SAFDARJUNG's TOMB- AN ANCIENT MAUSOLEUM FOR PRE WEDDING SHOOT:

Tomb of Safdarjung was built in 1754 when Mirza Muqim Abul Mansur Khan, who was also known as Safdarjung was made the prime minister(Wazir Ul-Mamlak-I-Hindustan) of the Empire of Mughals. A sandstone and marble mausoleum in Mughal architectural style. It is spacious and has red brown coloured walls and structures.

Being the last monument with tomb and garden of the Mughals, the Safdarjung Tomb is built just like the Humayun Tomb with the tomb enclosed by the garden. It has four main characteristics that includes the mausoleum surrounded by char bagh, a ninefold floor plan, a five-part facade and a large podium with a hidden stairway.

Just like other mausoleums; Humayun’s Tomb or Taj Mahal, the entering gateway gives a perfect view of the Safdarjung mausoleum. The red brown walls and the central white dome is built over a terrace. The architects have great angular and shapes knowledge as the central chamber is square in shape and the eight partitions with a cenotaph in the middle. The partitions are rectangular shaped and the corners are shaped octagonal.

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Positive Points:

1. Hereditary Place

Just like other mausoleums; Humayun’s Tomb or Taj Mahal, the entering gateway gives a perfect view of the Safdarjung mausoleum. The red brown walls and the central white dome is built over a terrace. The architects have great angular and shapes knowledge as the central chamber is square in shape and the eight partitions with a cenotaph in the middle. The partitions are rectangular shaped and the corners are shaped octagonal.

2. Location

It is located in the New Delhi itself and because of this it’s reduces the travelling and the time can be more specifically used for the shoot. The shoot, therefore, can be easily completed in a few hours or maximum a day.

3. Negligible Cost

The cost of the entry ticket is the only cost needed to be covered. Other than that there are no additional charges for the shoot which makes it quite affordable and an economically cheap place to click pictures

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Negative Points:

1. Only still photography

Safdarjung Tomb comes under the surveillance of Archaeological Survey of India according to which the videography is not inside the main gate. Also for the photoshoot, none of the equipments other than the camera can be carried inside the gateway, including reflectors, gimbal, tripods, LED lights, etc. It turns out to be the worst point for the shoot.

2. Unavailability of Changing rooms

The changing rooms are not available at the Safdarjung’s Tomb but washrooms. The couple has to come ready for the shoot with covering all the travelling and distance.

3. No privacy

Delhi has many monuments including the Safdarjung’s Tomb, making it a tourist place. This is a reason of continuous coming and going of the Delhi based visitors or the tourists coming from outside the Delhi. This turns out to be a problem for creating a private and comfortable environment for the couple and sacrificing the privacy.

4. No Drone camera

The many restrictions regarding the camera and the shoot, the Archaeological Survey of India also denies the use of drone cameras at the location. The reasons being the history and the heritage.

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Pricing and the Essentials-

As the price is just the entry ticket, we conclude to put Safdarjung’s Tomb in the category of unpaid shoot locations keeping in mind that it is just for still photography.

It is located at the Airforce Golf Course, Delhi Race Club, New Delhi near Lodhi Garden which is also a great place for shoot. For more location info click on the following link of the Google maps, Tomb of Safdarjung .

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PHOTOS AT SAFDARJUNG's TOMB:

Best Time and Favourable Months

 In summers, visiting this mausoleum during evenings is much easier and preferable, because a gentle breeze during the dusk is so much better than facing the scorching sun. The most popular timing for visiting this tourist location in this season is during evenings, around 4 to 5 pm.

Overall Review by Video Tailor-

 In summers, visiting this mausoleum during evenings is much easier and preferable, because a gentle breeze during the dusk is so much better than facing the scorching sun. The most popular timing for visiting this tourist location in this season is during evenings, around 4 to 5 pm.The cons are more than the pros of the location but taking the history and architectural praises that the Tomb of Safdarjung gathered it is also a good option for the shoot. The monument carries its own relevance and beauty that gives advantage of the great past and the vivid culture that existed and is still existing in the Indian culture.

Video Tailor Tip and Rating-

Video Tailor team would like to suggest you that as it is an open area so please avoid warm summer days because it may leads to ruined makeup and can hinder the process of shoot as well. Also if it is sunny day then you can carry umbrella and glasses that can be used as props as well.

Taking all the various points in mind we are giving Safdarjung’s Tomb a rating of 3.0 out of 5.0 for the pre wedding shoot.