Important Places

Humayun Tomb – Delhi

Humayuns-TombsDelhi, the heart of India. Do you know what the heart of Delhi is? Its is Old historical monuments like Qutub Minar, Humayun Tomb, Jama Masjid, Lal Quila (Red Fort), Purana Quila (Old Fort) and many other places.

Out of these places, Humayun Tomb, also known as first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent is one of the most beautiful monuments which is located in Nizamuddin East, Delhi.

Historical Facts about Humayun Tomb :

The tomb of Humayun was built by the orders of Bega Begum (also known as Haji Begum), Humayun’s first wife and chief consort, and begun in 1565, nine years after his death, and completed in 1572 AD at a cost of 1.5 million rupees at the time. The cost for building the mausoleum was paid entirely by Empress Bega Begum.

After the death of Humayun on 20 January, 1556, Bega Begum was so grieved over her husband’s death that she dedicated her life thenceforth to a sole purpose: the construction of the most magnificent mausoleum in the Empire, at a site near the Yamuna River in Delhi for the memorial of the late Emperor. According to Ain-I-Akbari, a 16th-century detailed document written during the reign of Akbar, Haji Begum supervised the construction of the tomb after returning from Mecca and undertaking the Hajj pilgrimage.

What makes this place special?

You guys might think that why should we go to this place? What is there which not anywhere else is? Humayun tomb is located near Old Fort and Zoo which are also tourist places in Delhi. It is a picnic spot too. You can go there with your friends, families or anyone you wants to be with.

If you want to visit any place in Delhi which is full of greenery along with superb historical touch and peace, you should go there. You will not feel disappointed.

How to reach Humayun Tomb :

The Tomb is located opposite to Dargah Nizamuddin, Mathura road.
Connectivity by Metro: If you are coming by metro then the nearest metro station is Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium
Days and Timings: Humayun Tomb opens 7 days a week and from Sunrise to Sunset
Entry Fee: Rs 10 for Indians and Rs 250 for our foreigner’s guests.
You do not need to pay anything for photography. However, for video filming, you need to pay Rs25.

Stay tuned for more as there are many other tourist places in Delhi which we will cover in the upcoming column of Important Places.

Content and Photograph by:
Hitesh Chawla

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