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Humayun's Tomb

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Jantar Mantar

Both are rated very highly by expert writers. On balance, Humayun's Tomb is the choice of most professionals compared to Jantar Mantar. Humayun's Tomb comes in at 92 with endorsements from 8 reviews such as Lonely Planet, Afar Magazine and concierge.com.

Both are rated very highly by expert writers. On balance, Humayun's Tomb is the choice of most professionals compared to Jantar Mantar. Humayun's Tomb comes in at 92 with endorsements from 8 reviews such as Lonely Planet, Afar Magazine and concierge.com.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in New Delhi
location

East Nizamudhin, 5 km (3 mi) southeast of Connaught Pl., New Delhi, India

endorsements
  • 9 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    Humayun's tomb, composed of earthy red sandstone and pure white marble, is... quietly impressive. The tomb is surrounded by a meticulously kept garden.

  • 8

    Condé Nast Traveler Tick Editor's Pick

    The intention, righteously achieved, was to honor India's second Mughal ruler, who had fallen down a flight of stairs to his death. Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Freshly restored in 2013 after six years of painsatking conservation work, this moument is a sight to behold. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    The most perfectly proportioned and captivating of Delhi’s mausoleums, Humayan’s tomb seems to float above the gardens that surround it. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    You enter the huge Mughal Garden (chahar bagh), enclosed by walls and in the centre of which Humayun's tomb was built in 1565, as you would a blissful abode in the paradise of Allah. The... Full Review →

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82
#6 in New Delhi

Connaught Place, New Delhi, India

  • 6 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    Jantar Mantar (meaning "instruments for mathematical calculation") is an observatory built by Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur back in 1724.

  • 8

    Condé Nast Traveler

    An observatory built by Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur back in 1724. Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's

    This odd grouping of what might seem like random modern sculptures is actually a huge sundial and open-air observatory. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    The most eccentric-seeming of Delhi’s historic sites, Jantar Mantar... is an odd collection of curving geometric buildings. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 53

    The Jantar Mantar of Delhi, an early-18C astronomical observatory, was designed on the request of the emperor, by the founding maharaja of Jaipur, Jai Singh II. Its structures were so... Full Review →

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