"Another must-see in Delhi" Humayun Tomb Tip by skootter01

Humayun Tomb, Delhi: 67 reviews and 185 photos

This World Heritage site is a great example of Mughal architecture, and is widely considered to be the precursor of the Taj Mahal. It definitely ranked high on my list of things to see in Delhi, not only for the great buildings, but also for the fountains that run throughout the grassy park grounds.

There are several other tombs littered around the grounds as well, but they are not nearly as well-maintained as Humayun's Tomb. They are worth visiting however, as you can climb up on top and wander the roof or walk along the surrounding walls.

Much of the park is still being restored, and not all of the fountains are running yet. We even saw a group of men hand-chiseling stone to be laid in the pathway. It wasn't exactly the fastest way to make repairs, but the end result was a definite improvement.

Directions: South-East of India Gate, near Nizamuddin Station
Phone: +91 11 2335 6080
Website: http://www.humayunstomb.com

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  • Written Jan 29, 2007
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