· Summer: March-June (25°C - 47°C)
· Winter: December-February (1°C - 25°C)
· Monsoon: July-September
Best time to visit:
Opening Time: 06:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 06:00 p.m.
Entry Fees for Indians
Adults: INR 10
Video Camera: INR 25
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals
The most remarkable envoy of how the enthralling Mughal architecture flourished in the Indian subcontinent, Humayun’s Tomb is the resting place of Mugahl Emperor Humayun. Inspired by the Persian garden tomb architecture, it was constructed in the 16th century and was the first structure in India to use red sandstone and white marble at such large scale. No wonder that this incredible structure is considered as the precursor to Taj Mahal.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Humayun’s Tomb attracts huge numbers of tourists on everyday basis. The 47 m. high and 91 m. wide tomb was the first structure to have a double-layered dome. Superlative lattice work and intricate carvings along with many architectural elements inspired by the Indian schools of architecture make it an inimitable masterpiece.
The tomb stands in a Persian style garden layout called Char Bagh. There are many other tombs and structures within the complex, the most notable ones being Barber’s Tomb, Isa Khan Tomb, Afsarwala Tomb, Arab Sarai and Nila Gumbad. Located on the bank of River Yamuna, Humayun’s Tomb is undoubtedly among the most glittering gems of India’s heritage.
Accessible from Mathura Road, the tomb is located close to the Nizammudin Dargah and conveniently accessible by all popular transport modes like local buses, cabs, auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws.
Railway station closest to the monument is Hazrat Nizammudin Raiwlay Station which is about 2 km. away. The nearest metro stations include Jorbagh (about 4 km. away), Khan Market (about 3.5 km. away), JLN Stadium (about 2.5 km. away), Jangpura (about 3 km. away) and Race Course (about 5 km. away). Cycle-rickshaws are the most convenient modes at these stations.
Delhi’s international airport is about 17 km. from the monument and accessible by NH 8. Local buses, taxis and auto-rickshaws from the airport offer convenient journey to the monument.