Safdarjung Tomb, New Delhi

The Safdarjung Tomb known as “Safdarjung Ka Makbara” is one of the garden tomb in New Delhi. The tomb is made of marble and sandstone which was built in 18th century and was a mausoleum of Safdarjung, a statesman who was the then Prime Minister of India or Wazir-Ul-Hindustan. It is one of the popular tourist spot which attracts foreign visitors as well as the nationals and is thronged by people esp. On weekends. The two-storied main entry gate of the mausoleum gives an excellent view of the monument with intricate designs made in its facade and capping it with massive central dome.

There is a huge garden encompassing the mausoleum with the conventional charbagh garden style of the Mughals which is characteristic to their architecture and design. There is a great concept of water canals around them and is elegantly decorated gateway while the other leads to the three pavilions which are named as “Jangli Mahal” and “Palace in the woods” along with “Badshah Pasand” or the Emperor’s favorite and the good thing is that it is protected by ASI. Many of the films and drama have been shot here 2013 American Biographical drama Jobs directed by Joshua Michael Stern, star cast being Aston Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney and Josh Gad while others got filmed in this tomb.

Safdarjung's Tomb is located near of the Safdarjung airport. This tomb contracted in 1754 by Shuja-Ud-Daulah which was Nawab the Awadh and son of the Safdarjung. Ahmad Shah Bahadur Mughal Emperor permitted to build tomb in Delhi area. This tomb style is similar as Mughal architecture.

Safdarjung (Mirza Muqim Abul Mansur Khan) did services as Chief Minister (Vizier) of the Mughal Empire. He was very rich and also started as independent ruler of Avadh. He was died at Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh and buried in Delhi city in Safdar Jang's Tomb. His reign period was 19 March 1739– 5 October 1754.

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Visit Information:-

Location: Safdarjung Airport

Nearest Metro Station: Jor Bagh

Completed Year: 1754

Safdarjung Birth Year: 1708

Safdarjung Death Day: 5 Oct 1754

Distance From:-

IGI and palam Airport: 11.5 KM

New Delhi RLY Station: 7.5 KM

Old Delhi RLY Station: 13.2 KM

Nizamuddin RLY Station: 10.2 KM

Anand Vihar RLY Station: 18.6 KM