Humayun's Tomb in Delhi is one of the 1st garden tombs in India. It was commissioned on 1562 by Humayun's wife- Hamida Banu Begum. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. Built over acres of lush green land and surrounded by fountains this complex is home to a well manicured garden, a beautiful mosque and several other tombs. It represents Mughal architecture at its best.
Architectural Design of the Tomb
The architecture of the tomb clearly shows the signs of the Persian influence. The tomb is divided into 36 grids with water channels crisscrossing all over the place. The garden is laid down in the Persian style it is divided into 4 large squares known as the Char Bagh style. The tomb is mainly built with Red Sandstone and the dome is made of White Marble.
Major Attraction at the Tomb
The major attraction that attracts the tourists is the Nila Gumbad- popularly known as the blue colored tomb built by Abdul Rahim, the famous poet for his servant Miyan Fahim. A portion of the wall of the tomb faces the Railway Station.
Barber's Tomb (Nai Ka Gumbad) is the only structure standing inside the Char Bagh. The tomb is dedicated to Humayun's royal barber and was commissioned by Emperor Akbar.
Best Time to Visit
It remains open from morning to evening all days round the clock.
You can enjoy shopping around the Bhogal Market. Lajpat Nagar Central Market is also one of the prominent and biggest markets of Delhi.
5 Star/ Luxury Hotel
- The Oberoi
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- The Lodhi
- Divine Paradise
- The Beaufort Inn
How to Reach
One can take local buses or hire private taxis or autos to reach Humayun's Tomb. One can also commute by metro; the nearest station is Central Secretariat.