Safdarjung Tomb


Representing the last phase of the Mughal style of architecture, Safdarjang's Tomb stands in the centre of an extensive garden, laid down on the pattern of the Mughal Charbagh style. Built in 1754 by Shauja-ud-Daula, the Nawab of Awadh, to house the remains of his father Safdarjung, who was a powerful minister in the Mughal court during the reign of Muhammad Shah, the tomb is referred to as the “last flicker in the lamp of Mughal architecture.“ Built in red sandstone and buff stone, the monument shows how the grace and grandeur of the Mughals had been overtaken by decadence. The tomb also has a mosque.