Humayun’s Tomb – The Garden Of Tombs

A world heritage site under UNESCO, Humayun’s Tomb was built in 1570 by Humayun’s wife Haji Begum. It is unarguably one of the most amazing works of Mughal Architecture to which Taj Mahal owes its design.

Not only the grave of the Mughal Emperor, Humayun, but this tomb also secures the graves of Bega Begum, Dara Shikoh, Hamida Begum, along with other significant members of the Mughals. The tomb is made of red sandstone and white marbles and it looks serene and beautiful even after so many years.

Entry fee: INR 10 for domestic and SAARC Visitors, INR 250 for others

Opening hours: Daily, up till sunset. Best viewed in the morning or a full moon evening.

Must visit: If on Thursday, walk to the Dargah of Nizam-ud-din Auliya for a spiritual qawwali evening

Tip: This place is often included in the Delhi guided tours with a blue bus.

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