Safdarjung's Tomb, Delhi
This marble domed mausoleum is the last famous Mughal monument built in Delhi in 1753-54, by the son of the second Nawab of Awadh Shuja-ud-Daulah. It is a son's tribute to his father, the Wazir of Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah (1719-48).
The Tomb set in the middle of a green and well-laid lawn.Safdarjang's Tomb is constructed with buff colored sandstone sprinkled with red sandstone and white marble.
The central structure of Safdarjang's Tomb, has four two-storied minarets and a central bulbous dome made of pure white marble. Apart from the tomb, there are other structures like the Zenana quarters, a market area and a guesthouse that clearly indicate that this place was inhabited.The tomb also has a beautiful mosque estern side near the main gate.
Build in 1753 - 1754 by his son for Mirza Mukin Abul Mansur Khan 'Safdarjung,' it is Delhi's last greatest garden tomb. The tomb situation close to the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences is made from buff colored sandstone with some red sandstone and marble accentuating the Moghul style of architecture. I think that the tomb must have been a "living" monument at some time as there are what appear to be harem quarters to the north, south, east, and west in the four sectioned garden surrounding the tomb. The water channels surrounding the tomb are dry now, pity because they must have added considerable beauty in the past.
This 18th century monument, is sometimes described as the "last flicker in the lamp of Mughal architecture". Mirza Muqim Abul Mansur Khan, or Safdarjung, was the prime minister of Delhi under Muhammad Shah. The monument was built by his son- Nawab Shuja-ud-Daulah.