Najaf Khan Tomb

Location: Just opposite the Safdarjang Airport on the main Aurobindo Marg near Safdarjang's Tomb

Time to Visit: Open on all days

Preferred Timings: sunrise to sunset

Admission Fee: Free and open to all

Photography charges: nil

How to Reach: Tourists can either take local buses from various points within the city to reach the monument or they can hire auto-rickshaws and taxis or metro rail. The monument is just 20 minutes drive from Connaught Place.

Nearest Railway Station: Nizamuddin Railway Station

Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat

Functional Metro Station: Central Secretariat


Nearest International Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport

Time required for sightseeing: about 1 hour

(All data as of October 2005)

Just opposite the Safdarjang Airport on the main Aurobindo Marg near the Safdarjang's Tomb are the tombs of Najaf Khan and his daughter Fatima. A relative of the Safavi kings of Persia, Najaf Khan came to India with his sister during the reign of Muhammad Shah (1719-48) and was a respected courtier in the court of Shah Alam III (1759-1806). He died in 1782 and was buried here.

Originally faced with red sandstone, the Najaf Khan tomb are located in the center of the garden enclosure with two inscribed marble cenotaphs on the top. The tombs are laid on a raised platform and are still enclosed within the original walls and its eastern gateway. It is said that the real graves are in one of the two closets in the core of the raised platform. At present the mausoleum has a beautiful newly laid garden, which offers a much-needed respite from the noisy atmosphere of the surrounding locality.

Nearby Tourist Attractions: Dilli Haat, Safdarjang's Tomb, Rastrapati Bhawan, India Gate, Jantar Mantar, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and Hanuman Mandir

Nearby Places to Eat: Hotel Le Meridien, Imperial Hotel, Hotel Inter-Continental, Parikrama Revolving restaurant, Gaylord, El Rodeo, Bercos, Zen restaurant, Delhi Darbar, Nizam's Kathi Kebabs and Standard Restaurant. For snacks and fast foods: Bengali Market (sweets and chat), Kake da hotel (Indian food), Wenger, McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Domino's Pizza, Nirula's, Ruby Tuesday, Sona Rupa, Starbeans, Barista, Café Coffee Day and innumerable roadside foodstalls.

Nearby Shopping Venues: Sarojini Nagar Market (all types of goods but especially fashionable clothes at bargain prices), South Extension Market (luxury goods), Connaught Place (jewelry, books, art galleries, leather goods and more), Baba Kharak Singh Marg (the emporia of all states of India dedicated to each state's unique art and craft created by traditional and skilled artisans), Central Cottage Industries (merchandise and curios), Janpath (clothes and low priced gifts, souvenirs and curios), Panchkuian Road (ethnic items), Khan Market (branded stores, books and household items) and Palika Bazaar (electronic items)

Last Updated On: 2011/07/01