Safdarjung Tomb

Safdarjung’s Tomb is a unique garden tomb with a marble mausoleum in New Delhi, India. The style of the garden was evolved by the Empire that is now known as the Mughal gardens style influenced by the Persian gardens style, is entered through an ornate gate. It was built in 1754 in the late Mughal Empire style, and was described as “the last flicker in the lamp of Mughal architecture”. The top storey of the edifice houses the Archaeological. Its facade is decorated with elaborate plaster carvings.

The mausoleum has lent its name to Safdarjung Airport, Safdarjung Road, Safdarjung Terminal, Safdarjung Hospital, and localities like Safdarjung Enclave and Safdarjung Development Area (SDA), all nearby in New Delhi. The tomb was built for Safdarjung, the powerful prime minister of Muhammad Shah who was the weak Mughal emperor from 1719 to 1748.The gateway is decorated while the other three are pavilions, with living quarters built into the walls. The central tomb has a huge dome. There are four water canals leading to four buildings.

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