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Safdarjung’s Tomb

Safdarjung’s Tomb is the last enclosed garden tomb in Delhi in the tradition of Humayun’s Tomb, though it if far less grand in scale. It was built in 1753- 54 as mausoleum of Safdarjung, the viceroy of Awadh under the Mughal EmperorMohammed Shah.

It has several smaller pavilions with evocative names like Jangli Mahal, (Palace in the woods), Moti Mahal (Pearl Palace) andBadshah Pasand (King’s favourite).The complex also has a madarsa. The archaeological Survey of India maintains a library over the main gateway.

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