Humayun's Tomb, New Delhi

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Must see · World heritage site · Architectural Building · Religious Site
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Marvel at one of the nation's most renowned mausoleums at Humayun's Tomb, a World Heritage Site displaying a fusion of both Mughal and Persian architectural features. Built in 1565 on orders from Akbar, the son of the Emperor Humayun, the mausoleum represents the first in a long line of "garden-tombs" that defined Mughal architecture over the following centuries. You can admire the intricate red sandstone and white marble construction, topped with an impressive dome, as you wander the extensive grounds dotted with shrines and monuments. Enter the memorial to get a glimpse of Humayun's final resting place. Many of the architectural designs used on the tomb and its surrounding buildings helped to inspire the Taj Mahal. Use our New Delhi online attractions planner to visit Humayun's Tomb on your trip to New Delhi, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Great pictures here, well managed. A security guard did follow me around wanting to take my picture for tip money, midday the sun could be intense and right outside the entrance lot of local people... 
    Great pictures here, well managed. A security guard did follow me around wanting to take my picture for tip money, midday the sun could be intense and right outside the entrance lot of local people...  more »
  • Humayun's tomb is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi. It was the first garden-tomb on the India. It was also the first structure to use red sandstone at such a scale. It which houses the....  more
    Humayun's tomb is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi. It was the first garden-tomb on the India. It was also the first structure to use red sandstone at such a scale. It which houses the....  more »

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