Known for receiving huge tourist traffic round the year, Safdarjung Tomb is an eminent example of rich Indian heritage and cultural roots. Located in the heart of Delhi, the tomb is one of the historical buildings known to reflect the grandeur and aesthetics of the Mughal era. Home to several small pavilions like the Moti Mahal, Badsha Pasand, and Jangli Mahal, the tomb is the last Mughal structure which is reminiscent of its architectural glory, age-old charm and historical importance. Built of red and brownish-yellow colored sandstone, Safdarjung Tomb was artistically designed by an Ethiopian architect, Bilal Mohammed Khan. With a high terrace and huge central dome, the tomb has intricate designs made on its facade and is divided into squares on the Charbagh pattern. The rubber walls of the tomb have been intricately adorned by a number of depressed arches and octagonal shaped 'Chattris' on all the four corners. The central chamber of the tomb has a cenotaph that depicts a square shape design with polygon shaped towers at the corners. The chamber houses eight partitions that surround the centrally placed cenotaph where the actual graves or burial chambers of Safdarjung and his wife Amat Jahan Begum are placed. The Charbagh garden that surrounds the tomb is divided into four equal squares which are further segregated into four small gardens. An excellent view of the monument can be captured from the two-storied main entry gate of the mausoleum.
Built by the Nawab of Awadh, Nawab Shuja-ud-Daula, for his father in the late 18th century, Safdarjung Tomb has not lost its historical sheen and charm related to the glory of the Mughal era. Situated at the intersection of Safdarjung Road and Aurobindo Marg, the tomb is an epitome of love between a father and a son who have been significant figures of the Mughal dynasty. Considered to be one of the popular architectural marvels, Safdarjung Tomb is also symbolic of the downfall of the empire and the destitution encountered by the Mughal Kings for over a period of 300 years. Unlike other historical monuments that have been constructed to commemorate the power of the rulers, Safdarjung Tomb was constructed in memory of a high ranking officer, who was awarded with the title Safdarjung and was appointed as the Subadar Nawab of Oudh from 1739 till his demise in 1754.
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