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Review of Humayun's Tomb

Humayun's Tomb
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Ranked #6 of 401 things to do in New Delhi
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 22 December 2013

Its one of the must visit kind of place whenever you get time even if you are in Delhi always or you are from outside for vacation in Delhi. Amazing architecture, surrounded by nicely maintained gardens full of rose & different kind of plants.

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Reviewed 21 December 2013

I love this site, the tomb is the precursor to The Taj Mahal and, personally, I prefer it but then I've a bit of a thing about terracotta and cream which are the colours of the building. The grounds are extensive and lovely and peaceful a real oasis in the middle of Delhi and there isn't the massive security to pass through to get in. It's only 250 Rupees and you can spend many hours wandering around the gardens and the walls and building which are being beautifully restored. I was here a year ago and there has been such progress. There is a really nice little exhibition sharing information about the site and its restoration. There's also a new loo block which I was really pleased about, but beware you need between 2 and 10 rupees ( depending on the service you require) and they struggle for change and, although a new block only visit if you are desperate. Apologies to anyone for whom this smacks of too much information but these things are important particularly if you are just starting to acclimatise! Please don't let that put you off visiting it is truly a lovely site!

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Reviewed 21 December 2013

The Humayun's tomb can be seen as a signature monument due to its features which will tell all about the architecture and planning styles of Mughals.
Humayun's tomb or Humayun ka Maqbara was built by Mughal Emperor Humayun. Persian architect were deputed by Bega Begum to complete the monument. It is said to be the first garden-tomb built on the pattern of Persian style of landscape planning. It can be access through train, bus and metro situated near Nizamuddin, Delhi, India.The complete structure built of red sandstone.This monument is declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The complex of the monument encompasses the main tomb of the Emperor Humayun, Moti Masjid, rectangular parks, museum, court room and other small structure.

Anyone visiting this monument can't resist taking photos and getting oneself photographed. The spectacular monument will make you feel cut-off from rest of the Delhi and you can enjoy siting on the rampart of the tomb.
The water bowels for birds on the tomb can be seen which tells us how they were concerned about the use of the tomb for time immemorial.
Great monument to visit in Delhi.

2  Thank Shashikant Nish... S
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

An awe inspiring building located with a wonderful view over Delhi. Many other wonderful buildings on the site. Great high quality displays of the restoration work, the building as it was and other details. Download wiki articles or read up before going as the guides at the site (as for most of India) talk a lot but know very little.

1  Thank melbournian1950s
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Reviewed 20 December 2013 via mobile

I enjoyed visiting this site and probably would have enjoyed it more if I had visited it before going to Agra.
We went at around 3.30-4pm when things were getting quieter and the school groups were leaving.

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