Location: Opp. Nizamuddin Dargah, Mathura Road
Opening time : Daily Sunrise to sunset
Nearest Metro Station – Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium ( Violet Line metro Station ) .
Entry Fee: Rs.10 for Indians & Rs.250 for foreigners
This magnificent garden tomb is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India. Humayun died in 1556, and his widow Hamida Banu Begam, also known as Haji Begam, commenced the construction of his tomb in 1569, fourteen years after his death. It is the first distinct example of proper Mughal style, which was inspired by Persian architecture.
The tomb proper stands in the centre of a square garden, divided into four main parterres by causeways (charbagh), in the centre of which ran shallow water-channels. The high rubble built enclosure is entered through two lofty double-storeyed gateways on the west and south. A baradari (pavilion) occupies the centre of the eastern wall and a hammam (bath chamber) in the centre of northern wall.
Several rulers of the Mughal dynasty lie buried here. Bahadur Shah Zafar had taken refuge in this tomb with three princes during the first war of Independence 1857 A.D.