Humayun’s Tomb

This monument in Delhi is enlisted under the UNESCO world heritage sites. It is actually the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. It was constructed under the orders of Emperor Humayun’s wife Bega Begum in the 16th century, 9 years after the death of the Emperor. It is a brilliant exhibit of the grandeur of Mughal architecture and thus it’s a very renowned tourist spot in Delhi. It was designed by the great Persian architect Mirak Mirza Ghiyas. This monument is the first garden tomb of India. It is located at the conjunction of the Lodhi Road and the Mathura road. As the location is very convenient, there is a huge crowd of tourists all around in this place all throughout the year.

Delhi is a cosmopolitan city with many ethnic groups and cultures. Due to these various groups, several languages are spoken here, Hindi is the official language, which is spoken by the majority of the population. Urdu, Punjabi and English are other common languages in Delhi.


Travel Tips

As Delhi experiences extreme climatic conditions, and as the sightseeing visit will take place during the day time, so if you can make a trip here in the winters, it will be comfortable but the summers will be too tough to handle.

Again, while you are in Humayun’s tomb as a tourist, you can enjoy it the best if you go there after a certain amount of homework on the history of this monument. Again, the entire exploration of this architectural exhibit is on foot. So you must wear comfortable shoes so that you can move around with much ease.

When to visit

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Things to do

The tourists who love visiting historical places will surely love visiting this monument. There is a lot to explore here and definitely it will take a lot of time. At Humayun’s tomb, you will be mesmerized to observe the double storied structure which is created in the typical Islamic architectural style. It is the first monument in India which has such massive use of red sandstone. If you notice carefully, you will be able to realise that there is an influence of Rajasthani architecture in the entire tomb design. There is a marvellous use of white marble in harmony with red sandstone. There is a passage in the entrance with rooms on both the sides. There are decorative corbel and balconies throughout the construction. A very unique feature is the construction of the windows with networked screens which are commonly called as jaalis. This is a very common and exclusive characteristic of the Islamic architecture. The rubble cored pinth is made with 56 cells all around the place. The jaalis are created inside frames and placed on the top parts of the doors and windows. Each cell of the networked lattice is made into octagonal shape. The actual tomb is raised to a height of 47 m and the place also has 100 gravestones. This is the first Indian architectural exhibit that has used a double dome structure. At the place if the tomb, there is a “Mirhab Design” which is an extract from the Holy Quran. This Mirhab faces the Mecca on the West which denotes the closeness of the Emperor’s soul to that of Allah.

Getting Around

Getting around is Delhi is very convenient with the help of the Delhi Metro rail. Apart from that you can avail the auto Rickshaw or the bus services.

Places to Stay

If you’re in the mood to splurge, then the Radisson Blu Hotel is one of the perfect options to go for. The decor is a mix of the medieval with the modern, and the rooms are comfortable and spacious. This 5-star hotel provides all the amenities you might need, and the restaurants within this hotel provide some of the most delicious cuisines. 

If you’re looking for comfortable places to put up at, which will not burn a hole in your pocket, then Avalon Courtyard and Peppermint West might be two good choices. Both these hotels provide all the basic amenities, internet services, and much more. The rooms are clean, comfortable, and the hotels have a very nice ambience to go with their fantastic provisions.

If you're for a good budget hotel, with clean rooms, and a number of options available, in terms of the kind of room required. Another low range hotel is Hotel Star Paradise. They provide room service, they have a rooftop restaurant, and free Wi-Fi services too.

How to Reach

  • The Indira Gandhi International Airport is the airport that Connects Delhi to the world and the domestic terminal of this airport connects the city to the rest of India. As Delhi is the capital city of India, so there are innumerable flights from different places of India to Delhi.
  • There are three major Railway stations that connect the different parts of India to Delhi. These are New Delhi Railway Station, Old Delhi Railway Station and Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station. You can visit the Humayuns Tomb from any one of these stations with the help of local transports.
  • Bus services from all major locations of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are available to take you to Delhi. Delhi Transport Corporation provides with cab and bus service. Air conditioned travel transfers is preferable during the summer.

Surrounding Attractions

Delhi is a reservoir of tourist attractions and thus it is one of the major tourist spots in India along with being the capital of the nation. If you visit Humayun’s Tomb then definitely you must visit the following sightseeing places which are located nearby to the Humayun’s Tomb.

  • Red Fort: This is a very renowned tourist spot in Delhi. It is a Fortress created under the reign of the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in the 17th century. It is made up of red stones and the floorings are made up of marble. The awesome architectural excellence makes this place one of the best tourist spots in Delhi.
  • Jama Masjid: This is a beautiful mosque established in the 17th century by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan. It is an example of the perfection of the Mughal architecture.
  • Qutab Minar: This is the tallest monument in India which is 73 m high. It is the oldest monument in India and the most visited place by the tourists.
  • Lotus Temple: This is an exotic example of modern architecture. The top of this temple is designed in the shape of a blooming lotus that has petals all around. With the spectacular garden decor and the illumination arrangements, this place is one of the favourite spots for the tourists.
  • India Gate: This is a monument built in tribute of the great soldiers of India and the British –Indian cult who have lost their lives in the World War I.
  • Chandni Chowk: This is a very famous place in Old Delhi which is pretty crowded and has stunning collections of clothing and jewellery shops where enough of bargaining is allowed. This place carries the real flavour of Delhi and you will miss it if you do not visit the place.
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