Humayun's Tomb

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History

  • Tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun
  • The tomb is culturally significant as it is one of the first pieces of Mughal architecture and one of the first garden tombs in India
  • Built by Persian architect, Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, construction of the tomb was ordered by Humayun’s wife, Empress Bega Begum in 1565 and was finally completed in 1572
  • It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993
  • The tomb recently underwent restoration from 2007 to 2013, revealing its stunning architecture that inspired the Taj Mahal
  • Several members of the Mughal family were buried in the tomb from 17th to the 19th century
  • The tomb has become a popular tourist attraction

How to get there

  • Being located in the capital city, Humayun’s Temple is well connected by various transportation options
  • The closest stations are New Delhi or Nizamuddin Railway stations
  • From Indira Gandhi International Airport Metro station (DEL) the journey is under an hour and a half (to New Delhi Metro station and a 181 or 894 bus to Nizamuddin)

Explore New Delhi

  • New Delhi became the capital of India just over a century ago
  • The capital is a blend of ancient and modern India
  • It is home to three World Heritage monuments—Qutub Minar, Red Fort and Humayun's Tomb
  • The capital is a tourist hotspot
  • The city is a shopper’s paradise, with a number of markets, shops and street vendors

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