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Humayun's Tomb Timing
Sunrise until sunset, daily. It's best viewed in the golden light of the late afternoon.
Humayun's Tomb Tickets
$5 or 250 rupees. Free for children under 15 years.
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Heritage Place in New Delhi
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Humayun's Tomb is octagonal and was constructed in 1570 in Delhi. The octagonal Tomb was constructed by the senior-most wife of Humayun – Haji Begum. Known as one of the garden tombs of India this is also considered as one of the Delhi World Heritage Sites.
The prime features of Humayun's Tomb include a sand stone mausoleum in the shape of rose petal, one hamam or bath chamber, double domes and a pavilion called as baradari. There are four squares in Humayun's Tomb which are separated by the paved sand stone paths.
One of the unique appeal of the Humayun's Tomb is that the black and yellow tomb of marble symbolizes the burial place of Humayun's wife. There are several other ancient Mughal rulers like Bahadur Shah II, Hamida Begum and Dara Shikoh who were buried in Humayun's Tomb. The water channels and the captivating surrounding of Humayun's Tomb in Delhi make it one of the inevitable historical tourist spots of Delhi in particular and India in general.
Being located in one of the conveniently accessible locations of Delhi Humayun's Tomb is today visited by huge number of tourists all through the year. In a way Humayun's Tomb reflects the rich and grand aura of the Mughal architecture in Delhi.
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