Humayun's Tomb is one of the best-preserved and most beautiful
examples of Mogul architecture in Delhi, and is often seen as a
forerunner of the Taj Mahal in Agra. Building started on the tomb
in 1564 after the death of Humayun, the second Moghul emperor - and
its construction it was overseen by Haji Begum, his senior widow
and the mother of Akbar. The tomb is an octagonal structure capped
by a double dome that soars 125ft (38m) into the sky, and is set in
a formal Persian garden. In the grounds are some other monuments,
including the Tomb of Isa Khan.
Address: Lodhi Road and Mathura Road
Transportation: The closest metro station is JLN Station. Humayan's Tomb
is also on Delhi's hop-on-hop-off bus route.
Opening Time: Daily, from dawn to dusk
Admission: Rs. 250