Humayun's Tomb
Humayun's Tomb
4.5
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This tomb, built in 1570, is of particular cultural significance as it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. It inspired several major architectural innovations, culminating in the construction of the Taj Mahal and many other Mughal architecture and garden complexes in India.
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  • John S
    Columbia, Missouri3,259 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit
    I went here on my first trip to Delhi several years ago and kind of forgot about it. Went back on my most recent trip this year and remembered how amazing it is. Personally I prefer it to the Taj Mahal.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 29 April 2023
  • Crickette
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect visit with the right tour guide
    Simply incredible! We hired Rakesh Sharma, a tour guide at the gate who had retired from the Archaeological Survey of India. He was very knowledgeable and communicated well in excellent English. I wish we had found him earlier as he could have shown us everything we wanted to see in and around Delhi
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 June 2023
  • dashiel09
    London, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful surprise in Delhi - the blueprint for the Taj
    A really excellent and unexpected delight in Delhi - clear to see how this was a blueprint for the Taj Mahal and in many ways this is a preferable visit to its vastly more famous ancestor along the river. We arrived at about 4pm and it was quite quiet, the gardens were tranquil and well maintained and the buildings incredible. Highly recommend a guide to unlock the deeper meanings of the fusion of Islamic / Buddhist and Christian iconography around the tomb itself. We had a wonderful gentleman with a red beard called Ishrat who really made a huge difference.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 September 2023
  • Andythebaggie
    Birmingham, United Kingdom2,332 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Much more than a Taj Mahal predecessor!
    Humayun’s tomb was a pleasant surprise on our sight seeing in Delhi. It was thronged with hundreds of enthusiastic and smart schoolchildren, who much to our surprise loved chatting to us and taking selfies! This is a large site accessed through extensive well kept gardens. There are plenty of subsidiary buildings in the park to explore if you have time. The main buildings upper levels are accessed via steep and large steps, from the top there are fine views. The tomb is mostly red sandstone though there is plenty of marble, and intriguingly a couple of Stars of David above the main entrance. Inside it’s cool with plenty of marble work including screens and the tombs themselves which are in several rooms. Well worth a visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 October 2023
  • BOJOThomas
    Bridgend, United Kingdom64 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simply stunning
    I don’t think anyone can prepare you for what you will see when visiting Humayun’s Tomb. The whole place is truly magnificent. As others have said ticket prices vary for foreigners and Indians. Buying tickets online can allow fast entry but if you go early in the morning there won’t be any queues. Once you enter you can be there from sunrise to sunset. There are other tombs in the same complex and all worth seeing. We went just after sunrise on a weekday. We took an Uber and it was very convenient. The place was deserted. Lots and lots of birds. Peacocks roam around freely. Woodpeckers peck the palm trees. Kingfishers sit on the edge of the shallow pools being renovated. It is clear extensive renovation is being done and ground work being laid for what is to come. We did not hire a guide. I think it’s best to read up online and then read the placards in front of each building - you are likely to learn more about the place this way. The place has sooooo much history. Sunder nursery which is a garden is also next door to but entry fees apply. We had a wonderful day out.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 October 2023
  • JohnRegoPark
    Rego Park, New York1,134 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A grand tomb that prefigures the Taj
    This massive tomb is set in a lovely series of gardens. It rises majestically on a plateau and dominates everything around it. The interior is mostly empty although you can see the grave itself, and smaller grants in other rooms. There is a charge to enter, and a parking lot is nearby. The lot fills up quickly and isn't big. I suggest an early entry and exit.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 November 2023
  • rashmi r
    New Delhi, India104 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful monument
    I was lucky to visit the tomb with a Anoushka Jain, the founder of reseach and heritage organization ENROUTE INDIAN HISTORY . I was amazed at her knowledge of indian history as she took us around explaining every detail right from the stones and the symbols used on the walls to the empereors and their family members that laid buried there. She answered all the questions on how the surrounding place evolved over the years to what grew in the gardens. It was truly a wonderful experience . Will be going to more heritage walks with her groups.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 November 2023
  • Kukku
    Kerala, India2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is a must-see destination while visiting Delhi.
    Predecessor to the famous Taj Mahal Humayun's Tomb is an example of Mughal garden tomb. Impressive, delightful architecture, amazing artistic details. Spend a couple of hours here strolling and enjoying the beauty of this architectural complex
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 November 2023
  • Abovetheclouds
    2,500 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting.
    Read up before you go or take a guide as you will otherwise just look. There is the main tomb but other areas as well. The architecture and detail is outstanding. A lot to see but very busy. There is a small exhibition which is very interesting if you wish to learn more. Highly recommend.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 January 2024
  • 83lovetotravel
    447 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well maintained and great place to visit if cannot do red fort
    Nominal Ticketed entry for this well kept monument. Do read up on history and architecture before you head out or get guide to help explain. They open at 7am so if it’s summer time, head out right when they open to beat the rush and heat. No food allowed inside. Fantastic picture opportunities at so many locations. The architecture is still preserved well. You will get to see parrots as well. Takes around 2-3 hours to cover everything at leisure and take pictures.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 January 2024
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R G
Dublin, Ireland1,038 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Humayun’s tomb was the first of the grand mausoleums built and laid the architectural style foundation for the Taj Mahal some 80 years later , it sets one up for a visit to the Taj Mahal.
Written 18 April 2024
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Written 11 April 2024
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,557 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Solo
I hired a taxi driver who took me to seral attractions of New Delhi, including this one. As I entered the area, I noted two buildings on the right side of entrance door. These buildings have tombs of important people. Took some pictures here.

Proceeding with my walk, there is another huge brick building at the center. Note the are steps to take to visit the interiors of this building. I kept wondering how powerful those buried here must have been when they were alive to deserve such grandeur tombs!
Written 5 April 2024
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Sweetra
United States265 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
The grounds are pretty vast and comprised of a few tombs. We walked around and saw all of the tombs and mosques. They are very old and pretty. There are some long steps to get to Humayun’s tomb but it’s worth it. There are many photo opportunities throughout the grounds.
Written 4 April 2024
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Rob R
Tredegar, UK1,417 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We visited on city tour and compared to the hustle and bustle outside this was a tranquil location. Very green and well maintained gardens with some stunning architecture to view as well. Definitely worth a visit and we spent an hour there which was plenty of time for what we wanted to see
Written 28 March 2024
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BramleyLoiner21
Leeds, UK517 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The tomb of the 16th century Mogul Emperor
Beautiful place to visit with its impressive architecture and well kept grounds
A bit of climbing involved to get up to the tomb
Written 25 March 2024
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1954Barry
London, UK141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
This heritage site is well worth a visit. The tomb has been well preserved and the surrounding gardens well maintained. The washrooms are ok. A must place to visit when in Delhi.
Written 20 March 2024
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2W3
Nashville, TN154 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
As an American who has lived in Delhi, many of the tourist locations are overrun with people and are sometimes not enjoyable because of the crowds. This location never feels overly crowded, easy to get to and a legitimate historical property.

Allocate yourself at least an hour to peruse the grounds and really get into the corners of the property. In addition to the main tomb, there are several other structures build in the 1500s.

The park opens early and anytime before 9, the place is completely empty and you will beat the heat. Best of all, you will have this magnificent site to yourself and you can get unobstructed pictures.
Written 20 March 2024
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malimu
Ottawa, Canada265 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
What a marvel having read about this b4 visiting. Mogul era and the dedication to history. Worth seeing after studying anout it.
Written 16 March 2024
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Srinivasa g
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
A must visit in Delhi! A heritage monument very well preserved and protected. Rest rooms are neat & clean as we need to walk and spend at least an hour plus to see this imposing tomb built for King Humayun by his wife I was told.
Written 7 March 2024
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