Humayun Tomb in Delhi
Humayun Tomb in New Delhi : The Great Mughal Monument

 Humayun's Tomb : UNESCO World Heritage site

Address Lodi Road, Mathura Road, New Delhi, India


ReasonsReasons to be here -
For the cosmopolitan, history hunters and the wanderer in you!


Entry Fees Entry Fee -
10 Rs/per person (Indian residence)
250 Rs/per person (Foreign residence)


Travel DirectionWay to reach -
Located near the crossing of Mathura road and Lodhi road, the best way to reach Humayun's Tomb is to get down at JLN Stadium and take public transport.


Traveller's PickTraveller's Pick - About Humayun's Tomb

Located at Nizamuddin East at Mathura Road in New Delhi, Humayun's Tomb is one of the most beautiful and visited tombs in India. It was built during the period of Mughal era. The Humayun tomb is a perfect reflection of Persian architecture. The tomb was built by Humayun's wife, Hamida Banu Begum in 1569-70 in the memory of her husband after the nine months of his death. The Humayun's tomb made with stunning red sandstone was considered as the first and foremost garden style tombs in India. The tomb is built in the middle of charbagh style of gardens. The tomb has two entrances – one at South and another at West. However, the South side is the main entrance of the tomb.  

The Humayun's tomb is quite similar to Akbar's tomb in Sikander, the tomb of Sikander Lodi in the Lodi Garden, Ghiyas-ud-Din Tugluq's tomb at Tugluqabad and the Taj Mahal at Agra. The tomb gives a perfect picture of Mughal Architecture along with deep history of that era. It has been constructed in an octagonal shape. Though it was a final resting place for Humayun but members of Royal Families including Hamida Bahu Begum, Shah Jahan's son Dara Shikoh and many other prominent Mughals also rested in the tomb. The tomb was opened for general public in 1972. Mirak Mirza Ghiyath, a Parisian, was the architect who constructed this magnificent tomb. It is said that the Humayun's tomb was built at the cost of 15 lakh rupees (1.5 million). The Archaeological Survey of India has renovated certain portions of the tomb to make this masterpiece alive. In 1933, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

NearbyNearby Attractions -

Isa Khan Mosque - A lovely constructed Mosque honored to Isa Khan, one of the aristocracies of Sher Shah has a unique artistic value that can't be overlooked by the visitors.

Plethora of other tombs - There are many tombs that built in the remembrance of aristocracies and Mughal rulers are exist in the locale of Humayun's Tomb that complete this historic passage in real manner.

The nearest railway station to reach this tomb is Hazrat Nizamuddin whereas nearest metro station is Jung Pura from where one can take auto or rickshaw. The tomb is opened from sunrise to sunset expect Monday.

Entrance Fee of Humayun's tomb:

Citizens of India and visitors of SAARC (Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Maldives and Afghanistan) and BIMSTEC Countries (Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Myanmar) - Rs. 10 per head.

Others: US $ 5 or Indian Rs. 250/- per head (children up to 15 years free)

"Being a precedent for the rest of the fascinating Mughal creations which followed in the years to come, Humayun's Tomb holds a special place in the pages of history for two reasons. Firstly, it serves as a gateway to revisit an entire era which is long past gone and secondly as it an emblem for perennial love of a wife for her husband."

Delhi Map - Humayun's Tomb
Hotels near Humayun's Tomb
The Oberoi, New Delhi
Address: Opposite Delhi public School, Dr Zakir Hussain Marg, New Delhi, DL 110003
Star Rating: 5 star hotel *****
Distance: 3.0 km
Phone: 011 2436 3030
Website: www.oberoihotels.com
 
Shervani Hotel
Address: 11, Sunder Nagar, New Delhi, DL 110003
Star Rating: 4 star hotel ****
Distance: 2.1 km
Phone: 011 4350 8686
Website: www.shervanihotels.com
 
Jukaso Inn
Address: 49 & 50, Mathura Road, Sunder Nagar, New Delhi - 110003
Distance: 1.6 km
Phone: 011 2435 0308
Website: www.jukaso.co.in
 
Aman New Delhi
Address: Lodhi Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110003
Distance: 1.7 km
Phone: 011 2435 0308
Website: www.amanresorts.com
 
Vivanta by Taj-Ambassador
Sujan Singh Park, Subramania Bharti Marg,Behind Khan Market, New Delhi, Delhi 110003
Star Rating: 5 star hotel *****
Distance: 2.8 km
Phone: 011 2463 2600
Website: www.tajhotels.com
 
Hotel Kailash
Address: 10, Sunder Nagar, New Delhi, DL 110003
Distance: 1.4 km NW
Website: 011 4250 1000
 
Ahuja Residency
Address: 3, Mathura Road, Sunder Nagar, New Delhi, DL 110003
Distance: 2.6 km
Phone: 011 4578 5000
Website: www.ahujaresidency.com
 
Zakir Hotel
Address: Nizamuddin East, Near Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, Nizamuddin East, New Delhi, DL 110001
Distance: 538 m S
Phone: 011 4182 7023
 
Diamond Villa
Address: Nizamuddin, New Delhi, DL 110013
Distance: 180 m N
Phone: 011 2435 6619
 
Barkat Home
Address: 7-Basti, Nizamuddin, DL 110013
Distance: 625 m SW
Phone: 011 2435 8786
Website: www.barkathome.com
 
Maulsari Bed & Breakfast
Address: Sundar Nagar, New Delhi, DL 110003
Distance: 1.2 km
Phone: 098 10 808281
Website: www.maulsari.com
 
Comfort Inn
Address: 17, Nizamuddin East, Opposite Railway Station, Nizamuddin East, New Delhi, DL 110013
Distance: 815 m SE
Phone: 011 2435 0380
 
Wood Stock Hotel
Address: A-26, East Nizamuddin, East Nizamuddin, New Delhi, DL 110013
Distance: 620 m W
Phone: 098 10 049469
Address: www.woodstockhotelpahalgam.com

Restaurants near Humayun's Tomb
Aap ki Khatir
Mughlai
Timings: 6pm to Midnight
Meal for two - Rs. 400/-
Address: Cs-91/782, Khesra No. 556, Dargah Main Road, Nizamudin (W), New Delhi
Phone: 9810764449
 
Al Quresh
Multi-Cuisine (North, Indian, Chinese)
Timings: 11am to 11pm
Meal for two - Rs. 450/-
Address: 224, Nizamudin West, New Delhi
Phone: 69513163/65
 
Cafe Turtle
Cafe
Timings: 9.30am to 9.30 pm
Meal for two - Rs. 1000/-
Address: 8, Nizamuddin East Market, New Delhi
Phone: 41826124-25
 
Comesum
Multi-Cuisine (North Indian, South Indian, Chinese, European)
Timings: 24 Hours.
Meal for two - Rs. 300/-
Address: Nizamuddin Station Parking Square, New Delhi
Phone: 60606000, 60606060
 
Karim's
North Indian
Timings: 7am to 3.30 pm, 6pm to 11 pm
Meal for two - Rs. 500/-
Address: 168/20, Jha House Basti, Hazrat Nizamuddin West, New Delhi
Phone: 418277871-74, 24355458