Safdarjung Tomb, New Delhi

The Safdarjung Tomb also called by the name of ‘Safdarjung Ka Maqbara’ is a garden tomb in New Delhi built in 1754 by Nawab Shujaud Daula. The most important fact one needs to note about Safdarjung’s tomb is that it is the very last tomb on which the exquisite styles of Mughal Architecture can be identified. Safdarjung was a descendant of a Persian native named Qara Yusuf, who was from Kara Koyunlu. After he relocated to India way back in 1722 A.D, he sat on the throne of Subadar Nawab of Oudh. It was then the Emperor Nasir-ud-Din Muhammad Shah who honored him with the title of “Safdarjung”. The Safdarjung Tomb lacks in both magnificence and style when compared to The Humayun’s Tomb.

The notable features of the tomb are the elevated structure on which it is placed and the large garden shaped like a square around it. The mausoleum is made up of brownish-yellow and red colored sandstone and has a high terrace which is capped with a huge impressive main dome. There is a gigantic garden encircling the Safdarjung Tomb, which is designed in resemblance to the traditional charbagh garden style of the Mughal architecture. The garden also has foot paths and water canals which adds to the beauty of its structure. This beautiful garden tomb is a must visit for refilling your cup of history and architecture.

Location

Jor Bagh Metro Station

Timings

Safdarjung Tomb open at 06:00 AM to 06:00 PM - All Days

Entry Fees

15 INR for Indians and 200 INR for Foreigners

Photography

Free of cost

Videography

At the cost of 25 INR

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