Humayun Tomb, World heritage Site

A declared World Heritage Site in New Delhi. Situated centrally at Mathura Road,  Nizamuddin East near Neela Gumbad roundabout. Only a few kilometers drive from iconic Connaught Place. The  Tomb of Mughal emperor Humayun, designed by a Persian architect was built during 1569-70. It was probably the first garden tomb in whole of the Indian sub continent at that time. The tomb was declared world Heritage Site in 1993.

First Gate after entering the Humayun Tomb premises

On entering from the main gate one can see well grown trees on the both sides of the path towards the entry gate to the main tomb.

Humayun Tomb

Once you take the stairs and move inside the main structure, you can see the grave of Bega Begum.

The graves and the Mesh work in windows

Its desirable to visit the monument in the evening because of the peculiar lighting during the dusk.

The exquisite mesh work

The monument is surrounded on all side by rich gardens well maintained by the Archaeological survey of India.

Isa Khan Niyazi’s Tomb within the Humayun tomb premises


Another perspective

The Humayun Tomb complex is Cenrally located near the Nizamuddin railway station and across the road is the famous Dargah of patron saint of Delhi, Nizamuddin Auliya.

The Humayun Tomb complex can be reached easily by road from New Delhi Railway Station in 15-20 minutes. It is only 7-8 kms from New Delhi Railway Station and Connaught Place, the Central Business District.

Nearest metro station is J.L.N. Stadium.

It is open daily  from sunrise to sunset.

Entry fee of 30/- for Indians, and rupees 500/ for foreigners. Video filming is charges separately.


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