Humayun Tomb

Humayun Tomb

  • New Delhi
  • India
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Amont Things to Do in New Delhi
  • Timings 10 00 AM - 06 00 PM
  • Time Required 2 - 3 hours
  • Entry Fee Indians - INR 10, Foreigners - INR 250. Video filming - INR 25, Photography - Free
  • Nearest Metro Station Jawaharlal Nehru Metro Station
  • Founded in 1533 Year
  • Founded By Humayun

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Humayun Tomb, New Delhi Overview

Humayun's tomb which is known as? Humayun ka Maqbara in hindi is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India. This tomb has a romantic tale associated to it which is that after the death of the Mughal emperor Humayun, his wife Bega Begum was so grief stricken that she decided to live the rest of her life for the sole purpose of building a mausoleum in the great memory of her soul mate. A Persian architect known by the name of Mirak Mirza Ghiyas personally chosen by the Begum herself was handed the work of designing the tomb which came out to be the first garden-tomb on the entire Indian subcontinent. Established in the year 1570, this tomb located in the Nizamuddin East, Delhi, India, which is also in close proximity to the Dinah-Panah citadel famously known as Purana Qila which also founded by Humayun in the year 1533. In the year 1993, it was also proclaimed to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The area where the Humayun tomb is situated also homes several other tombs out of which there is a tomb of Isa Khan Niyazi which is two decades older than the humayun tomb.

The main tomb of the Humayun also houses the graves of Bega Begum herself, Hamida Begum, and also Dara Shikoh, great great grandson of Humayun and son of the much later Emperor Shah Jahan, as well as several other succeeding Mughals, including Emperor Jahandar Shah,Farrukhsiyar, Rafi Ul-Darjat, Rafi Ud-Daulat and Alamgir II. Yamuna Bank was chosen as the site for the tomb specifically due to its nearness to the much admired sufi saint Nizamuddin Auliya’s mausoleum known as the Nizamuddin Dargah.

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