Friday, October 21, 2011

Monumental Visit - Safdarjang's Tomb

In my first 4 weeks in New Delhi, I was a bit home bound because all students were in exams.  Its been a relief to get out on weekends and  able to visit some cultural sites.   New Delhi's history and cultural importance is evident in the palaces and tombs scattered throughout the city.  Below is one Safdarjang's Tomb built in 1754 for a governor of the province.  It is a tomb of a tomb because the monument's sandstone materials  were recycled from a much older local  tomb.   Fellow AFS students and I walked through the grounds which feel like a mini- Taj Mahal.  

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