Safdarjung's Tomb

Safdarjung's Tomb, New Delhi

Safdarjung's Tomb
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A Choudhury
New Delhi, India112 contributions
Feb 2021 • Friends
Located at a walking distance from Jor Bagh metro station, this is a fine example of beautiful Mughal architecture. The place is clean, well maintained and peaceful as very few people visit this place which is actually quite surprising. A couple of hours visit is recommended. Photography is permitted.
Written May 10, 2021
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PhilthetravellerXI
Avoca Beach, Australia850 contributions
Feb 2020
This beautiful tomb complex from the late 18th century displays Mughal architecture at its best and is less crowded than other sites around Delhi and Agra. The blend of local sandstone and marble brings out the superb colours depending on the time of day you visit. Allow an hour to take in the complex and enjoy the peace of the grounds. We had a guide which helped with the explanations and history.
Written May 3, 2020
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lemotka
United Kingdom299 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
I visited on a week day in December at 9 am in the morning . Almost had the place to myself . What an experience !!! Intricate stone carvings , beautiful views and serene views! Loved every minute of it !
Written January 19, 2020
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3000calories
Buffalo, NY647 contributions
Jan 2020 • Business
Gorgeous Taj Mahal like structure in a park setting with no crowds. Come hear for great photography, and historical site. We also saw parrots and a peacock while here.
Written January 16, 2020
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Payal G
Mumbai, India1,095 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Off the tourist radar, this place offers the best place to study and photograph Mughal architecture without pushing through crowds. The information board describes it as the last flicker of Mughal architecture and indeed it's both grand and elegant. Yet to be discovered by the tourists thronging Humayun's tomb, it is a peaceful and well maintained place with clean facilities. The square gardens are huge and nicely kept. In fact the layout of the tomb is exactly like that of the Taj Mahal without the crowds. Built of red sandstone and marble, the tomb on the top floor may be difficult to reach for people with walking problem due to the high steps. However, the carved ceilings are a delight to discover.

Ideal as a shooting location. The only substandard thing at the place is the sad shop of the ASI. It's a mystery why they are reluctant to have to do anything with souvenirs and general information.

It's at a short walk from the Gate 3 exit of the Jor Bagh metro station on the yellow line and crossing the road in about a couple of minutes one reaches the lush Lodhi Gardens.
Written January 12, 2020
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Denzel2014
New Delhi, India773 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
Any one who is in the jorbagh, India habitat center, prithviraj road area or even near INA should take out 30 min to visit this one of most easily accessible and visible monuments of Delhi. Less than 5 min walk from the jor bath metro station gets you here and if you stay a little post 6 pm, might be able to see this lit too
Written December 31, 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK151,202 contributions
Dec 2019
This mausoleum was built to house the tomb of Safdar Jang, whose descendants all became Nawabs of Oudh. The building itself is a fine example of Mughal architecture. The mausoleum is a symmetric square of sandstone and marble with 4 minarets, one on each corner. Surrounding the mausoleum are gardens fitting in with the Mughal concept of garden tombs resemble the gardens of heaven. Even the gardens are highly regular, which combined with the symmetry of the building makes it look like it’s the same photo no matter which cardinal direction you take a photo.

The interior of the mausoleum is a masterpiece of Persian influence architecture, especially the inverted lotus ceiling that adorn both the main hall housing the tomb and the smaller rooms surrounding the hall.

This tomb is not as well known as other attractions in Delhi, but is totally worth the visit.
Written December 27, 2019
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DevonRed
Exeter, UK519 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
On a flying business trip to Delhi and wanted to see something classically Indian. The Tomb of Safdarjang was a wonderful example of just that.

I visited at night and the lighting was spectacular. So good that even I was able to take a half decent picture. Next time I shall come during the day to see the gardens.

Well worth a visit.
Written December 22, 2019
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK4,957 contributions
Nov 2019
Another huge mausoleum built by a Mogul emperor, Safdarjung, this being the last of the major monuments that include those at Lodhi Gardens and Humayan’s tomb. Set in a very large walled garden it is an impressive building on the scale of the much more visited, and twice the price, Humayans tomb ,and without the tour groups. A peaceful place to spend a while admiring the striking architecture.
Written December 13, 2019
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Foodie__traveller
New Delhi, India29 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
It's a very nice a good place with a beautiful tomb which is situated in the middle , architecture was very good you can find peace in this area , it's an also good place for photoshoot or video making
Written November 26, 2019
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