In reality, Safdarjung Tomb is not an emperor's grave but that of the premier of the Mughal Empire when Momhammed Shah Ahmed Shah came up to the power of the Mughal empire in Delhi in 1748.
Safdarjung was also constituted as the regulator of Ajmer (5th largest urban center in Rajasthan) and grew as the Faujdar (a title of respect presented by Mughal and other Muslim rulers in South Asia to fort commandants) of Narnaul.
The Safdarjung Tomb Delhi is considered as the last garden grave of Mughals and has four distinguished features:
- The Charbagh garden architectural plan with the mausoleum (large burial chamber, usually above ground) at the middle
- a nonuple architecture
- pentad split up frontal
- a big dais with an out of sight staircase.
There is a chamber underneath the ground level in the mausoleum which puts up the tombs of Safadrjung and his married woman.
Location: "T" junction of Lodhi Road and Aurobindo Marg in New Delhi
Nearest Metro Station: Jor Bagh (yellow line)
Open: Throughout the year
Timings: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Rs. 15 per head for Indians
Rs. 200 per head for international visitors
Camera Fee: Rs. 50 for video cameras