Built in 1753-54 as the mausoleum of Safdarjang, the viceroy of Awadh, (a place near Lucknow, famous for its delicious Mughlai food),under the Mughal Emperor, Mohammed Shah. It is known more as the last enclosed garden tomb, though it is not as impressive as the tomb of Humayun which is in the same tradition and style.The tomb is very close to the well-known All India Institute of Medical Sciences. It has many smaller pavilions that have very attractive names. They include Badshah Pasand (King's Favourite), Moti Mahal (Palace of Pearls) and Jangli Mahal ( Palace in the woods). The complex also has a madrasa ( a place where persons wishing to study the Quran and other religious practices of the Muslims could do so by learning from Muslim scholars).
Location: Aurobindo Marg
Timings: Sunrise to Sunset
Entry Fees: Indian Rs. 5, Foreigner $2
Video: Rs. 25