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Safdarjung's Tomb

New Delhi, India (Minto Road)
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Enschede, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Very nice and charming tomb with gardens. Looks like the larger Taj Mahal. Advantage of this Safdarjung tomb is that is is a very quit place. Not many visitors, you van walk around very peacefully. Loved being here!

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It's a beautiful monument. You should visit it if you stay in Delhi for long enough. I would suggest you to keep time for the Red Fort, Purana Qila, Delhi Market, Qutb Minar, Jama Masjid and Jantar Mantar, before this. * If you're thinking of choosing between this one and Humayun's tomb, go for this one. * Spend 30-45 minutes... More

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Samut Prakan Province, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Very beautiful and peaceful attraction. It's in a short walk from Jor Bagh train station. By far my favorite.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Greetings, Safdarjung Tomb is a very nice monument. It looks like TAJ MAHAL of Agra. There is not so much to visit in it but you can sit near the garden's and listen to chirping of Peacocks.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

a little quieter than your typical visit to an indian monument, but of all the historical attractions i've seen in delhi, this one is by far my favorite. picturesque, relatively hawker-free and mostly clean! i think this place is under-rated.

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Newdelhi india
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

If Humayun`s Tomb was the first tomb built enclosed by a garden by the Moghul rulers in Delhi, Safdarjung was the last such.It also suffers in comparison in its scale & beauty with its predecessor.This about 160 year old Tomb is enclosed in 300 metres with a large garden divided in to squares with tanks & fountains along the central... More

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sintra
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

In contrast to earlier monuments in the city , the aesthetic decadence and moral decline of the Mughal Empire is summed up by the tomb of Safdarjung, an upstart Persian who managed in all but name to seize the position of Emperor after the destruction of 1739 and when Delhi had already entered into its long Twilight. Driven out in... More

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I loved coming to this tomb after visiting Humayun's Tomb first -- I had read somewhere that Humayun's Tomb shows how Mughal architecture developed, and then Safdarjung's Tomb starts to show the empire's decay. Reading that, and then seeing both tombs, really put the architecture and history into perspective. This is an amazing site to visit in its own right... More

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Kiruna, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This low-key landmark in Delhi is really great. It is impossible not to link it with Agra's Taj Mahal in terms of architecture and layout, but the fact that there are hardly many visitors at the same time, no food restrictions either and no fences around the patches of garden (which ruin Taj Mahal's complex a bit, making it look... More

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Built in 1754 by Nawab Shuja-ud-daulah for his father who was entitled Safdarjung, this is last garden tomb of Mughal era. The main building is extremely beautiful. There is intricate work in its ceiling. The best season for visit to this attraction is October to March, when weather is good for leisurely monument viewing. Connectivity is extremely good. Jorbagh metro... More

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