|Jor Bagh, Delhi (Map)
|Entry Fee & Timings
|Timings: Safdarjung Tomb is open on all days from 7 am to 6 pm., Entry Fee: The entry fee here is Rs 15 for Indians and Rs 200 for foreigners.
|Forts & Tombs, Monuments
|Place visit with
|Family, Friends, Married Couples, Parants
|Best time to visit
|September, October, November, December
|Lok Kalyan Marg Metro Station (1 KM) Jor Bagh Metro Station (0 KM)
About Safdarjung's Tomb
Safdarjung Tomb is located in the Safdarjung area of New Delhi. The mausoleum was built in 1754 for Nawab Safdarjung in the Mughal Empire style. The tomb is set in the center of the charbagh layout, a common feature in Mughal garden design. The mausoleum is built on a raised platform and is made of red and brown sandstone, with white marble and stucco decorations. It has a white marble dome on top, and four small mandapas or chhatris at each corner of the main structure. The tomb has inscriptions in both Persian and Arabic, highlighting Safdarjung's achievements and lineage. The façade is decorated with intricate floral and geometric designs, showcasing the craftsmanship of the time. Safdarjung Tomb is a popular tourist attraction in Delhi, attracting visitors interested in its historical and architectural significance.
Architecture of Safdarjung's Tomb
The tomb was constructed in the Mughal architectural style. Made of red and brownish-yellow sandstone, the mausoleum has a high ceiling and is covered with a massive central dome. The slabs of the tomb of Abdul Rahim Khankhana were used in its construction. The two-storey main entrance of the mausoleum offers an excellent view of the monument. The ornate interior of the tomb uses Rococo stucco. The rubble walls inside the tomb are adorned with several recessed arches and octagonal-shaped 'chhatris' or towers at each of the four corners.
Interesting facts about Safdarjung's Tomb
- Safdarjung's real name was Mirza Muqim Abul Mansoor Khan, who was born in 1708 AD in a well-known family of Persia.
- Safdarjung came to India in the year 1722 AD, after which a few years later in the year 1748 AD, he was made the Prime Minister (Wazir) of the Mughal Empire by the Mughal Emperor.
- After a war in the year 1753, Safdarjung was expelled from the Mughal Empire and Delhi, shortly after which he died in the year 1754.
- In the year 1754 AD, Safdarjung's son Nawab Shujad Daula started the construction of a tomb for his father in Delhi after taking permission from the Mughal emperor and completed it in the same year.
- Safdarjung's tomb has been constructed in Mughal architecture. The mausoleum structure was designed by an Ethiopian architect.
- This mausoleum is spread over an area of about 300 sq km, which is surrounded by gardens and beds.
- The beautiful stone slabs used in this famous mausoleum were brought from the tomb of Abdul Rahim Khankhana.
- This mausoleum is surrounded by gardens from all sides, whose number is about 4, in which very attractive flowers and trees have been planted.
- This mausoleum is one of the tallest mausoleums in Delhi, its height is about nine storeys.
- The mausoleum contains many mysteries, the most interesting of which is the mystery of a large platform with a staircase hidden behind a 5-part mask.
How to reach Safdarjung's Tomb
By Metro:- The nearest metro station to Safdarjung Tomb is Lok Kalyan Marg. It is an 8 minute walk.
By Railway:- The nearest railway station to Safdarjung Tomb is Sarojini Nagar. It is a 4 minute walk.
By Bus:- The nearest bus stop to Safdarjung Tomb is SJ Madrasa. The nearest is 5 minutes walk away.
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