~A Walk to the Last Flicker of the Mughal Dynasty~
Safdarjung’s Tomb lies in the heart of New Delhi and marks the conclusion of the Mughal architectural conversation that had begun with Humayun’s Tomb. The tomb of Mirza Muqium Abul Mansoor Khan, also known as Safdarjung, is the last example of the tomb within a garden layout in Delhi, a landscape architectural plan initiated and perfected by the Mughals.
Completed in 1757, the tomb and landscape followed the Charbagh pattern of Mughal gardens. The building itself is imposing, but its use of materials tells us that this was really the period of the end of the Mughal Empire. This “last flicker” still stands near the Lodhi Gardens and offers great insights to travelers seeking to understand the history of Delhi!
DATE: 19th January | DAY: Saturday
TIME: 9.30 am to 11.00 am MEETING POINT: Safdarjung Tomb Ticket Counter
(Please Note: the contribution does not include the Safdarjung Fort entry fee. The fee for Indians above 15 years is 15.00 INR and for foreign nationals 200.00 INR)
WHAT TO WEAR AND CARRY: - Please carry a side bag to keep the bottle - Please carry a cap or umbrella in case you feel hot
HOW TO REACH:
Location: At the T-junction of Lodhi Road and Aurobindo Road, close to 3 kilometres from the renowned Safdarjung hospital and bus stop. Via Metro Station: the nearest metro station is Jorbagh (on the yellow line)