Type: Royal Mausoleum
Construction Started: 1565 AD
Construction Completed: 1572 AD
Cost of Construction: 15 lakh rupees
Maintained By: Archeological Survey of India (ASI)
Built by: Hamida Banu Begum
Where is it Located: Delhi, India
Why was it Built: Tomb to house the mortal remains of Humayun, the second Mughal Emperor of India
Dimensions: 47 m in height; 91 m in width
Materials Used: Red Sand Stone
Architectural Style: Mughal
Architect: Mirak Mirza Ghiyath from Persia
Other Tombs in the Complex: Isa Khan Niyazi’s tomb, Afsarwala tomb, Barber’s tomb
Visit Timing: Sunrise to sunset, all days of the week (best time to visit is between 8:00 am to 6:00 pm).
Entry Fee: Rs. 10 per head for citizens of India, visitors of SAARC and BIMSTEC Countries. Rs. 250 per head for foreign nationals. Children up to 15 years do not require entry fee.
Visit Humayun's Tomb
Humayun's Tomb is another exquisite monument that is an admirable sightseeing stop when you are in Delhi. This is located in the Nizamuddin East area of Delhi which is the first ever garden tomb in the Indian subcontinent and is built out of red sandstone in the year 1569 to 70. You can explore the beautiful arcitecture of the Mughal times with Persian influences when you go out to watch the Humayun's Tombe which is also counted under the many UNESCO's World Heritage List since the year 1993. It is a magnificent tomb that holds its beauty and charm along the banks of the mighty river Yamuna and is a brilliant sight for the tourists who come to visit this tomb from all across the globe. Make sure that you pay a visit to this place during the winter season that counts the months from the December to March unlike summer months that are immensely hot for transfers and sightseeing ventures. After reaching ethe New Delhi International Airport or Railway station, you can just catch a cab or auto rickshaw or even try the public metro which will take you right to the nearest Jawaharlal Nehru metro station under the violet line from where it is just walking distance away. The Char Bagh garden is the most beautiful thing to notice when you are in the Humayun's Tomb which is designed in the Persian style with a geometric layout and is divided into 4 square walkways which are further divided into some 36 smaller pathways. Along with lush greenery of the surroundings and spectacular species of Fauna, you also get a glimpse of the river Yamuna. Swan Tours offers golden triangle travel package at best price.