Humayun's tomb (Hindustani or Urdu: Maqbara-i Humayun) is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun's first wife and chief consort, Empress Bega Begum (also known as Haji Begum), in 1558, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas and his son, Sayyid Muhammad, Persian architects chosen by her. It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent, and is located in Nizamuddin East, Delhi, India, close to the Dina-panah Citadel, also known as Purana Qila (Old Fort), that Humayun found in 1533. It was also the first structure to use red sandstone at such a scale. The tomb was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993, and since then has undergone extensive restoration work, which is complete. Besides the main tomb enclosure of Humayun, several smaller monuments dot the pathway leading up to it, from the main entrance in the West, including one that even pre-dates the main tomb itself, by twenty years; it is the tomb complex of Isa Khan Niyazi, an Afghan noble in Sher Shah Suri's court of the Suri dynasty, who fought against the Mughals, constructed in 1547 CE.
The complex encompasses the main tomb of the Emperor Humayun, which houses the graves of Empress Bega Begum, Hamida Begum, and also Dara Shikoh, great-great-grandson of Humayun and son of the later Emperor Shah Jahan, as well as numerous other subsequent Mughals, including Emperor Jahandar Shah, Farrukhsiyar, Rafi Ul-Darjat, Rafi Ud-Daulat, Muhammad Kam Bakhsh and Alamgir II. It represented a leap in Mughal architecture, and together with its accomplished Charbagh garden, typical of Persian gardens, but never seen before in India, it set a precedent for subsequent Mughal architecture. It is seen as a clear departure from the fairly modest mausoleum of his father, the first Mughal Emperor, Babur, called Bagh-e Babur (Gardens of Babur) in Kabul (Afghanistan). Though the latter was the first Emperor to start the tradition of being buried in a paradise garden. Modelled on Gur-e Amir, the tomb of his ancestor and Asia's conqueror Timur in Samarkand, it created a precedent for future Mughal architecture of royal mausolea, which reached its zenith with the Taj Mahal, at Agra.
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Shiraz Hansen | Feb 1, 2018
This is a really cool place to visit. They've done a decent job at preservation, and they have a small area near the entrance of the main tomb where they have put up a lot of helpful material about the architecture and the history of the place. I must say I found it very informative, although the presentation leaves lots of room for improvement. Overall, I'd say it's well worth your time. I'd definitely go again.
Yash Trikannad | Jan 23, 2018
Visited here during a Sunday Evening just before the closing and I was spellbound by this striking piece of architecture. The complex is grandiose and the red sandstone used looks beautiful. Though it was crowded being a Sunday, the sight was still very pretty. Also visit the Isa Khan's Tomb alongside this complex. The museum is also well maintained as are the gardens of the complex and some construction is going along outside to make it even better. I would recommend anyone visiting Delhi to come and visit this place. It's a must visit historical monument.
Asif Ansari | Feb 19, 2018
Best to visit in morning when nobody is around. Opens at 6.30. Good huge place to explore. 30rs. for Indian is a good price to visit.Clean tidy place. Visited here 3rd time and always a peaceful place to bring people. A detailed book of importance of this place should be provided which should be reusable for tourists again and again. Toilets available in good condition.
Prashant Jhajhria | Jan 31, 2018
Nice place, usually crowded. Very good and clean monuments. There are many tombs near all are connected by pathways. Good place to take pictures. Outside every tomb there is a brief history written about it . The entry fees is about 30 to 40 rupees for India citizens. History lovers should definitely visit and also those who are fan of great architecture.
Sumit Sharma | Jan 25, 2018
It's a beautiful place. Well maintained. Good time to visit the place is morning during the opening hours itself. Otherwise there will be lot of crowd in both the ticket counter and also inside the place. Also there is an option to book tickets online, if your visit is planned in advanced, I would advise you to book online to avoid standing in the long queue
Mohammed Nadeem | Apr 14, 2018
Best to visit in morning when nobody is around. Opens at 6.30. Good huge place to explore. 30rs. for Indian is a good price to visit.Clean tidy place. Visited here 3rd time and always a peaceful place to bring people. A detailed book of importance of this place should be provided which should be reusable for tourists again and again. Toilets available in good condition. Less crowded, nice green fields with bushes and trees around the old structure make you feel of living in past time. Just Rs.30 entry per person (Indian) is cheap. It's great place if you want come along with your family but make sure to stuff your stomach with enough food as no eatables are allowed in there. I like reading under the trees as usually this is a quite place with cushioned grasses all over the year.
Mohit Kumar | Apr 21, 2018
Great place for group outing. Lots of open and green space. greenery and fountains will fulfill you wish joy and happiness Amazing view in sunny day. famous among school students. you find many school groups, collage groups, foreign tourist groups here. very good place for photo shoot for social media platforms.
vivek pathak | Apr 12, 2018
A great place to visit for all history lovers and cultural heritage lovers. The place is well maintained and kept clean even on the busiest of days. Ample parking space is provided. The best time to visit would be early morning or late evening. Though the visit is on chargeable basis, it is totally worth it. One can enhance the architectural masterpiece along with beautiful nature around. Visit with your family to get the best out of it.
RAVINDRA SINGH | May 6, 2018
हुमायूँ का मकबरा इमारत परिसर मुगल वास्तुकला से प्रेरित मकबरा स्मारक है। यह नई दिल्ली के दीनापनाह अर्थात् पुराने किले के निकट निज़ामुद्दीन पूर्व क्षेत्र में मथुरा मार्ग के निकट स्थित है। गुलाम वंश के समय में यह भूमि किलोकरीकिले में हुआ करती थी और नसीरुद्दीन (१२६८-१२८७) के पुत्र तत्कालीन सुल्तान केकूबाद की राजधानी हुआ करती थी। यहाँ मुख्य इमारत मुगल सम्राट हुमायूँ का मकबरा है और इसमें हुमायूँ की कब्र सहित कई अन्य राजसी लोगों की भी कब्रें हैं। यह समूह विश्व धरोहर घोषित है एवं भारत में मुगल वास्तुकला का प्रथम उदाहरण है। इस मक़बरे में वही चारबाग शैली है, जिसने भविष्य में ताजमहल को जन्म दिया। यह मकबरा हुमायूँ की विधवा बेगम हमीदा बानो बेगमके आदेशानुसार १५६२ में बना था। इस भवन के वास्तुकार सैयद मुबारक इब्न मिराक घियाथुद्दीन एवं उसके पिता मिराक घुइयाथुद्दीन थे जिन्हें अफगानिस्तान के हेरात शहर से विशेष रूप से बुलवाया गया था। मुख्य इमारत लगभग आठ वर्षों में बनकर तैयार हुई और भारतीय उपमहाद्वीप में चारबाग शैली का प्रथम उदाहरण बनी। यहां सर्वप्रथम लाल बलुआ पत्थर का इतने बड़े स्तर पर प्रयोग हुआ था।१९९३ में इस इमारत समूह को युनेस्को द्वारा विश्व धरोहर स्थल घोषित किया गया।
Himanshu Goyal | Jun 1, 2018
Architecture is really mesmerizing. Awesome place to visit in Delhi. Tomb is surrounded by various well maintained gardens. You can sit with your family or friends there and can enjoy the view. Good spots for photography as u find various eagles, vultures there along with other different birds.
meera salian | May 29, 2018
Great place to spend some peaceful time. But you can expect long queues for the ticket s specially in weekends. We had been there on weekend and spent more than one hour standing in the queue. Ideal time to be spent is more than 2 hours. There are places where you can walk, sit and relax. Totally a good place to hang out.
Arun Singh | May 28, 2018
Cheap parking. There are different parts other than main tomb. Isa khan tomb is super beautiful. Fountains look super beautiful. You can go to the upper level of the tomb too. Best time to go here is early morning in summers. Peaceful
James Rider | Jul 4, 2018
Nice and peaceful attraction with a lot of history. Complex a lot larger than you might think- takes about 90 minutes to see everything. I thought that there should be a lot more information plaques as there were hardly any. Thankfully not one person wanted a picture with me which was nice. Also, be aware of the rickshaw drivers who will approach you the minute you approach the car park. They will offer outrageous rates or will force you to visit shops where the driver gets commission. Just ignore them and get one from the roundabout outside.
Surabhi | Jun 19, 2018
A great place to hangout with your family and friends and appreciate architecture of the Mughals. Very clean, well-maintained, and touristy type of monument. It is advised to bring your own bottle of water, you will need one. Restrooms are available here. The place closes around 6-6.30. You'll need minimum 2 hours to visit the place. Get your tickets for the same day online on the Ministry of Culture site, it costs the same and it's less hassle.
Saurabh Metkar | Jun 12, 2018
A clean and historical monument which is a must watch when you come to delhi. There are total of 3 4 tombs together in one large piece of land which is beautifully developed. Green lawns and humongous trees increase the beauty of all the buildings. Also there is one small Museum where some precious parts of history are kept which were found in diggings. Overall its a must see and go early in the Morning to avoid crowd and to take some good snaps.
Uma N | Jul 7, 2018
Fantastic world heritage site to visit in New Delhi. Limited shade so avoid blistering heat of summer. Security guards will try to act as guide for tip if you don't already have guide. All part of the fun.
suyash jain | Jul 11, 2018
Best to visit in morning when nobody is around. Opens at 6.30. Good huge place to explore. 30rs. for Indian is a good price to visit.Clean tidy place. A detailed book of importance of this place should be provided which should be reusable for tourists again and again. Toilets available in good condition. Less crowded, nice green fields with bushes and trees around the old structure make you feel of living in past time. Just Rs.30 entry per person (Indian) is cheap. It's great place if you want come along with your family but make sure to stuff your stomach with enough food as no eatables are allowed in there. I like reading under the trees as usually this is a quite place with cushioned grasses all over the year.
Rahul Bhatnagar | Aug 3, 2018
A fantastic space to spend some time. The structure as it is, is amazing, and therefore it is a UNESCO world heritage site. But apart from that, just walk away to the gardens that are present here and spend some time listening to the numerous bird calls, and I'm sure you are going to love it. Also, the recently renovated Isa Khan's Tomb is incredibly beautiful! Definitely spend some time here too.
Jon Anderson | Jul 25, 2018
This is a wonderful place to visit! The grounds are beautiful. It is extremely interesting. There is ample space to walk around. There are places for you to sit and relax. If you want to sit on the grass or on park benches, there are many options. It is truly a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of this large and crowded city. We go to Deli often as a family and make it a point to stop at Humayun's Tomb every time. We never tire of it's beauty.
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