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Friday, March 13, 2009

City Heritage: Safdarjung's Tomb

Safdarjung's Tomb (Hindi: सफ़दरजंग का मक़बरा, Urdu: سفدر جنگ کا مقبره Safdarjang ka Maqbara) 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

25 comments:

David O. Brink March 12, 2009 at 10:12 PM  

fantastic captues and good info
Thx 4 sharing

Alec March 12, 2009 at 10:13 PM  

beautiful photo tour of the tomb

Prachi Pandey March 12, 2009 at 10:22 PM  

nice bolography rohit...good work..lovely pics

Priya Mittal March 12, 2009 at 10:25 PM  

good peep into history
nice post...excellent blog

Ritu March 12, 2009 at 10:35 PM  

good tour to the mughal era

Er. Paayal Sharma March 12, 2009 at 10:48 PM  

kuch jyada history nahi ho gaya blog pe?

Maya March 12, 2009 at 11:45 PM  

These buildings are beautiful! I think I will have to put India on my long list of places to visit.

Austeen Sufi March 13, 2009 at 7:46 AM  

nice photo tour of beautiful tomb

Jarlin March 13, 2009 at 8:48 AM  

Good one...Enjoyed the pictures. Keep posting.

potpourrii March 13, 2009 at 9:19 AM  

History through photos! good post. There are so many historical places in the country which remain unnoticed. This post is like NDTV's seven wonders of India show, which shows so many beautiful historical places of our country. Keep it up.

magiceye March 13, 2009 at 10:15 AM  

excellent photos and slice of history.
thank you

Rupali March 13, 2009 at 2:20 PM  

nice colorful post loved the pics
Excellent blog

Rupali March 13, 2009 at 2:20 PM  

good peepp into history
nice clicks

Hilda March 13, 2009 at 5:41 PM  

It's a gorgeous building and I love that you provided information about its architecture!

Dr. Rupali Rastogi March 13, 2009 at 7:12 PM  

nice clicks....beautiful blog

Indrani March 13, 2009 at 7:44 PM  

Great shots, Rohit. I haven't seen this monument yet.

Er. Snigddha Aggarwal March 14, 2009 at 9:29 AM  

good work Rohit with lovely captures

Ashok March 14, 2009 at 9:37 AM  

not of ur kind.....
:-)

namaki March 15, 2009 at 9:14 PM  

I like the wide angle effect ! the building is so delicate too ! like stone lace !

Anouska Awasthi March 16, 2009 at 9:12 AM  

lovely clicks....nice bolography

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