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Humayun's Tomb

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The famous Humayun's Tomb of Delhi is the first garden tomb in India. A complex commissioned in 1562 CE by Hamida Banu Begum Humayun's wife and designed by Mirak Mirza a Persian architect this monument is one of the first specimens of Mughal architecture in the Indian subcontinent. Located on the banks of the River Yamuna this structure was declared a UNESCO Heritage site in 1993.

The famous Humayun's Tomb of Delhi is considered to be the precursor of the 'Taj Mahal' as far as the architectural structure is concerned. It represents the Mughal style of architecture at its best. One of the major attractions in the city this mausoleum serves as the burial ground of several Mughals apart from the emperor himself.

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The Humayun's Tomb is a magnificent piece of architecture that took almost 9 years to complete with an expenditure of nearly one and a half million rupees. The mausoleum is a 140 feet high structure with a central dome. The double-layered dome has a white marble exterior but the rest of the tomb is made of red sandstone, with white marble ornamentation. Built over acres of lush green land and surrounded by fountains this complex is home to a well manicured garden, a beautiful mosque and several other tombs.

Humayun's Tomb - Entry Fee, Timing, Address, Official Website

AddressMathura Road, Opposite Dargah, Nizamuddin, New Delhi, Delhi - 110013
Entry Fee :Entry fee for Indians : 55 Rs.
Entry fee for Foreigners: 100 Rs.
Entry fee for Children below 3 Years & Senior Citizen is free.
Entry fee for Sound and Light Show: Entry fee for Per Person : 25 Rs.
Timings :Visiting Hours -10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Phone No (Official) +91-11-24355275
Photography allowed or notAllowed
Camera Fee :25 Rs.
Nearest railway stationNizamuddin Railway Station

Last Updated on : May 7, 2015