Humayun Tomb History
Humanyun Tomb was built in 1565 and supervised by Haji Begum, Humayun's wife also know as Bega Begum. Two architects of Herat - Sayyed Muhammad ibn Mirak Ghiyathuddin and his father Mirak Ghiyathuddin were instrumental in giving the design to Humayun Tomb. The cost incurred at that time was Rs 15 lakhs to build the Tomb. High arches and double dome of Humanyu Tomb signifies one of the first example of Mughal architecture in India. It also introduced the Char Bagh style of Mughal Architecture. Many other monuments build later by the Mughals are inspired by the architecture of Humayun Tomb. In 1993 UNESCO declared Humayun Tomb as world heritage site.
Humanyun Tomb has two big double storey gateways on the south and west. The 2 high gateways lead to the enclosure. In the center of the eastern wall of Humayun Tomb there lies the pavillion. The south entrance gives access to enter the Tomb's chamber. The other three sides of Humayun tomb are covered (mesh wires used in white marble).
Many Mughal rulers are buried here. During the firts war of Independence in 1857 Bahadur Shah Zafar took refuge along with three princes in this tomb.
How to Reach Humayun Tomb
Humayun Tomb is just 2 Kms from Nizamuddin Raiway Station, 4 Kms from Sarai Kale Khan ISBT, 5 Kms from Connought Place and 1 Kms from Lodhi Garden. DTC runs frequent buses in the route. Autos and Taxis can also be hired to reach Humayun Tomb. Delhi tourism runs site seeing tours and cover Humayun Tomb. Half Day site seeing tours, full day site seeing tours, Delhi by evening tour are available. Online bookings of Delhi site Seeing tours can be done at delhi tourisms official website. delhitourism.nic.in
Delhi has also started Ho Ho bus service which can be availed at Rs 300 for a day tour. Online bookings available at delhi tourism website for Ho Ho Buses.
Timings - Sunrise to Sunset
Entrance Fee - Rs 10 for Indian Citizens/Rs 250 for Foreigners
Video Charges - Rs 25