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See the iconic Humayuns tomb - explore Delhi's rich past

National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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At a Glance

2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English
UNESCO–listed Humayun's tomb is widely considered a masterpiece of 16th-century Mughal architecture, but visiting independently means you’ll miss the complex’s rich romantic history. On this tour, admire... More
UNESCO–listed Humayun's tomb is widely considered a masterpiece of 16th-century Mughal architecture, but visiting independently means you’ll miss the complex’s rich romantic history. On this tour, admire the ornate gardens and spectacular archways, and gain insight into the Indo-Islamic architecture for which the tomb is known. Along the way, your guide shares the love story between the Mughal Emperor Humayun and his devoted wife, Empress Bega Begum.

Highlights

  • Explore the UNESCO–listed Humayun's tomb on this sightseeing tour
  • Admire key features such as the pretty gardens and beautiful archways
  • Gain insight into 16th-century Mughal construction techniques
  • Your guide shares the love story of Emperor Humayun and his wife, Bega Begum

What To Expect

The colours and stories of Delhi are powerful and captivating. It has a history that fascinates all; the monuments stand testimony of how it had been invaded decade after decade, and how the city, rose... More
The colours and stories of Delhi are powerful and captivating. It has a history that fascinates all; the monuments stand testimony of how it had been invaded decade after decade, and how the city, rose again, like a phoenix from the ashes. Delhi now stands as an imposing metropolis, with the fortress amidst posh suburbs, tombs standing proudly beside... More
The colours and stories of Delhi are powerful and captivating. It has a history that fascinates all; the monuments stand testimony of how it had been invaded decade after decade, and how the city, rose again, like a phoenix from the ashes. Delhi now stands as an imposing metropolis, with the fortress amidst posh suburbs, tombs standing proudly beside traffic junctions. 

Starting early at 7:00 am, this trail of two-and-a-half hours takes you to one such place of architectural finesse and tender memoir - the Humayun's tomb. This magnificent structure, who's inception dates back to the 16th century, is a befitting example of the rich Mughal architecture. But what is more fascinating is the story behind. The tomb was built by Humayun's wife, Bega Begum, to commemorate her love for her deceased husband. It is said that Empress Bega Begum was so grieved by the death of her husband, that she henceforth, dedicated her life to the building of this mausoleum.

Declared as a world heritage site by the UNESCO in 1993, the tomb of Humayun is a spectacular structure. The designs feature a strong influence of Indo-Islamic architecture, and according to historians, this was chalked out by the Persian architect Mirak Mirza Ghyas. While the high arched shaped beams boast of a profound Persian influence; the lintels, corbel brackets, and kiosks speak of the strong Rajasthani influence.

The tomb houses four beautiful Persian- styled gardens called 'charbaghs.' As you walk, the multilingual guide would narrate stories of its fascinating history... of love and gallantry, power and pride. And do take your cameras along; for this place offers tourists and avid shutterbugs a myriad of options for photography.

"Through the battlefields, they rode their horses; conquering another's home. In the end, a piece of history remains, and their conspicuous sealed tombs."

What's Included

Bilingual tour leader
First aid kit and safety equipment
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Bottled water
Monument fee
Parking fees
Locker room facility
Expenses of personal nature
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Any additional services provided

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Near Hazarat Nizamuddin Police Station

Departure Time

3:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to the original meeting point

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Product code: 35687P64

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