Monday, April 23, 2018

Safdarjung's Tomb

This is the last of the mughal monumental tomb in India. Safdarjung was the prime minister for Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah. He became too powerful because of the weak Mughal emperor but was eventually ousted. The tomb was built in 1754 by his son after pleading with the Mughal emperor.

The main gate into the tomb

The three-domed mosque inside the complex

The tomb is not as grandeur because Safdarjung was not an emperor

Walking up to the tomb

Tomb of Safdarjung

Ceiling above the tomb

An isometric view of the mausoleum

This boy was trying to sell us flowers

Lunch at Safari

We came here for our customary lunch.

Naan and rice

Butter Chicken

Mutton Curry

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Sacred Heart Cathedral

We wanted to visit a church in Delhi. We chose this Roman Catholic church from google search.

Construction of this church began in 1930

The architectural style is Italian

Ceiling fans are fixed to the walls

Shrine for Mother Mary

Feroze Shah Kotla

Delhi has seven early capital cities beginning from the 12th centry to the 17th century. Ferozabad  is Delhi's fifth city built by Feroze Shah Tughluq in 1351. It is now mainly in ruins.

Jami Masjid

Going up the pyramid structure

The Ashokan Pillar
It  was brought here from Punjab in 1356 by Feroze Shah

Brahmi Script on the pillar

View of the mosque from the top

Going down