Humayun Tomb is one of the historical buildings of Delhi. Humayun Tomb Delhi narrates the story of the Mughal dynasty. It was the first such building built in the Mughal period and in India, which was built in the Four Garden style. This is very much like the Taj Mahal in appearance but it was built long before the Taj Mahal. It is said that the Taj Mahal was built taking inspiration from it. It was built by Humayun’s wife Hamida Banu Begum in the memory of her husband. This tomb was a sign of their love.
Humayun’s tomb was built in the 16th century. It was a unique specimen of the architecture of that period and was also a priceless example of Mughal architecture. This mausoleum looks exactly like the Taj Mahal, but it was built 100 years before the Taj Mahal. The construction of this tomb was ordered by Humayun’s widowed wife Hamida Bano Begum. On his orders, the construction work was started and the responsibility for its maintenance and construction was taken by his son, Emperor Akbar.
Its construction started in 1565. This tomb was constructed 9 years after Humayun’s death and Humayun’s tomb was completed in about 8 years.
Due to its beautiful and unique design, it has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In 1993 it was declared a World Heritage by UNESCO.
Why was Humayun Tomb Delhi made?
Humayun Tomb was built by his widow wife Hamida Bano Begum. She built this Tomb in the memory of her husband Humayun. He gave the responsibility of building this tomb to his son and great ruler Akbar. According to the orders of his mother, ruler Akbar had started the work of building the tomb. The architect Sayyid Mubarak ibn Mirak Gaithuddin was called from Afghanistan for its construction.
Charbagh Garden style building.
Humayun Tomb is as attractive and charming to see as it has a sprawling garden. This was the first garden in India that was built around a fort or a tower.
Due to its beautiful garden, this tomb seems very attractive, so every year lakhs of indigenous and foreign people come to see it. And due to this, foreign exchange also comes into the country.
This garden is very beautiful, you will be very happy to see it. Many types of trees and plants have been planted here. Seeing the beautiful flowers here, you will be drawn to them even if you do not want to.
The architecture of Humayun Tomb.
The tomb is built in Islamic style and red sandstone has been used in the main tour of its construction. White marble has also been used in many places. Four huge gates have been built around it, which look exactly the same and this door is also very high. There is also a huge courtyard on the outside in the upper part of the tower where people can enjoy walking and there are also some graves here.
Its dome is the main point which is built over the tomb and is made of white marble. This tomb is 42.5 meters long and can be reached by a staircase built here. The sight of its underside is worth seeing even more. Beautiful designs and drawings and beautiful clothes and awnings were often used to make the underpinning part.
Beautiful gardens were constructed around the tomb and the gardens make the tomb more beautiful. It is also the first garden mausoleum to be built on the island of India.
There are more than 150 graves here.
Here are graves of more than 150 people who are either of Mughal descent or their relatives. There is no proof of whose grave this is because no name has been written.
Other Monuments in Humayun Tomb Delhi Complex
Apart from Humayun’s tomb, there are many other monuments and buildings in this entire complex. There is also a tomb of Humayun’s father Babur on its premises, which is located near Humayun’s tomb and there is also many monuments that are very attractive but have not been recognized due to less knowledge.
Interesting Facts about Humayun Tomb.
- Humayun Tomb was not built by Humayun but by his wife Bega Begum, who was his widow.
- Tom was built 9 years after Humayun’s death.
- Humayun Tomb is the first Building in which a large amount of red sandstone was used in its construction.
- It took about 8 years to complete.
- There are graves of about 150 people in this tomb.
- In the year 1993, it was included in the World Heritage Site.
- Humayun’s Tomb Garden is spread over 33 acres.
- The Taj Mahal was built by taking inspiration from Humayun Tomb.
- The architect of this building was Sayyid Mubarak ibn Mirak Ghiyathuddin and his father Mirak Ghuyathuddin who were specially summoned from the city of Herat in Afghanistan.
- Humayun’s sword, crown, and royal clothes are kept here.
Monday to Sunday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
For Indian Nationals and citizens of the SAARC nations, the entry fee is INR 35. For foreigners, the entry is INR 550.
The entry is free for children up to 15 years of age.
How to Reach?
By Metro: Nearest Metro Station to Humayun’s Tomb are Jor Bagh and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
Images of Humayun Tomb
Video of Humayun Tomb
Google map and address of Humayun Tomb.
Location: Mathura Road, Nizamuddin East, Delhi, India
Other tourist places of Delhi:
If you have come to Delhi to see Humayun Tom, then do not forget to visit other places in Delhi. Here we are giving you information about some famous places in Delhi.
- Red Fort
- Akshardham Temple
- India Gate
- Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
- Rashtrapati Bhavan
- Garden of Five Senses
- Lotus Temple
- Jama Masjid
- National Museum
- Connaught Place shopping
- Chandni Chowk Market
- Paranthe wali Gali
- Qutub Minar
- Lodhi Garden
- Jantar Mantar
- Dilli haat INA
- Shri Laxmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir)
- National Gallery of Modern Art
- Safdarjung Tomb
- National Zoological Park
- Shri Kalka Ji Temple
- Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary
- Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum
- ISKCON Temple Delhi-Glory Of India & Vedic Cultural Centre, New Delhi
- Deer Park
- Shree Adya Katyayani Shaktipeeth Mandir
- Waste to Wonder Theme Park
- Shree Hanuman Temple
- Adham Khan’s Tomb
- Amar Jawan Jyoti
- Sultanpur National Park
- Okhla Baird Sanctuary Park
- Raja Nahar Singh Palace
- Select City Mall, Saket.
- Purana Qila.
- Tughlakabad ka Qila
- Hauz Khas Village
- Jhande Wali Mata
- National War Memorial