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Humayun's Tomb

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Qutub Minar

Both are rated highly by those who travel for a living. On balance, Humayun's Tomb scores significantly higher than Qutub Minar. Humayun's Tomb comes in at #1 in New Delhi with recommendations from 8 sources like Travel + Leisure, Fodor's and Frommer's.

Both are rated highly by those who travel for a living. On balance, Humayun's Tomb scores significantly higher than Qutub Minar. Humayun's Tomb comes in at #1 in New Delhi with recommendations from 8 sources like Travel + Leisure, Fodor's and Frommer's.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in New Delhi
location

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

endorsements
  • 9 endorsements
  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    Leave time to wander in the gardens that surround the tomb and discover floral surprises at every turn. Full Review →

  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    Want a sneak peek of the Taj Mahal? Completed in 1572, Humayun's tomb was the first garden-tomb in India and inspired many architectural wonders, including the iconic Taj Mahal. Full Review →

  • 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 →

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80
#8 in New Delhi

Mehrauli, New Delhi, India

  • 5 endorsements
  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    Originally an ancient Islamic monument, the Qutub Minar is the tallest tower in India. Full Review →

  • 14

    Concierge

    The slender 239-foot column of Qutub Minar was erected in 1199 by Qutbuddin Aibak, the first Islamic sultan of Delhi.

  • 8

    Condé Nast Traveler Tick Editor's Pick

    A complex of buildings that mingles Islamic and Hindu decorative styles. Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's

    Named for the Muslim sultan Qutab-ud-din Aibak, this striking tower is 238 feet high, with 376 steps, and the tallest stone tower in India. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    In a city awash with ancient ruins, the Qutb Minar complex is something special. Full Review →

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