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