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Delhi Sightseeing


Safdarjungs Tomb

The last garden tomb in Delhi, the Safdarjung’s Tomb is the mausoleum of Safdarjung. Built between 1753-54 by Safdarjung’s son Shuja-ud-Daula this tomb has numerous small canopies, such as the Moti Mahal, Badsha Pasand and Jangli Mahal among others. The complex of the Hunayun’s Tomb also contains a Madrasa and a library maintained by the archeological survey of India. Constructed in the centre of the Charbagh style gardens, a popular architectural style in Mughal constructions, Safdarjung’s Tomb is decorated with ponds and fountains. Crafted out of red sandstone with a white marble dome, the Safdarjung’s Tomb is built on a raised platform with a gate to its east and spacious walkways on the other three sides.