Humayun's Tomb

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Humayun's Tomb - UNESCO World Heritage Site

The first garden tomb of India

Humayun's Tomb, built in 1570 was the first garden-tomb of India, which stands as a landmark in the development of Mughal architecture. It was built by the Hamida Banu Begam, widow of the second Mughal Emperor, Humayun.

The structure inspired by Persian architecture, built with red sandstone with white and black marble used in the borders, has been declared as one of the world heritage sites by UNESCO in 1993. The tomb stands in the centre of a square garden and reaches a height of 47 mt. with 91 mt wide.

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Timings to visit Humayun's Tomb

Humayun's Tomb is open all days from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. but the preferred time to visit is late afternoon.

How to reach Humayun's Tomb

Humayun's Tomb is well connected via rail and road from almost all parts of Delhi. The nearest railway station is Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station, which is at a distance of only 1 Km and the Indira Gandhi International Airport is at a distance of 15 Kms.

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