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Humayun's Tomb

Bharat Scouts and Guides Marg, Off Mathura Road, Nizamuddin, New Delhi, Delhi, India
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  • Humayun's TombPro 2014
    Matthew Crompton
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    4 Jul 15, 2014

    If you're visiting Agra to see the Taj, stop off first at this tomb in south-central Delhi whose style presaged it. With a gorgeous symmetrical style set in pretty, rambling gardens (and with some older and delightfully decaying tombs on the periphery) it's a great place to spend a morning exploring. For classical Mughali architecture, this building is second only to the Taj Mahal itself.

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    Nikhil Chandra
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    5 Oct 01, 2013

    This is one of my favorite spots in Delhi. The awesome charbagh - forst of its kind to be built in India. Humayun's Tomb is the inspiration behind the construction of Taj Mahal, magnum opus of Mughal Architecture.

    Humayun's Tomb is located near Nijamuddin Dargah. It could be reached via tuk tuk, DTC buses or the newly lauched HOHO Tourist Bus.

    Humayun's Tomb Complex is home to a number of tombs of the royal family and sometimes it is also referred to as the burial ground of the Mughal royalty.

    Besides the main tomb enclosure of Humayun, several smaller monuments dot the pathway leading up to it, from the main entrance in the West, including one that even pre-dates the main tomb itself, by twenty years; it is the tomb complex of Isa Khan Niyazi, an Afghan noble in Sher Shah Suri's court of the Suri dynasty, who fought against the Mughals.

    This site by the bank of Yamuna was chosen beacuse of its proximity to Nizamuddin Dargah, the tomb of revered Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Auliya.

    There's also a tomb of Humayun's Barber (Known as Nai ka Gumbad) constructed close to Humayun's mausoleum. What makes Humayun's Tomb distinct is the lone cenotaph inside the main chamber.

    Humayun's cenotaph stands alone in the main chamber; the real grave lies in the basement below.

    At the very entrance of the complex you'll also come across Bu Halima's garden and tomb. To your right hand side are Afsarwaale Tomb and Gumbad which is believed to be the residence of the officer/nobleman in charge who built the complex.

    Close to this structure is the Arab Serai which was supposedly commissioned by Bega Begum (wife of Humayun) for the craftsman who constructed this complex.

    Humayun's Tomb also happens to be one of the World Heritage Sites in Delhi.

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    Shalini Narang
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    An ancient monument of mughal architecture in all its splendor and beauty- four minarets surrounding the main structure, a central waterway and gardens on the side- very similar to the Taj Mahal in the architectural design and layout.

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  • Humayun's TombPro 2014
    Margot B
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    The first major example of strictly Mughal architecture in all of India, this tomb complex is the final resting place of Humayan as well as a slew of others. His wife had it built.

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    10YearItch
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Lovely monument which has been maintained very well. Try and go earlier during the day to avoid the harsh Delhi sun.

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    Arvin Kohli
    4 Jan 23, 2013
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    Ramandeep Singh
    4 Nov 16, 2012

    The place is not very popular but reminded me of Taj Mahal when I visited it.

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    5 Oct 19, 2012
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    Rahul Garg
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    by visting this place we forget every thing

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    Mike Watson
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Great View as well as Tomb!

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    Vijay Upreti
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Must See spot

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    Barri Tsavaris
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    4 Feb 06, 2012
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    3 Jun 30, 2012
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    4 Mar 22, 2013
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    3 Jun 23, 2012
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    Sudiptaa Chakraborty
    2 Sep 15, 2011
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    Marianne Heisig
    3 Mar 07, 2013
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  • Humayun's Tomb
    Jenny Weiss
    3 Oct 20, 2013
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Description

Presaging the architectural perfection of the Taj Mahal, this magnificent Mughal tomb of the emperor Humayun (he fell down the stairs is one of the capital's best-preserved monuments. Located in South Delhi, the tomb and extensive gardens are a UNESCO world heritage site, a major leap forward in the Indo-Islamic architecture that has come to define the subcontinent. The strict geometry of the ... read more
gardens and tomb are meant to mirror the Islamic conception of Paradise. A small museum on the grounds gives a historical account of the Mughal lineage.

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