Safdarjug’s Tomb is the 2nd garden Tomb in New Delhi, India. This is one of the best examples for Mughal architectural style. This is the tomb of Prime Minister of Mughal Empire when Mohammed Shah Ahmed Shah ascended the throne of the Mughal Empire in Delhi in 1748. At the time of this construction this was named as Wazir-ul—Mamalk-i-Hindustan.
What to see at Safdarjug’s Tomb: It is one of the most historical memorials in Delhi. This was built by Nawab Shuja-ud-Daulah. Safdarjug’s Tomb has an ambiance of spaciousness and an imposing presence with its domed and arched red brown and whit colored structures. Style of this tomb resembles like Humayun’s tomb but is costs less than the Humayun’s tomb. This tomb is surrounded by a beautiful garden. Area covered by this garden is 300sq.meters. Charbagh is the garden in front of the tomb.
At the entrance of main mausoleum, visitors can see beautiful and most memorable carvings and designs. Main entrance of tomb welcomes the visitors with fine ornamental Paintings. On the east side of this tomb has a gate and Pavilions can be seen on the other sides. This place consists of two graves. One grave belongs to Safdarjug and other belongs to his wife. Inside the Mausoleum, visitors can find a courtyard and Mosque. 8 rooms surrounds the Central chamber of the tomb. All the room are in rectangle shape. Only corner room is in octagonal shape.
Four main features of the tomb are large podium with hidden stairways, five part facade, a nine fold floor plan and Mausoleum with a garden. Garden is in Mughal Charbagh style. Tomb was constructed in Mughal Empire style.
What to see around Safdarjug’s Tomb:
Qutub Minar: It is the tallest minar in India. Brahmi inscriptions can be seen on the iron pillars. Marble and red sand stone was used in the construction of this minar. Several ancient structures can be seen around the minar. It is the Qutub complex. It is located 7kms away from the fort.
Humayun’s Tomb: This is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. It was commissioned by this Bega Begum, first wife of Humayun in 1569-70. In Indian subcontinent this is the first garden tomb. It is located 4kms away from the tomb.
India Gate: It was constructed by Edwin Lutyens in the memory of the soldiers who lost their lives in First World War. It is located 3kms away from this tomb.
Other attractions near Safdarjug’s Tomb: Other attractions near Safdarjug’s Tomb are Lotus temple, Red fort, Kingdom of dreams, Nandan Kanan National park, Museum of Tribal Art and Folk Art etc…
Getting to Safdarjug’s Tomb: Safdarjug’s Tomb is well connected through road. Autos and rickshaws are available to reach this place from Delhi bus stand and from the railway station. Nearest railway station is Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station. Central secretariat is the closet metro station. Indira Gandhi airport is the nearest airport.
Getting around Safdarjug’s Tomb: Buses, Taxis and autos are available to visit the surrounding places of Safdarjug’s Tomb.
Best time to visit Safdarjug’s Tomb: Best time to visit this place is between October to March.
Where to stay in Safdarjug’s Tomb: Inside the monument, accommodations are not available. In Delhi several hotels are available to stay.
Where to eat in Safdarjug’s Tomb: Visitors has to carry food and water. Food is not available inside the Monument.