This Thursday the theme is Empty (House, Room, Playground, Glass, Container, Chair,…)
This is known to be the last enclosed garden tomb and was built in 1753-54 as the mausoleum of Safdarjang, the viceroy of Awadh, (a place near Lucknow). A lesser known landmark of Delhi , it is made in the same style as the Humayun’s Tomb though it’s not that impressive .
The tomb is made of buff-colored sandstone with the intermittent use of red sandstone and marble. The central structure has double-storeyed minarets in the corners and a bulbous dome made of marble.
According to one account the arches and domes, were brought to India from Turkey and Persia.
Delhi has a rich heritage of these ancient monuments. It is awe-inspiring to watch these structures as they serve as testaments to Delhi’s illustrious past.