Humayun’s Tomb seen through the arched gateway

Humayun’s tomb seen through the arched gateway

Briefly About Maqbara-e-Humayun

Maqbara-e-Humayun is the Urdu name for Humayun’s Tomb. Maqbara-e-Humayun is located at Mathura Road, Opp. Dargah Nizamuddin, Nizamuddin, New Delhi.

It is the first garden tomb to be built in India by the Mughal Sultanate and is known to be an inspiration for the Taj Mahal, Agra.

Located in the middle of a garden complex, Humayun’s tomb is built on a raised platform of 7 m in height. The garden around the tomb is the Char Bagh garden, which is a typical Persian layout, symbolizing the garden of paradise.

The tomb is 47 m high and 91 m wide, while the domes have a height of 42.5 m. Its red sandstone structure and white marble double domes create an impressive sight. Lattice work, pietra dura floors and attics addon to the overall beauty of this magnificent tomb.

There are around 150 tombs in the entire Humayun’s Tomb Photowalk complex. In contrast, the tombs of Bega Begum, Hamida Banu Begum, Dara Shikoh and Isa Khan are situated within the main complex of the tomb.

Along with these, there are also tombs of other Mughal royals such as Emperor Jahandar Shah, Muhammad Kam Bakhsh Farrukhsiyar, Rafi Ud-Daulat, Rafi Ul-Darjat, and Alamgir II.

Timings and Entry Fee of Maqbara-e-Humayun

Maqbara-e-Humayun timings are from 6 AM to 6 PM. Humayun’s tomb entry fee is Rs. 30 for Indian citizens and tourists from SAARC nations (Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Maldives and Afghanistan) and BIMSTEC (Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Myanmar).

While for tourists from other than these nations, the ticket price is Rs. 500 per person.

How to reach Maqbara-e-Humayun?

Reaching Humayun’s tomb is exceptionally hassle-free as tourists will find a metro station and bus stands nearby. It is located just opposite the Dargah Nizamuddin.

The nearest metro station to Humayun’s Tomb is Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium station on the Violet line, around 2 km away. Another nearby station is the Jorbagh metro station on the yellow line, around 7 km away.

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