Enhancing the historical setting of the Mughal-era structure by implementing an appropriate landscape design, and create a vantage point that allows visitors to appreciate the majestic monument and Central Axis Gardens.

When the project commenced in 2007-08, dense planting around the Sunderwala Burj blocked visual access to the monument. Before undertaking any landscape interventions, archival research was carried out which revealed the tomb setting and Ground Penetrating Radar Survey (GPRS) was carried out in the immediate setting to check for any archaeological remains.

Ficus shrubs encircling the monument and blocking all views were carefully and scientifically transplanted to the northern wall of Sundar Nursery where they are doing well. In 2010, laser scanning studies examining the proportions of Sunder Burj and its plinth were carried out before determining its exact original extent. This was required since the height and extent of the plinth was made in the late 1990’s by the Archaeological Survey of India to incorrect and inappropriate proportions and with modern materials. It was also discovered that the foundations of the tomb were very shallow thus making the plinth significant for structural stability. Following architectural modeling on the basis of documentation and archival photographs appropriate size and height of the plinth were worked out, and the new plinth edge built in stone masonry in lime mortar.

Landscaping works in the immediate setting of the Sundarwala Burj were completed in 2011 and is since being maintained by AKTC. The Sunder Burj Garden not only serves as an appropriate setting for the monument but also draws visitors into the more intricately landscaped Central Vista and flower show area to its east, thus, accentuating its geometric relationship to vital sight lines and surroundings.