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Humayuns Tomb

Humayuns Tomb

Humayuns Tomb in Delhi stands as a landmark in the development of Mughal architecture. It also represents the earliest speciment of Mughal style of the garden tomb. It is the mausoleum of Humayun, the second Mughal Emperor of India.

Constructed by his widow Biga Begum (Hajji Begum) in 1569-70, after his death, it was the first garden tomb on the Indian
subcontinent. It was designed by the famous Persian architect Mirak Mirza Ghiyath.

It boasts of being the first Indian architecture in which red sandstone were majorly used. In 1993, it was declared as an UNESCO World Heritage Site owing to its historical significance and architectural splendour. The mausoleum also treasures the graves of Dara Shikoh (Shah Jahan's son), Hamida Begum (Akbar's mother), and Bahadur Shah II, the last Mughal Emperor.

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The tomb positions itself amidst a geometrically laid garden based on the concept of char baah (four-fold) style along with pools linked by channels. The construction of this mausoleum also depends on an Islamic idea that the jannat or paradise is a site, established somewhere amidst the garden along with water flowing through it.

The tomb lies at the center of a plinth around 7 m high. The central dome stretches around 140 feet from the ground. It is design in a double-layered along with the outer layer adorned with white marble as well as ornate interior design. Rest of the tomb adorns itself in red sandstone with white marble decoration.

Visiting Time

It remains open from sunrise to sunset.

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Entrance Fee

Citizens of India and visitors of SAARC (Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Maldives and Afghanistan) and BIMSTEC Countries (Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Myanmar) - Rs. 10 per head.

Others: US $ 5 or Indian Rs. 250/- per head

Free entry for children up to 15 years

Soothe your eyes with the incredible architecture in the development of Mughal architecture!



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