Humayun's Tomb was built by his widow Hamida Banu Begam, also known as Haji Begam in 1569 after his death in 1556. Mirak Mirza Ghiyath, a Persian, was the architect employed by Haji Begam for this tomb. It is considered as the first distinct example of proper Mughal style inspired by Persian architecture. The influence is evident as it was the first garden tomb built in the Indian Subcontinent. Humayun's Tomb was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. Humayun's Tomb introduced the four-quartered garden concept into Mughal architecture. The water channels at the garden reflect the four rivers that flow in jannat, the Islamic concept of paradise. The first monument to use the Persian double dome. It took eight years and Rs 1.5 million to build Humayun's Tomb. There is a Tomb And Mosque of Isa Khan, Bu Halima's Tomb and Garden and Nila Gumbad inside the complex. It is a protected monument under ASI (Archaelogical Survey of India)
4 to 60
1 to 2 Hours
Days & Timings
Sunrise to Sunset. Open All Days.
Indians - Rs. 5/-, Foreigners - Rs. 100/-
Pre book the guide.
Allowed. Charges for video camera: Rs 25/-
Food & Water Facility
- No canteen in the premises. Drinking water is available.
- Take a stroller if children are small.
Senior Conservation Assistant
Mathura Road, Nizamuddin, Delhi Opposite Dargah Nizamuddin - 110013 Nizamuddin Nearest Metro Station: Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium (Violet Line)