It was my second day in New Delhi and I was already feeling the good vibes. There’s something about New Delhi that attracts the travelers more because it still has that Mughal feel here. Maybe, it is because of the architectural masterpieces that they’ve left for all good. On my second day of the trip, I had planned to visit the Safdarjung tomb.
The tomb was built by Nawab Shuja-ud-Daulahin in the year 1753-1754 and is located at the Lodi Road in New Delhi and is a very popular visiting place for travelers. It is more special for me because I’ve been an admirer of the Mughal arts and the Safdarjung tomb is the last Mughal architectural art. The place I’ve always imagined about was just steps away from me as I got off the taxi and paid the fare.
The tomb is named after Mirza Muqeem Abul Mansar Khan who was also known as Safdarjung. It is one fine piece of art. I could see the fine lines in that double-storied structure, which was evenly visible from a distance. The whole tomb is made up of marble and red sand stones, which are mesmerizing. As a traveler, it was my obvious duty to click the finest pictures along with taking the best view of the beautiful piece of architecture.
The tomb has one gate at the east, which was the exit as well. The tomb is surrounded by tanks and fountains, which surrounded the central pathway as well. The beauty doesn’t stop here; it has a wide variety of greenery contrasting the whole building, which literally left me speechless for a while. All I could do was stick my tongue out and click pictures like a kid. This was a whole new experience for me and I’m shameless enough to write that tongue out part.
I spent a whole 4 hours checking each corner of the tomb, and then exited from the only way, bidding good bye. This place gave me the best feeling of Mughal architectural designs, which left a really great experience for me. I can bet you over a thousand dollars, you can never get enough of this place if you’ve just read about this place in books and on the internet. The day went all good with the visit to the last flick of the Mughal art.