel

Main tomb

Photo of Humayun's Tomb, Nizamuddin, Nizamuddin West, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Sheetal Goel

Entrance

Photo of Humayun's Tomb, Nizamuddin, Nizamuddin West, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Sheetal Goel

Intricate carvings inside tomb

Photo of Humayun's Tomb, Nizamuddin, Nizamuddin West, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Sheetal Goel

Tomb's interior

Photo of Humayun's Tomb, Nizamuddin, Nizamuddin West, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Sheetal Goel

The Humayun's Tomb

Photo of Humayun's Tomb, Nizamuddin, Nizamuddin West, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Sheetal Goel
Photo of Humayun's Tomb, Nizamuddin, Nizamuddin West, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Sheetal Goel

Humanyun's Tomb is one of the master piece of mughal architecture. Built in the 16-th century by Haji Begum, the persian born first wife of Mughal Emperor Humayun, the tomb is a perfect blend of persian and mughal architechture. It is the first garden tomb built on the Indian subcontinent. Recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Site in 1993, it has undergone extensive restoration work which completed in 2013.

Humayun's tomb complex encompasses several other monuments besides main tomb. To the right as you enter the complex, Isa Khan’s tomb is a fine example of Lodi-era architecture, constructed in the 16th century. Further south is the monumental Khan-i-Khanan’s tomb, plundered in Mughal times to build Safdarjang’s tomb.

Humayun's tomb is located in Eastern Delhi in the close proximity of mausoleum of great sufi saint, Nizammudin Auliya. The nearest metro station to the tomb is 'Pragati Maidan metro station'. One can hire an auto for Rs40 to reach the tomb. Entry ticket is Rs10 for Indians and $25 for foreigners. It is also included in itinerary of Delhi Darshan and Sightseeing tours with Delhi Tourism's City Tour Bus.

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