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Safdarjung's Tomb, New Delhi
Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Constructed for the Muhammad Shah's viceroy of Oudh, Safdarjung's Tomb remains the last example of Delhi's Mughal architecture and a treat for history buffs. A large palm tree garden inhabited by peacocks encloses the estate, which stands divided into squares in a Persian-style pattern. Fountains and tanks decorate the central pathway, as a vast marble dome directs all eyes to the two-story tomb in the center. Architecturally, the structure lacks harmonious proportion a bit, particularly when you look at it vertically--but it still makes for some remarkable photographs. Plan your Safdarjung's Tomb visit and explore what else you can see and do in New Delhi using our New Delhi vacation generator.
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I went there with my parents last December and I was in awe with the structure. Although I didn't go inside as we were rushing for time due to it being a day trip but the inner part was amazing
The monument has an imposing look. Complete with its garden and the water body in its front, it a complete package to explore and relax after that.
The structure is bit similar to Humayun's tomb but not as big . Lush green gardens . Good place to visit and have a relaxing time
Safdarjung was the Vizer of the Mughal Empire. His Tomb though planned like Humayun's, due to a lack of resources from the dying Mughal Empire, is a poor cousin. The lines are not as graceful, the sandstone not as grand and the ornamentation not as striking. That said, the Tomb still has its place in the firmament of Mughal Architecture - it is the last gasp of this art form that exploded with Humayun's Tomb. The tomb and grounds are wheelchair friendly with appropriate access right from the entrance.
This is a very beautiful tomb surround with a lovely garden around it...nice place for photography(pre-wedding shoot etc). You can also find many couples spending some quality time over there. Tomb is near to 'Jor Bhag' metro station(walking distance).
There is a Masjid at the very right of entrance gate. Friday prayer is observed every week at 1:30. Those nearby should visit and offer salah in this masjid as it is big sawab to make a masjid Abaad.
Tomb is exceptional like any other Mughal tomb, architecturally brilliant and symmetrical, but its very badly maintained, there were brooms left inside the main chamber which is open to public, after sweeping. There were broken balcony side walls which were lying as it is on the floor. ASI needs to restore this just the way they restored Humayun's tomb in Nizamuddin east. Also, it has become a lover's spot.
This is Mughal tomb is beautiful like all Mughal Architecture located near Lodi garden area. The tomb was built in about 1754 by Safdar Jang's son. It is a good escape if one wants to spend some time in peace. Not very crowded . Good picture place, clean, peaceful with beautiful architecture. But this one seems more neglected and needs better security. Must visit when you are exploring dellhi and its history.
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