Timings: Open from Sunrise to Sunset (All Days) Major Airports: Indira Gandhi International Airport Best time: October to March
Humayun’s Tomb- A Tomb between lush green garden
Maqbara-e-Humayun is one of the largest garden tombs and a Royal Mausoleum in the whole Asia, also UNESCO declared Humayun’s Tomb as a World Heritage Site in 1993, and since then it has maintained its popularity. Though it’s a resting tomb of the Mughal king, Humayun, that’s not the only speciality that lies; it’s a 30 acre land of various tombs and monuments.
The amalgam of red sandstone and the white marbles with rubble masonry, lattice screens. And the plinth is made up of more than 100 gravestones! Well, the real body of the Humayun’s is located in the underground chamber, and head of the emperor is placed facing the Mecca but entry there is prohibited.
What attracts the Visitors is the inscription of Quran on the walls of the whole tomb and definitely the Mughal- Persian architecture that wondrously begins through four paved walkways, which are bisected by water canals. And, on the northern side, a bath chamber of that era is also present. On southern part, one can see the officer tomb of a nobleman. But the limelight among these sites are the Mosque of Isa Khan which was built in the 16th century, and the tomb of Afghan Noble of Mughal court resides within the walled garden there.
And Majorly to visit this place, winters are the best time.
Opposite Nizamuddin, Mathura Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110013.
Nearest Metro Station
Khan Market Metro station
Rs.10 to enter the tomb while for other foreign nationals, it is Rs.250 per person. Children up to the age of 15 need not pay an entry fee.