Heritage & Monuments

Safdarjung Tomb

India / Asia

The Safdarjung Tomb (also known as ‘Safdarjung Ka Maqbara’) is a magnificent garden tomb made of marble and sandstone, built-in 1754 as a mausoleum for Safdarjung (1708-54), a major statesman at the end of the Mogul Empire, who remained the Wazir ul-Mumalik-i-Hindustan (Prime Minister) during the reign of Ahmad Shah Bahadur (1725-75). This mausoleum built by Safdarjung’s son, Nawab Shuja-ud-Daula (1732-75), and is the last example of a monumental garden tomb depicting the Mogul architectural style.

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