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Visit Humayun’s Tomb, an eminent UNESCO world heritage site in Delhi

Delhi, the capital city of Indian has a different individuality of its existence. Ranging from delicious food to historic monuments, the city has no dearth of attractions for visitors. In this post, we bring you one of the eminent UNESCO world heritage sites in Delhi. Let’s take you for a virtual ride of the site:

Humayun’s Tomb

Address: Opposite Dargah Nizamuddin, Mathura Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110013

If you are in quest of witnessing an astonishing Persian architectural brilliance in Delhi, look no further than Humayun’s Tomb. People who have visited the Taj Mahal in Agra can relate some structural connectivity between these two imposing monuments. The reason being, Humayun’s Tomb was a true inspiration from the formation of Taj Mahal. This is the first ever built Mughal architecture in India. The crypt was constructed in 1565 A.D after the death of Humayun. This tomb was built in the memory of Humayun by his widow Hamida Banu Begum. Considering the historic significance and architectural brilliance, Humayun’s Tomb was declared as the world heritage site in 1993 by UNESCO. Today, plenty of visitors rush this heritage site to witness its picturesque vista. Walking around the Char Bagh (Four Gardens) is an absolute pleasure for nature enthusiasts. While entering the site, there is a small museum that exhibits an array of old clicks with the tomb. In addition, some other key attractions that one must explore here are mosque of Isa Khan, Bu Halima’s Tomb, Nai-ka-Gumbad, Arab Sarai and Nila Gumbad.

Humayun’s Tomb

Entry time and charges:

Humayun’s Tomb is open all round the week from 6AM to 5.30PM. However, avoid visiting here during the mid summer when the temperature is quite scorching. For Indian visitors the entry fee here is INR 30 and for foreign tourists the fee is INR 500. Children below the age group of 15 years and senior citizens are exempted from any entry charges. Photography is allowed, but filming here will cost you INR 25. It takes 1-2 hour time to explore the entire Humayun’s Tomb. Some of the nearby attractions that you may also visit after Humayun’s Tomb are Ashokan Rock Edict, Kairul Manzil Masjid and Nizam-ud-din’s Shrine.

Getting there

If you are travelling by Metro, the nearest Metro Stations are Jawahar Lala Nehru Metro Station (Purple Line) and Jor Bagh Metro (Yellow Line), which are located nearly 1.5Kms and 3.5Kms away from Humayun’s Tomb respectively. The nearest railway station is Nizamuddin Railway Station, which is located nearly 2Kms away from the destination.  On the other hand, from Delhi airport the distance to reach Humayun’s tomb is around 18Kms. This historic place can be reached easily from different parts of the city by cab and auto-rickshaw. In addition, you will also get frequent buses for Humayun’s Tomb from ISBT, Nizamuddin bus stop and Connaught Place.

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