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Humayun's Tomb

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Qutub Minar

Both Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar are highly recommended by travel writers. On balance, Humayun's Tomb ranks significantly better than Qutub Minar. Humayun's Tomb comes in at 97 with accolades from 9 reviews including Condé Nast Traveler, Concierge and Lonely Planet.

Both Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar are highly recommended by travel writers. On balance, Humayun's Tomb ranks significantly better than Qutub Minar. Humayun's Tomb comes in at 97 with accolades from 9 reviews including Condé Nast Traveler, Concierge and Lonely Planet.

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 →

  • Read all reviews →
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