Safdarjung’s Tomb – Delhi, India

This tomb was built in 1754 in the late Mughal Empire style for the Nawab Safdarjung. The mausoleum was constructed in marble and sandstone. Safdarjung, who was the Nawab of Oudh was made prime minister of the Mughal Empire when Ahmed Shah Bahadur ascended the throne in 1748. The tomb was the last of the…

Qutb Complex – Delhi, India

This complex is a collection of monuments and buildings from the Delhi Sultanate at Mehrauli in Delhi. It embraces the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque of Qutbuddin Aibak and the Qutb Minar. Also to be found in the complex are the Tomb of Iltutmish, the Alai Minar, Alai Darwaza and what is believed to be the Tomb of…

Humayun’s Tomb – Delhi, India

This mausoleum for the Emperor Humayun is the first mature example of Mughal architecture on the sub-continent. It represented a leap in Mughal architecture, and together with it’s Charbagh garden, typical of Persian gardens but never before seen in India, it set a precedent for subsequent Mughal architecture. This then reached it’s zenith with the…