Timings : 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Time Required : 1 - 2 hrs
Entry Fee : Indian- INR 15
Foreigners- INR 200
(Children up to 15 years - Free Entry)
Video Shooting- INR 25
Amongst the sundry places in Delhi that attract attention with their history or quaintness, is the twee tomb of Safdarjung. The elegant mausoleum built of marble and sandstone stands untouched in the test of time and boasts of 18th-century Mughal architectural style. Built in 1754, during the reign of Mughal Emperor- Ahmad Shah Bahadur, the namesake tomb is dedicated to the Prime Minister of the court- Safdarjung. Located in the heart of the city, at the junction of Safdarjung Road and Aurobindo Marg, the monument is a low-key tourist attraction of the city. Also known as ‘Safdarjung ka Maqbara’, the mausoleum boasts of a tranquil ambience and a majestic presence owing to its enormous dome, elaborate arches and intricate architecture.
The mausoleum built by Safdarjung’s son Shuja - ud - Daula, is one the very last specimen of Mughal architecture and signifies the downfall of the dynasty as a whole. Safdarjung’s Tomb, however, efficiently captures the legacy and the cultural aspects of the Mughal marvels. The garden tomb is built in a fashion similar to that Humayun ka Maqbara, and also houses several pavilions, a madrasa and a library at the entrance (managed by the Archaeological Survey of India).
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