Safdarjung’s Tomb: A Must-Visit Sight In New Delhi.
When travelling to India, either Delhi or Mumbai are usually the starting points for our adventures. On one of our most recent trips, Delhi made the cut. Although the Indian capital is often referred to as the slum capital of the world, we appreciate this city as much an any other we’ve visited and always try to explore as much as we can when we have the time.
Agrasen Ki Baoli was on our list, yet getting there seemed to be more difficult than expected. Three different tuk-tuk drivers, as well as several passer-by’s, didn’t know what we were talking about. In the end, we ended up at a minor Taj Mahal look-alike, which we then learned was Safdarjung’s Tomb.
Safdarjung’s Tomb was built in 1753 – 54 by Shuja-ud-Daulah as a tribute to his fathers memory, Safdarjung and is a pretty impressive building. After entering through the double storey gateway, you’ll forget all about the noisy street life you just came from. In the centre of the garden, the mausoleum rises gracefully from a high platform.
We spend the afternoon strolling through the gardens and soaked up the energetic atmosphere of this rather unknown Delhi tourist attraction.
Safdarjung’s Tomb Facts:
- Location: Intersection of Safdarjung Road and Aurobindo Marg
- Metro Station: Jorbagh
- Open: Daily from sunrise to sunset
- Entry Fee: 15 Rupees (Indians), 200 Rupees (foreigners)
- Photography Charges: Free (still camera), 25 Rupees (video camera)