Delhi – the land of magnificent monuments never disappoints you with its charming vibes and medieval mysticism. Take a walk across the city and you will be welcomed by any ancient monument. When I heard the name ‘Safdarjang’ for the first time, it was the hospital. I never bothered to know the history behind this name. But years later, I made a list of must visit places in Delhi and this tomb was there in that list. And when I visited it, I realized what a beauty I had been missing all those years. It was September of 2018 (or maybe October) when I picked up my camera, booked the entry ticket of Safdarjang tomb online, boarded the metro from Sultanpur (that’s where I was living back then), and got down at Jorbagh metro station which is the closest metro station to Safdarjang tomb.
You don’t always plan journeys, sometimes journeys plan how you hit the road.
For someone like me who loves exploring historical places, architectures, cultures, etc. this Mughal monument was a surprise with which I treated myself on that day. Before lockdown, I often roamed in the capital city on weekends with my camera and a small bag that carried my essentials like a water bottle, power backup, camera, charmer, etc. When I entered the monument, it was less crowded and that was a good thing for me since I had to capture a lot of photographs of this breathtaking beauty.
Somehow, I found this monument more beautiful than Humayun Tomb. Though no doubt that monument is a wonderful piece of architecture but I guess since that tomb belongs to a Mughal emperor, and while this doesn’t; so, the reason is clear why this tomb doesn’t get that much appreciation. Located just on the main road itself, a few minutes’ walk from the metro station, the tomb of Safdarjang stands with its glory, even today, the way it used to be back then, though the aging has influenced its walls and arches.