Humayun’s tomb or Maqbaer-e-Humayun is the royal mausoleum of the Mughal Emperor Humayun, located in New Delhi, India. The tomb was initiated by Humayun’s first wife, Empress Bega Begum. This is one of the best preserved Mughal monuments and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1993. The Humayun’s tomb was started to build in 1565 AD and completed in 1572 AD. This splendid piece of architecture was designed by Persian architects, Mirak Mirza Ghiyas and his son Sayyid Muhammad. The material used in it is red sandstone.
Humayun’s tomb is 47 metres in height and 91 metres in width. It covers an area of 27.04 hectare. The complex also contains a complex tomb of Isa Khan Niyazi, Afsarwala tomb and Barber’s tomb.
Splendid piece of architecture. It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent.
Opposite the Nizamuddin Dargah, on Mathura Road, Nizamuddin, New Delhi, Delhi, India.
How to Reach:
Visitors can easily reach the tomb by rail, road or metro. Nearest railway station is Nizammudin. Nearest metro stations are Race Course station and Jorbagh station. Visitors can also easily find the private and local transport from any part of the city to reach the Humayun’s Tomb Complex.
Best Time to Visit:
Summers of Delhi are hot and dehydrating, and Monsoon can create interruption for visitors. So, it is better to visit the tomb during the winters when the climate remains cool and pleasing. Winter starts in October and ends in March.
Sunrise to sunset, all days of the week.
Rs. 10 per head is charged from citizens of India, visitors of SAARC and BIMSTEC Countries. Rs. 250 per head is charged from foreigners and children up to 15 years are allowed free entry.