Location: Intersection of
Safdarjung Road and
Metro Station: Jor Bagh
Timings: Sunrise to Sunset
Entry Fee: 5 (Indians),
Photography Charges: Free (still
camera), 25 (video camera)
Safdarjung's Tomb is the last enclosed garden tomb in Delhi in the tradition of Humayun's Tomb, though it if far less grand in scale. It was built in 1753- 54 as mausoleum of Safdarjung, the viceroy of Awadh under the Mughal Emperor, Mohammed Shah.
It has several smaller pavilions with evocative names like Jangli Mahal, (Palace in the woods), Moti Mahal (Pearl Palace) and Badshah Pasand (King's favourite).
The complex also has a madarsa. The archaeological Survey of India maintains a library over the main gateway.