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Safdarjung’s Tomb Safdarjang ka Maqbara) is a garden tomb in a marble mausoleum in Delhi, India. It was built in 1754 in the style of late Mughal architecture. The top story of the edifice houses the Archaeological Survey of India. The garden, in the style evolved by the Mughal Empire that is now known as the Mughal gardens style influenced by Persian style Charbagh, is entered through an ornate gate.

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Neighbourhood in South Delhi, Delhi, India
Safdar Jung
CountryIndia
StateDelhi
DistrictSouth Delhi
MetroNew Delhi
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Planning agencyMunicipal Corporation of Delhi
Safdarjung's tomb, Delhi, after which the area is named

Safdarjung area consists of mainly two localities in South Delhi, namely Safdarjung Enclave and Safdarjung Development Area (SDA).[1][2] There are several districts (called colonies) in Delhi located south to the tomb of Safdarjung, the second Nawab of Awadh, and an important administrator in the Mughal Imperial courts in Delhi, under Muhammad Shah in the 18th century.

Safdarjung Enclave

Durga Puja celebrations, Matri Mandir, Safdarjung Enclave, Delhi, 2014

Safdarjung Enclave, developed by the Delhi Lease and Finance later DLF Limited after acquiring the farm lands from Humayunpur Village in the early 1960s under then Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru is located just south of the Ring Road and north of the Hauz Khas Deer Park. South of Hauz Khas village is Safdarjung Development Area (SDA), built in the 1960s as an extension towards south. Both colonies are primarily residential, and are bases for the affluent upper class. Safdarjung Enclave has different block such as A-1,2 and B-1,2,3,4,5,6 and 7. Safdarjung Enclave from the east to west starts just after AIIMS Trauma Centre and ends before Bhikaji Kama Place on the inner ring road. From North to south, it starts from Bhikaji Kama Place up to DLTA stadium and District Park. Krishna Nagar, Arjun Nagar and Humayun Pur are its neighbouring localities.

Safdarjung Club is situated just opposite the A-1 Block Market near Kamal Cinema. Safdarjung Enclave has a good number of hotels to stay, namely Hotel Mint Safdarjung, Hotel Africa Avenue, Park, Baljeet Lodge, Shreyans Inn, the JRD luxury boutique hotel etc. Car Manufacturers like Maruti, Mahindra, Hyundai, Ford etc. have their exclusive showrooms in Safdarjung Enclave. The food joints like Red Chilli at Central Market A-2 Block, Rajinder Da Dhaba at A-1 Block Market, Cafe Coffee Day in B-7 Market are the most happening places here. Deer Park and District Park are among places of attraction. Leaders like Mr. Pankaj Agarwal, Mr. Shiv Lal Watwani, Shri Harish Dewan from Reliance and Patron Centre For Reforms (NGO)and many other Social Organisations having close connections with all the political parties and senior IAS,IPS Officers,Retd. Air Marshal M.S.Bawa,are well known personalities in the area. Safdarjung Enclave falls under the Hauz Khas Assembly Constituency and Mrs. Kiran Walia, the former Health Minister in Delhi Government, represented this constituency. Safdarjung Enclave falls under the New Delhi Parliamentary Constituency.

Safdarjung Enclave was one of the first colonies in Delhi to be built after Partition that did not include land grants for refugees from what is now Pakistan.

The airstrip next to Safdarjung's Tomb that occupies the area between it and Safdarjung Enclave, formerly Delhi's main airport, is now known as Safdarjung Airport and is the home of the Delhi Flying Club. Many official flights for the Central and State government also leave and arrive here rather than at Delhi's main airports Palam & Indira Gandhi International.

Major Schools in Safdarjung Enclave

  • St. Mary's School
  • Green Fields School[3]
  • Hill Grove Public School (Now known as Ambience Public School)
  • Delhi Police Public School
  • Sarvodaya Govt. Senior Secondary School

--Hospitals in Safdarjung Enclave--

  • Sukhmani Hospital
  • Centre For Sight

Major Schools in SDA

References

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  3. ^ "Green Fields School -". Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  4. ^ "St. Paul's School, Safdarjung Development Area". The Hindu. 20 July 2007.
source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safdarjung_(Delhi)