Safdarjung Tomb, Delhi
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Safdarjung Tomb, Delhi

Made of red sandstone and white marble, the Safdarjung's Tomb is a mausoleum in Delhi which contains the remains of the Mughal prime minister Mirza Muqim Abul Mansur Khan, popularly known as Safdarjung. It is a garden tomb, similar to Humayun's tomb. The construction of the tomb was completed in 1754.

Built by Nawan Shujaud Daula, the tomb forms the centre of the complex with four quadrants of beautifully manicured lawns surrounding it. Shallow water channels lie in front of the tomb proper. This tomb attracts many visitors, both local and foreign. The tomb remains open from sunrise till sunset. This building lacks the usual ornamentation and detail that other similar structures have. This tomb is one of the vestiges of the Mughal style of architecture. But still one cannot withhold the magnificence of the tomb. It still remains one of the go-to destinations of tourists.

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Delhi, India
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses
Time people usually spend here:
1.5 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
28.5893011°N, 77.2104314°E
Distance from Delhi city center to Safdarjung Tomb, Delhi
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Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sunday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Read traveller's reviews about Safdarjung Tomb, Delhi..

Overall Rating:4

  '5' out of 5
"It's quite well maintained as compared to many other monuments of India. Also, its closeness to the Jor Bagh Metro station makes it easy to visit on foot. "
  '5' out of 5
"Nice place. But being open to the sky, it's good to visit this place in the very morning or in the after rain evening. Beautiful green park outside main premise. Toilets are to be found on the left side of the entry. Entry ticket is for Rs.20/-. "
  '4' out of 5
"It is a prominent monument in delhi..it is huge, it is big.. u will love to see its architecture from mughal era, its a tomb.. nice place for photohraphy.."
  '4' out of 5
"Safdarjung was the Vizer of the Mughal Empire. His Tomb though planned like Humayun's, due to a lack of resources from the dying Mughal Empire, is a poor cousin. The lines are not as graceful, the sandstone not as grand and the ornamentation not as striking. That said, the Tomb still has its place in the firmament of Mughal Architecture - it is the last gasp of this art form that exploded with Humayun's Tomb. The tomb and grounds are wheelchair friendly with appropriate access right from the entrance. "
  '4' out of 5
"This is a very beautiful tomb surround with a lovely garden around it...nice place for photography(pre-wedding shoot etc). You can also find many couples spending some quality time over there. Tomb is near to 'Jor Bhag' metro station(walking distance)."

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