Humayun Tomb

Humayun Tomb

Located near the crossing of Mathura road and Lodhi road, close to Nizzamudin Dargah – this magnificent garden tomb is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India.

Humayun Tomb It was built in 1565 A.D. nine years after the death of Humayun, by his senior widow Bega Begam. Inside the walled enclosure the most notable features are the garden squares (chaharbagh) with pathways water channels, centrally located well proportional mausoleum topped by double dome. There are several graves of Mughal rulers located inside the walled enclosure and from here in 1857 A.D; Lieutenant Hudson had captured the last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah II. UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993. Since then several important renovation projects were accomplished in this complex.


Humayun’s tomb is a Humayun’s tomb’s architecture was the model for Taj Mahal. The architecture of the mausoleum is a mixture of Persian and Indian traditions. There are around 150 graves in Humayun’s tomb and the surrounding garden.
Ticket: Rs. 10/- for the 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).
Others: $5 per person.
The entrance for children up to 15 years is free.

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