Safdarjung Tomb, Delhi
Safdarjung Tomb also referred to as 'Safdarjung Ka Maqbara', is a garden tomb in New Delhi. It is made entirely of marble and sandstone. Built in the late 18th century, it is a mausoleum of Safdarjung, a statesman who remained the Wazir ul-Hindustan (Prime Minister of India) during the reign of Ahmad Shah Bahadur. As you visit this mausoleum built by Safdarjung’s son Nawab Shujaud Daula, you can explore what remains the last monumental tomb depicting Mughal architectural style.
Things to see
- The Char Bagh plan with the mausoleum at the centre
- A ninefold floor plan
- A five-part facade
- A large podium with a hidden stairway
- A double-storied entry gate that carries an inscription in Arabic that says “When the hero of plain bravery departs from the transitory, may he become a resident of God’s paradise.”
- The garden tomb is built in a fashion similar to that Humayun’s Tomb and also houses several pavilions, a madrasa and a library at the entrance.
How to get there?
- Nearest Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport
- Nearest Railway Station: Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station
- Nearest Metro Station: Jor Bagh
- Nearest Bus Station: ISBT Kashmiri Gate and Anand Vihar ISBT Terminal
Safdarjung Tomb, Delhi, Sri Aurobindo Marg, Airforce Golf Course, Jor Bagh, New Delhi, South Delhi, Delhi, 110003