Photo feature: Tomb of Safdarjang

The tomb is mostly composed of rectangular chambers with octagonal corner chambers. At each corner of the main tomb, four polygonal towers with kiosks are located. The real graves or burial chambers of Safdarjung and his wife Amat Jahan Begum are located in the monument's basement chamber

Photo feature: Tomb of Safdarjang
The Safdarjung Tomb popularly known as 'Safdarjung Ka Maqbara' a mausoleum, built by Safdarjung's son Nawab Shujaud Daula in 1754 is one of the popular Mughal architectures in Delhi, capital of India. Photographs and video: Rajeev Bhatt

The tomb of Safdarjang is a magnificent mausoleum made of sandstone and marble in Delhi, India. It was constructed in the late Mughal Empire style for Nawab Safdarjung in 1754. With its domed and arched red-brown and white structures, the monument exudes spaciousness and an imposing presence.

The Safdarjung Tomb popularly known as 'Safdarjung Ka Maqbara' a mausoleum made of red and brownish-yellow sandstone, built by Safdarjung's son Nawab Shujaud Daula in 1754 is one of the popular Mughal architectures in Delhi, capital of India. Photographs and video: Rajeev Bhatt

The Nawab of Oudh, Safdarjung, was made Wazir ul-Mamlak-i-Hindustan or prime minister of the Mughal Empire when Ahmed Shah Bahadur ascended to the throne in 1748.

Safdarjang Tomb at New Delhi. Video: Rajeev Bhatt