Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi
If you're looking to get introduced to heritage in Delhi, we have just the monument to start with. Humayun's Tomb takes us back to the defeat of the Rajput ruler, Prithviraj Chauhan; when the Delhi Sultanate was established. Under this regime, Delhi was ruled by 7 dynasties, one of them being the Mughal dynasty. Get up close with their customs, practices and architectural style at Humayun's tomb - a marvellous structure that we can't get enough of.
Currently a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it was the first garden-tomb in the Indian subcontinent. It even sparked major architectural innovations and garden complexes, notably the Taj Mahal.
While you're there, make sure to look up and catch a glimpse of the large octagonal chamber, that has vaulted roof compartments interconnected by galleries or corridors. What adds to the beauty of the stone-clad monument is the red sandstone featuring white and black inlaid marble borders.
Get your tickets to Humayun's tomb and explore the architectural marvel in person.
Things to see
- Humayun’s Tomb
- Abdul Nabi Mosque
- Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah
- Jahanara Begum's Tomb
How to get there?
- The Indira Gandhi International Airport is 25 kilometres away from Humayun’s Tomb.
- Nizamuddin Railway Station, at about 2.2 kilometres, is the closest railway station to the Humayun’s Tomb.
- Bus routes: 447 (Bhalswa JJ Colony - Nehru Place Terminal), or 966B (Nizamuddin Railway Station - Sultanpuri Terminal). Both these buses stop at Delhi Public School(Mathura Road) which is a quick 5-minute walk to the site.
- JLN Stadium (2km away) on the Purple Line is the closest metro station and Jorbagh (5km away) on the Yellow Line is the next nearest metro station.
Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi, Mathura Road, Opposite Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah, Nizamuddin, New Delhi, South Delhi, Delhi, 110013