Humayun Tomb, Delhi

Humayun's tomb is such a scenic place that not many people know about it. Humayun's tomb could not become popular like the Red Fort and Qutub Minar. But after knowing its history, you will find this Humayun's tomb to be the most special. The painful story behind this tomb will definitely pull you here.

Today I will tell you all the things about Humayun Tomb. How can you reach Humayun's Tomb? What is the ticket price for Humayun's Tomb? And what is the best time to visit here? And here you will learn about the history of Humayun's Tomb, whose information is not available much.

Humayun Tomb Tourism
Humayun Tomb Tourism

Humayun Tomb Tourism

Humayun's tomb is located near the Dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin, Delhi. Thousands of tourists come here every day, in which most of the foreign tourists come here. Actually, the story of this tomb was not very popular due to the painful story. Because the peoples focus only on love, and luxury life in the histories. And this Humayun's Tomb seems to be very different.


As soon as UNESCO in 1993 Humayun's Tomb was declared a World Heritage Site. In the same way, this tomb became popular worldwide. This heritage site is now being saved by the Government of India. Because it is already damaged a lot. It should not happen that people do not even know about it and its existence disappears.

Humayun Mausoleum | Humayun Tomb Tourism
Humayun Mausoleum | Humayun Tomb Tourism

The special thing about this Humayun's tomb, more than 150 peoples are buried here. Which includes the mausoleum of Babur and Isak Khan. This Tomb has 60 rooms on the first floor and 4 rooms on the second floor. And in every room, there is a grave of some or the other. And the rest of the mausoleum is located in the gardens in front of the tomb.




After the coming of the British Government, it was changed considerably. In which Mughal-style gardens were converted to English style. The Sarovar formed in the center was converted into roundabouts. And big trees were planted in the beds. Along with this, a layer of cement was laid on the carvings done on this tomb.

Humayun Tomb History

Humayun was the second ruler of the Mughal Empire, its full name was Nasiruddin Muhammad Humayun. It was born on 6 March 1508 in Kabul and was considered to be the unlucky king in the Mughal era. Humayun is the first Mughal Empire that came to Delhi and settled a city called Deen Panah.

In 1539, Sher Shah Suri defeated Humayun and captured the Deen Panah, and destroyed it completely. And built the Purana Qila in the same place. On 22 June 1555 Humayun recaptured Delhi by defeating King Sultan Sikandar Sur.

Begum Hamida Bano and Akbar - Humayun Tomb Tourism
Begum Hamida Bano and Akbar - Humayun Tomb Tourism

On January 27, 1956, Humayun died by falling from the stairs of the Sher Mandal library in the Purana Qila. After Humayun's death, his body was buried there. But later King Hem Chandra Vikram Aditya (Hemu) conquered the old fort. remaining soldiers took Humayun's corpse with him to save him from Hem Chandra Vikram Aditya.

In this way, Humayun's corpse was carried there for 15 years. And finally, Humayun's corpse was acquired by his son Akbar in 1565. And at the behest of Humayun's widow Begum Hamida Bano, Akbar built Humayun's tomb near the dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya. This tomb was completed in 1572. The construction of this mausoleum was done by Parsi architect Merak Mirza Giyath. And it was designed by contemporary historian Abd Al-Kader Banda Uni.

Such a beautiful mausoleum was built for the first time in India, in which lots of red sandstone and white marble were used. The design of this tomb was liked so much that all the subsequent mausoleums were built in the same way. Today, you can consider the Taj Mahal as the second version of this as well.

Nasiruddin Muhammad Humayun - Humayun Tomb Tourism
Nasiruddin Muhammad Humayun - Humayun Tomb Tourism

Best Time to Visit Humayun Tomb

You can come to see Humayun's tomb any day of the week. It never closes. You can come to see Humayun's Tomb from 6AM in the morning to 6PM in the evening. If you are coming in the summer season then you should come in the morning. Because the heat rises due to very heavy sunlight here during the day. And during the winter season, it is advisable to visit during the day.

Humayun Tomb Ticket Price


Ticket Price
Indian ₹35
Foreigner ₹500
Photography ₹00
Videography ₹25

Best Hotels Near Humayun Tomb

These hotels are at very cheap prices. Price of the hotels we don't mention below, because the price is changing according to the situation. But we give you the contact number of every hotel that you can ask for the price by calling each number.

Hotels Contacts
Hotel Preet Palace ⭐⭐⭐ 01246201616
Krishna Inn 09911193339
The Beaufort Inn ⭐⭐⭐ 09871980574
Batra Holiday Home 08130046919
Oyo 49750 Surya Inn 01246201616

How to Reach Humayun Tomb?

Humayun's tomb is very easy to reach. This tomb is located in Nizamuddin, Delhi. If you are coming from outside Delhi then you can come to the Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station first. From here you can reach Humayun's Tomb by bus, taxi, or metro. Humayun's tomb is just 210 meters away from the New Delhi railway station.




If you are coming from outside Delhi via airplane. Then you will have to come to Indra Gandhi International Airport. From here you can reach Humayun's Tomb via bus, taxi, or metro also. Humayun's Tomb is just 17 kilometers away from Indra Gandhi International Airport.

Humayun's Tomb nearest metro station is Jor Bagh Metro Station. Humayun's tomb is just 3.5 kilometers from here.

FAQ

Q. Where is Humayun's Tomb located?
Humayun's tomb is located in Hazrat Nizamuddin, Delhi. Its full address is "Mathura Road Opposite, Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah, Nizamuddin West, New Delhi, 110013 India".

Q. Who built Humayun's tomb?
After Humayun's death in 1556, Akbar built the tomb of his father Humayun in 1570 at the behest of Humayun's widow Begum Hamida Bano. In this, Parsi architect Merak Mirza Giyath was made head of the construction work.

Q. Who was Humayun?
Humayun was the second ruler of the Mughal Empire. One who stumbled only in his lifetime. Its life was so bad that even his own brother had become his enemy.

Q. What is the importance of Humayun's Tomb?
Humayun's tomb narrates Humayun's sad life. This tomb was built 15 years after Humayun's death. Before this, the body of Humayun wandered here and there all over India. Humayun's tomb has more than 150 dead bodies buried by Mugal's family.

Q. Which is Humayun Tomb Nearest Metro Station?
Humayun's Tomb nearest metro station is Jor Bagh Metro Station. Humayun's tomb is just 3.5 kilometers from here.