Humayun's Tomb
Delhi • India

From: India Travel GuideDelhi Travel Guide

See also: Tomb Of SafdarjungQutub Minar


Humayun's Tomb, Delhi, India
Humayun's tomb is a magnificent building that contains red sandstone and white marble that combine wonderfully to leave this very impressive and symmetrical tomb that is now on the UNESCO World Heritage Site register.

The tomb was built sometime after 1562 AD for the Mughal Emperor Humayun by his wife Hamida Banu Begum and contains wonderful architecture both inside and out.

What makes Humayun's tomb even more remarkable is that is is set amongst around 30 acres of garden which has been beautifully and symmetry designed into four parts the style of which is known as Char Bagh, the garden contains contains marvelously placed paved walkways, fountains and water channels.

The Entrance Gateway to the Tomb is equally impressive and sets you up nicely for what lies beyond, there is also the Barber's Tomb and Isa Khan Niyazi Tomb which are both located within the facility.

Attraction Location Guide
Situated approximately one mile from the Yamuna River and 2.5 miles from India Gate C-Hexagon in New Delhi, the entrance is along the Bharat Scouts and Guides Marg.


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