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I have been to Safdarjung Tomb 2-3 times earlier alone. Every time the purpose remains photography.

But, this time, my cousin accompanied me; undoubtedly, creating moments and snap-shooting was the goal.

Has it ever happened that you planned to go someplace but went somewhere else?

Usually, that doesn’t happen because I enjoy doing pre-planned things.

However, I intended to go to Humayun’s Tomb when planned but ended up going to the Safdarjung Tomb.

Indeed, that turned out satisfactory.

The Day

It was a weekend morning; the Rainfall was happening slightly outdoors.

At 6:54 a.m, my cousin called to say that he was standing at the Brigadier Hoshiar Singh metro station Green Line, which lies in Bahadurgarh.

But, there was no metro operating at that time. After enquiring, my cousin learned that the metro starts running at 8 in the morning.

On Sundays, the first metro from Brigadier Hoshiar Singh metro station leaves at 8 a.m.

Though, the plan to explore got delayed a bit.

Nevertheless, my cousin and I reached the Rajiv Chowk metro station at 9:30 a.m.

You must change the metro and take the one heading towards the Huda City Centre Yellow line.

While in the metro, we checked the walkable distance to Humayun’s Tomb.

In between, we saw Safdarjung Tomb on Google maps, so after discussing it, we immediately decided let’s go there first.

How to Reach Safdarjung Tomb?

Safdarjung Tomb’s nearest metro station is Jor Bagh Metro Station which lies on the Yellow line, and the exact goes for the Humayun’s Tomb goers.

However, Safdarjung Tomb is closer to the Jor Bagh Metro Station than Humayun’s Tomb.

So, from Jor Bagh Metro Station to Safdarjung Tomb walkable distance is 10-15 mins. In comparison, it might take you around 55 mins to get to Humayun’s Tomb from the Jor Bagh Metro station.

Bus Stand Near Jor Bagh Metro Station

Upon Reaching Safdarjung Tomb

We reached Safdarjung Tomb at around 9:50 a.m.

The idea was to capture the Rainfall, on-ground rainwater, raindrops, and everything to add rain effect for a memorable day.

The weather was overcast then, and I was hoping for a satisfactory visit.

When I entered the gate, I saw a Board kept on which I could see the visible QR code.

I recalled that there must be some ticket to see the Safdarjung Tomb.

Though I tried to scan the QR code, it was not working.

Then, I proceeded towards the window. The man sitting there told the Safdarjung Tomb ticket price is Rs. 25 per person.

Safdarjung Tomb

On reaching the open area, from where the Tomb was undoubtedly visible, I eyed the sky, and the overcast day seemed to return sunny shortly.

Vansh Tiwari Eying at the sky

Anyway, we began our Photography journey.

It appeared like the whole Safdarjung Tomb was empty, but shortly I saw some individuals standing near the Tomb.

Moving forward,

I saw some patches of gathered rainwater on the ground, and a dog was also resting.

Safdarjung Tomb Captured by Vansh Tiwari

That looked like an uncommon scene, so I began snapping.

Without a wait, the mate also joined.

The breeze was not at all ideal. Sooner, I started sweating.

With that,

What will be an Ideal Time to Come to Safdarjung Tomb?

After experiencing it, I firmly believe, in the early morning before 9 a.m. if you want to enjoy the pleasant weather.

The Safdarjung Tomb opens at 7a.m and closes at 5 p.m. every day.

Proceeding further,

What was the Best Part of Entering the Tomb after the Rainfall?

Snapped from Safdarjung Tomb

Undoubtedly, the Safdarjung Tomb will stay stationary. 

But, the most beautiful thing emerges after the Rainfall:

  • Peacock
  • The Wet Vegetation


When I heard the voice of the Peacock, I guessed there would be 1 Peacock somewhere present, hiding behind.

But, as the moments passed, I realized it was not only one Peacock but at least 7-8 Peacocks around.

So, seeing them would be fascinating.

Ultimately, I saw Peacocks present at regular gaps.

Therefore, I moved forward to snap the moments, but, expectingly, the Peacock went further to maintain a distance.

Peacock at Safdarjung Tomb

However, when you approach forward to eye them, they will unquestionably run and fly away.

Vansh Tiwari moving to see Peacock at Safdarjung Tomb

But, if you are not trying to photograph them, you can watch them from a distance.

The Wet Vegetation

After the Drizzle, the vegetation becomes vibrant, and the green color relieves the eye.

Legs Perspective

I am foolproof; you must have noticed that!

Concerning the wet vegetation, I recalled Andaman in Monsoon. Although Rainfall was a barrier to visiting places, we continued exploring. The scenery after the rainfall ends was mind-blowing. As if someone has increased the color saturation.

If you are interested in photography, you can spend plenty of time within the Safdarjung Tomb—In addition, you wouldn’t get bored.

An individual Sitting under the Tree

Furthermore, it would be a massive benefit if you had somebody accompany you.

All the idea that was pre-planned for photography changed. 

The Garden

  • Kshitij Pandey resting on the ground at Safdarjung Tomb
  • Fujifilm XT100

A garden surrounds the Safdarjung Tomb in the middle.

Doubtlessly, the garden is well maintained, and the flowers are lovely.

But, you should avoid sitting beneath the trees, as many insects exist. Indeed, you can look for a safe passage to sit away from the trees on the green ground.

Nonetheless, the benches are always there; you can consider sitting on them.

When you’re done with the Morning visit, consider visiting Humayun Tomb next.

Summing Up

This Tomb is an Ideal place to visit in your Delhi exploration.

Moreover, respect the architecture and appreciate your time!

Happy Exploring.

Have you been to Delhi’s Safdarjung Tomb?—Please share your experience with me.

About Author

Vansh Tiwari is a passionate traveler who explores every corner. Then, he presents his vision in images and writing. Further, he loves long walks along the roadside!

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