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Humayun’s Tomb

  • Delhi, India

  • Bucket List Experience

Last updated: 07 April, 2024

Built in the late 1500s as a mausoleum for the Mughal emperor Humayun, this Persian-inspired confection of sandstone and marble laid the foundations for a style that reached its apogee in the Taj Mahal. Set atop an imposing arcaded plinth, it’s a profoundly elegant and atmospheric monument.

Like the Taj Mahal, this tomb is also a ‘monument to love’, built at great expense by Humayun’s second wife nine years after his death.

The surrounding formal gardens, with their shallow water channels and features, are integral to the site’s appeal and make for one of Delhi’s loveliest and most tranquil havens.


Price from: £1
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 18+
When: All year around

Getting there & doing it

The ticket booth stands just off Bharat Scouts and Guides Marg, though some taxis and auto-rickshaws may simply drop you off at the nearby Mathura Road roundabout.

Official and audio guides are available by the main entrance and well worth considering for a more informed visit.

When to do it

It’s open all year round, seven days a week, from sunrise to sunset. Though rarely excessively crowded, you’ll probably have the place to yourself early in the morning, before coach parties arrive.

May and June are very hot and uncomfortable ­– try to avoid If possible.

Who to go with: organised tours


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Mughal Heritage Tour Including Lodhi Garden, Humayun Tomb and Akshardham Temple

  • New Delhi

The tour gives a deep insight into Mughal rule, and the monumental history of Delhi. Experience faith in the historic Sai Baba Temple and learn about the saint who changed the life of many. Stroll through the Lodhi Garden and experience history at the Humayun Tomb. From there head to yet another monumental wonder, the Akshardham Temple.

Price $72

Min age 0

Rating 4.46 / 5 [15 ratings]

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