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Safdarjung Tomb: Photo Walk Memoirs

Safdarjung Tomb is one of the must visit archaeological sites of Delhi. Like Humayun Tomb, it is a historical monument which is made with thoughtful landscaping as well. It was built in 1754 after the death of Safdarjung a noted minister under the then reigning king Ahmad Shah Bahadur.

It wasn’t a great phase for the Mughal empire as the king didn’t take an active interest. This is where Safdarjung whose real name was Mirza Muqim Abul Mansur Khan displayed his power play. However, soon the royal family put a restraint on his autonomous power play and in 1753 he was driven out of Delhi. He is the father of noted warrior  Nawab Shujaud Daula who built this tomb for him.

Location: Safdarjung Tomb is located at a distance of 7.5 kms. from Connaught place. Jor Bagh is the nearest local metro station.

Ticket: There is a petite fee for entry in Safdarjung Tomb. Maybe because of this one can find many lovebirds in the nooks and corners of this tomb.

Overall it is a very well maintained archaeological monument in Delhi. Leaving you with photos clicked by me during a photo walk taken along with some friends. All of these Safdarjung Tomb images are subject to copyright.

“Mere ruksat hone ka itna gumaan na kar,

main fir na aaun bas rab se itni faryad tu kar..

Mujhe itihaas samajh kar bhool na jana,

kyuki itihaas  bhi khud ko  dohrata hai!!”

                                                       j


14 thoughts on “Safdarjung Tomb: Photo Walk Memoirs

  1. The architecture and detail of this building is just beautiful. What an amazing tribute showing the strength of that father-son relationship. You do take some lovely photos with great use of light and contrast. Just looking at the workmanship – both interior and exterior – really makes me appreciate the beauty and work that went into it’s creation.

  2. I love the architecture. As an American, there are so many places you hear you “have to see” in India. I think if you only plan your visit off of that list, you will miss out on a lot of the nuances and intricacies of the country. Going to the Safdarjung tomb you get to fill in the gaps in history and culture with beautiful places like this.

  3. Delhi has so much to see that it will take many years to explore just the city. I have never been to Safdarjung tomb. The architecture is exquisite just like other monuments of Delhi. Time to plan a visit soon.

  4. Wow the architecture looks absolutely incredible! What a wonderful experience you must have had here. I have never heard of Safdarjung Tomb before, but glad to know it is a must visit in Delhi.

  5. Your photos took me straight back, when I was there about 6years ago. I remember it being this colourful and all the monkey sitting around. You have some really pretty pictures there of the temple

  6. Wow the tomb is beautiful. There are so many details – I wish everything was built like that these days! It makes everything so much more photogenic 🙂 Glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and recommend it to others!

  7. Safdarjung tomb is a heritage delight. Being from Delhi i ignored this masterpiece initially but since the time I started traveling, I am falling for these monuments which still preserves glorious past. Loved your piece

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  9. I love to visit places with full of history and architecture and this place really looks so gorgeous. I am surely gonna visit this place while am in india . Hopefully next year 🙂

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