Humayun, the second Mughal emperor is buried here. It was commissioned by Bega Begum, Humayun's senior widow and built by Persian Architect Mirak Mirza Ghiyas and hence clearly exhibits Persian influence. The site is located on the bank of Yamuna River. It is built mainly with red sandstone along with use of white and black marble. The marble is used largely in the borders. The dome is made of white marble. The Humayun's tomb is the first Indian building to use the Persian concept of a double dome.
The graves in its chambers include that of Hamida Begum, Akbar's mother; Dara Shikoh, Shah Jahan's son and Bahadur Shah II, the last Mughal Emperor. The tomb houses over 100 graves earning it the name 'Dormitory of the Mughals'.
When to go
How to reach
Humayun's tomb is located in the eastern part of Delhi near the Nizammudin railway station. Tourists can either take local buses from various points within the city, or, alternatively, they can hire auto-rickshaws and taxis for the purpose. There are regular buses from important bus termini like the Inter-State Bus Terminus at Kashmere Gate and Sarai Kale Khan and Connaught Place to this monument. Local guided tours conducted by Delhi Tourism and private operators cover this important monument.