Safdarjang (or Safdarjung) Tomb - one of New Delhi's most beautiful historical momuments and tourist attractions
by Amit Ranjan, CoFounder at SlideShare on Jul 06, 2008
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Just some snaps I took at the Safdarjung Tomb at New Delhi. ...
Just some snaps I took at the Safdarjung Tomb at New Delhi.
From wikipedia: Safdarjung's Tomb is a garden tomb in a marble mausoleum in Delhi, India. It was built in 1754 in the style of late Mughal architecture. The top story of the edifice houses the Archaeological Survey of India. The garden, in the style evolved by the Mughal Empire that is now known as the Mughal gardens style known as a charbagh, is entered through an ornate gate. Its facade is decorated with elaborate plaster carvings.
The tomb was built for Safdarjung, the powerful prime minister of Muhammad Shah who was the weak Mughal emperor from 1719 to 1748. The central tomb has a huge dome. There are four water canals leading to four buildings. One has an ornately decorated gateway while the other three are pavilions, with living quarters built into the walls. Octagonal towers are in the corners. The canals are four oblong tanks, one on each side of the tomb.
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