Humayun's Tomb

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Bharat Scouts and Guides Marg, New Delhi, India

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FoxyFauz FoxyFauz
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Tomb of the 2nd Mughal Emperor of India Jan 14, 2016
Like Qutb Minar, the entrance fee for tourists is Rs250 and locals Rs10.

Humayun Tomb was built between 1565 A.D. to 1572 A.D., nine years after the death of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. The Emperor's body was first buried in his palace in Delhi and subsequently transferred to Punjab as it was feared that the Hindu King who had captured the palace would damage the tomb.

The cost of building the Tomb was Rs 1.5 million at the time (which I must say means thats a lot of money in those days) and was paid entirely by his wife, Empress Bega Begum. When Humayun had died in 1556, Bega Begum was so grieved over her husband's death that she dedicated her life thenceforth to a sole purpose which was the construction of the most magnificent mausoleum in the Empire, at a site near the Yamuna River in Delhi for the memorial of the late Emperor.

It is also the 1st Garden Tomb concept to be built in the Sub-Asian continent and therefore of cultural significance.

The most notable features are the garden squares (chaharbagh) with pathways water channels, centrally located well proportional mausoleum topped by double dome. The tomb and the complex now houses around 150 graves of the royal family members.

It is now one of the best historical sites in India not to mention scene location for some Bollywood films such as Bhajrangi Bhaijaan 2015.
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Nair2011 Nair2011
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Another World heritage site in Delhi Jun 23, 2012
Humayun's Tomb is located in Delhi near Nizamudding Darga. As per the inscription at the entrance Hamida Banu Begum, his grieving widow, built Emperor Humayun's mausoleum. Precursor to the Taj Mahal.

This maginificient moghul architecture stannds on a platform of 12000 square meters. Also called as Dormitory of the Mughals, this architecture is an example of Persian influence in Indian architecture. This tomb has over 100 graves within it and the structure is the first to use red standstone and white marble in such great quantities.

This complex has another noted tomb architecure too. But same is closed for renovation now.

Humayun Tomb can be reached by Delhi metro. Nearest Railway stations are Zor baugh on yello line and JLN Stadium on violet line. Auto from these stations to Humayun Tomb cost around 50IRS, 1 USD.

Entrance fee for this building is 10 IRS for Indian citizens and 250 IRS for other nationals.
Humayun's Tomb
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joehobo joehobo
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First of the many.. Nov 09, 2010
Humayun was the second Mughal emperor after his father Baber who founded the rule of Mughal dynasty in India.A sickly boy it is said Baber prayed to god to take his life and spare his son. It so happened his prayers were granted.The boy grew up to be a learned man spending more time in his library rather than expanding the legacy.He is said to have died accidentally falling from the stairs of his own library.His life is summarised as "He stumbled into life and stumbled out of it".

The monument over his tomb is a UNESCO heritage site as being the first of the many Mughal famous architectures in India.Persian in design and built with red stone it is a garden tomb commissioned by his wife in 1562 to be built on the banks of the Yamuna river,beside a tomb of an Afghan general in the court of their rival Suri dynasty.

Humayun's wife and other later Mughal princes were also buried in this monument.The last of the Mughal emperors along with his family took refuge here before he was arrested and exiled to Rangoon(Burma).

The president of the USA Obama with his wife visited this site just two days ago and this prompted me to high light this monument through this review.

This monument is part of the day trip on Delhi organised by any travel agency and is sure worth the experience and for it's history.
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sidking sidking
1 reviews
Feb 08, 2008
Very beautiful and very big.i just love to go there all the time when i was

in Delhi.
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