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Humayun Tomb

Humayun's Tomb, where the Mughal Emperor Humayun was buried. This tomb was constructed by Humayun's Empress Bega Begum in 1569. This site was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. Many Mughals were buried in this complex in the later years, including Bega Begum herself.

The tomb lies on the banks of the Yamuna River, and was the first structure to use red sandstone on such a large scale. The tomb is surrounded by gardens on all sides with paved walkways diving it into four quadrants. There are water pools linked by shallow water channels. The architecture style of Humayun's Tomb is a blend of Persian and Indian styles. This mixture of styles came to be known as the Mughal style of architecture. This place is really peaceful with beautiful manicured lawns and awe-inspiring architecture. This is an art of the architecture and loved by every culture lovers.

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Location:
Delhi
Delhi, India
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses
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Time people usually spend here:
2 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
28.5933000°N, 77.2506000°E
Distance from Delhi city center to Humayun Tomb
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Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Thursday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Read traveller's reviews about Humayun Tomb..

Overall Rating:4.5

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  '4' out of 5
"Great place, nice architecture, but no trampolines. Seriously, a palace with no trampolins??? Also a great place to bury a body. In my native language, Taj Mâhhàl translates roughly to "Trampoolie Body Burial". Very misleading title."
  '4' out of 5
"Well have recently visited TAj and that's when we got to know about this place which was the inspiration behind Taj or can say was the blueprint of Taj. A beautiful monument that is so clean and houses a museum to boast of the rich mughal history. Well maintained lawns which are lush green makes it an ultimate destination for a visit with the kids. If you want to enjoy this place try to visit it in the early hours or you may also join the Humayun tomb walks that happen early morning everyday at 7"
  '5' out of 5
"Very beautiful, reconstruction work for the structures in the complex is still underway. It was the inspiration for the Taj Mahal, and has a remarkabley similarity. Be sure to visit the other structures in the complex as well."
  '5' out of 5
"The walls you can clime and tuch everything with out damaging anything the gardens are being revived as soon as the rains come back to deley thay will be something to be hold in joyed it a great deal "
  '5' out of 5
"Marvellous sandstone sculpture. If you love architecture or history then this placeis a must visit place.Structure similar to Taj Mahal without minarets. Try visiting in early hours."

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