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

A testimony of Mughal architectural deftness, Humayun's Tomb in Delhi exudes the essence of glorious days during the reign of Mughal dynasty in India.


Humayun's Tomb was built in 1565 A.D., posthumously, in the memory of Humayun by his widow Hemida Banu Begum. Also known as Tomb of the Perfect Man or 'Insan-i-Kamil', which now stands as a UNESCO Heritage site, was once used as a refugee camp for the war affected populace and travelers during the British rule.


The main gateway of Humayun's tomb ushers a person in front of a large square enclosure which is the tomb of the Humayun situated at the center standing on a beautiful marble pedestal. One of the most notable creations that one can witness in the premises of Humayun's Tomb is Arab Serai. Arab Serai was designed especially to accommodate more than 200 Arabs who were brought by Hemida Banu Begum herself from Mecca as refugees. A prominent feature of any Mughal design is the perfect harmony between the bliss of the nature and man-made contours. Humayun's Tomb is no exception when it comes to the tryst between nature and man. Within the walls of this monument, garden squares (chaharbagh) surround the entire structure. Paved with pathways for water channels and exquisite flora sprawling around the lush green area, the garden serves as an ideal place for people looking for serenity in the confinements of the otherwise "always on the toe" city of Delhi.


"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."


NearbyNearby Attractions -

Isa Khan Mosque - A beautiful Mosque commemorated to Isa Khan, one of the nobles of Sher Shah, it has artistic value of its own which can't be overlooked.

Plethora of other tombs - Various tombs built in the memory of nobles and Mughal rulers are present in the vicinity of Humayun's Tomb which complete this historic voyage in true sense.


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