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Humayun Tomb, World Heritage Site in New Delhi, India

World heritage site Humayun Tomb is in DelhiIndia. Humayun Tomb was Built in the mid 16th century by Haji Begum, senior wife of Humayun, the second Mughal emperor. Humanyun’s tomb is an early example of Mughal architcture built in Delhi. A rose petal sandstone mausoleum built in proper Mughal style is a beautiful memorial to the poet king.


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Humayun Tomb

Octagonal in shape, raised on a plinth, with double domes, high arches , laid in the centre of a large walled enclosure, the monument is an imposing structure. A baradari (pavilion) occupies the centre of the eastern wall and a hammam (bath chamber) the centre of northern wall.
Approached from four sides by paved stone paths which divide the garden into four squares, the mausoleum also has the distinction of having several of the Mughal rulers buried here. Besides Bega Begum herself, Hamida Begum( Akbar’s Mother), Dara Shikoh( Shah Jahan’s son), Bahadur Shah II (the last Mughal emperor) and many others. Humayun’s wife is also buried in the red and white sandstone, black and yellow marble tomb.
The gardens st this tomb has been laid in the Persian style of a Chahr Bagh, with paved stone avenues and narrow water channels. It is still maintained in its original grandeur.

Tourist Information
Open on all weekdays from sunrise to sunset.
Entry fee for those above 12 years: Rs.> Free entry on Fridays.

Best Time To Visit
November to February.

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