Humayun's Tomb

Humayun was the son and successor of Babur, the first Emperor of Mughal dynasty. He died in 1556 AD and his widow Hamida Banu Begum, also known as Haji Begum, commenced the construction of his tomb in 1569, fourteen years after his death. It is the first distinct example of Mughal style architecture which was inspired in turn by Persian architecture.

It is well known that Humayun picked up the principles of Persian architecture during his exile and he himself is likely to have planned the tomb. However, there is no record to that effect. The tomb was constructed at the cost of 15 lakh rupees (1.5 million). Mirak Mirza Ghiyath, a Persian, was the architect employed by Haji Begum for this tomb.

The tomb lies in the centre of four-square gardens which are joined together to form a larger square. Humayun's tomb enclosed by four gardens came to be known as 'Char Bagh' and this dominant style of architecture became the prototype of almost all Mughal mausoleums. Humayun's tomb also houses the grave of his wife, Haji Begum, his great great grandson Dara Shukoh as well as many later Mughal Emperors including Jahandar Shah, Farrukhsiyar and others. The size of the tomb, on the banks of the Yamuna, was chosen for its proximity to the tomb of the celebrated Sufi saint of Delhi- Nizamuddin Auliya.

# The opening and closing timings of Humayun’s Tomb are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m..
Additional Info: Some other tourist places to visit in Delhi are Lal Bangla, Masjid Khairul Manazil, Sunderwala Mahal, Jantar Mantar and Shanti Stupa. Travellers are advised to check opening hours of the monuments before going.

# The address of Humayun Tomb is Mathura Road, Opposite Dargah Nizamuddin, New Delhi.
Additional Info:The Taj Mahal Hotel, Shangri- La's - Eros Hotel, The Ashok Hotel, Le Meridien New Delhi are some of the 5-star hotels near Humayun’s Tomb. One can effortlessly track Humayun’s Tomb location through a web mapping service or get directions from your hotel’s travel desk.

# The entry fee of Humayun’s Tomb for Indian visitors is Rs. 35 per person and foreign visitors is Rs. 550 per person. Further, the Humayun’s Tomb ticket price for SAARC and BIMSTEC visitors is Rs. 35 per person.
Additional Info:There are a number of intriguing things to do in Delhi such as enjoying sound and light show at the Red Fort, and street food at Chandni Chowk among others.

# One can book Humayun’s Tomb tickets online by visiting Yatra.com. Besides, the website offers online ticket options for 140 plus historical places in India. So skip the long queues and buy your tickets online.


Did You Know?

* Known as the Indian subcontinent’s first garden-tomb, Humayun’s Tomb inspired many great architectural marvels in the following years. Moreover, this tomb was the inspiration behind the creation of the Taj Mahal.

* There are more than 100 tombs inside the entire complex of Humayun’s Tomb but because the graves do not have any inscription on them, it is uncertain who they belong to.

About Humayun's Tomb

Humayun was the son and successor of Babur, the first Emperor of Mughal dynasty. He died in 1556 AD and his widow Hamida Banu Begum, also known as Haji Begum, commenced the construction of his tomb in 1569, fourteen years after his death. It is the first distinct example of Mughal style architecture which was inspired in turn by Persian architecture.

It is well known that Humayun picked up the principles of Persian architecture during his exile and he himself is likely to have planned the tomb. However, there is no record to that effect. The tomb was constructed at the cost of 15 lakh rupees (1.5 million). Mirak Mirza Ghiyath, a Persian, was the architect employed by Haji Begum for this tomb.

The tomb lies in the centre of four-square gardens which are joined together to form a larger square. Humayun's tomb enclosed by four gardens came to be known as 'Char Bagh' and this dominant style of architecture became the prototype of almost all Mughal mausoleums. Humayun's tomb also houses the grave of his wife, Haji Begum, his great great grandson Dara Shukoh as well as many later Mughal Emperors including Jahandar Shah, Farrukhsiyar and others. The size of the tomb, on the banks of the Yamuna, was chosen for its proximity to the tomb of the celebrated Sufi saint of Delhi- Nizamuddin Auliya.

# The opening and closing timings of Humayun’s Tomb are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m..
Additional Info: Some other tourist places to visit in Delhi are Lal Bangla, Masjid Khairul Manazil, Sunderwala Mahal, Jantar Mantar and Shanti Stupa. Travellers are advised to check opening hours of the monuments before going.

# The address of Humayun Tomb is Mathura Road, Opposite Dargah Nizamuddin, New Delhi.
Additional Info:The Taj Mahal Hotel, Shangri- La's - Eros Hotel, The Ashok Hotel, Le Meridien New Delhi are some of the 5-star hotels near Humayun’s Tomb. One can effortlessly track Humayun’s Tomb location through a web mapping service or get directions from your hotel’s travel desk.

# The entry fee of Humayun’s Tomb for Indian visitors is Rs. 35 per person and foreign visitors is Rs. 550 per person. Further, the Humayun’s Tomb ticket price for SAARC and BIMSTEC visitors is Rs. 35 per person.
Additional Info:There are a number of intriguing things to do in Delhi such as enjoying sound and light show at the Red Fort, and street food at Chandni Chowk among others.

# One can book Humayun’s Tomb tickets online by visiting Yatra.com. Besides, the website offers online ticket options for 140 plus historical places in India. So skip the long queues and buy your tickets online.


Did You Know?

* Known as the Indian subcontinent’s first garden-tomb, Humayun’s Tomb inspired many great architectural marvels in the following years. Moreover, this tomb was the inspiration behind the creation of the Taj Mahal.

* There are more than 100 tombs inside the entire complex of Humayun’s Tomb but because the graves do not have any inscription on them, it is uncertain who they belong to.

Monument Information

Address

Delhi

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Lal Indira Gandhi International Air Port Indira Gandhi International Air Port
  • Nearest Railway Station : Nizamuddin Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Sarai Kale Khan Bus Station

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 06:00:00 am
  • Closing Time :06:00:00 pm

Weather

  • Monsoon : August To September

    Summer : Average Maximum Temperature: 32°C

    Winter : Average Minimum temperature: 12 to 13°C

    Recommended Season to Visit : November to March

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Signages (Bilingual)
  • Toilets for Ladies & Gentleman
  • Benches
  • Drinking Water Facillity
  • Suggestion Box
  • Wheelchairs & Ramps for differently abled

Accommodation near the monument

Contact Details

  • Mr. Daljeet Singh
  • Phone: 91-11-23277705
  • E-mail: circledel.asi@gmail.com

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
INDIAN Visitor:
Total ₹ 35
₹ 35 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
FOREIGNER Visitor:
Total ₹ 550
₹ 550 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
SAARC Visitor:
Total ₹ 35
₹ 35 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
BIMSTEC Visitor:
Total ₹ 35
₹ 35 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax

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