Safdarjung Tomb

Safdarjung Tomb

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  • Location: Airforce Golf Course, Delhi Race Club, New Delhi, Delhi 110021
  • Nearest Metro Station : Jor Bagh Metro Station at a distance of nearly 1.8 kilometres from Safdarjungs Tomb.
  • Architectural style: Mughal architecture.
  • Timings: Open 07:00 am to Close 05:00 pm
  • Entry Fee: Rs. 5/- (Indians), Rs. 100/- (foreigners)
  • Photography: Nil (Rs. 25/- for video filming)

Safdarjungs Tomb is located at Intersection of Safdarjung Road and Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi. Safdarjungs Tomb is a garden tomb made in Mughal Empire style, in New Delhi, India. Safdarjung tomb was built in 1753- 54 as mausoleum of Safdarjung, the viceroy of Awadh under the Mughal Emperor, Mohammed Shah.

It has several smaller pavilions like Jangli Mahal, (Palace in the woods), Moti Mahal (Pearl Palace) and Badshah Pasand (King's favourite). The top storey of the edifice houses the Archaeological Survey of India. The facade of the garden is decorated with elaborate plaster carvings. Safdarjung Airport, Safdarjung Road, Safdarjung Terminal, Safdarjung Hospital, and localities like Safdarjung Enclave and Safdarjung Development Area (SDA), all nearby in New Delhi derived their names from Safdarjungs Tomb.

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