Lodi Gardens – A Tranquil Escape in Delhi

Spanning an area of over ninety acres, the Lodi Gardens is a lush park located in Delhi, India. The park is a beautiful and tranquil place and attracts a crowd of early morning walkers. The park contains Sikander Lodi’s Tomb, Mohammed Shah’s Tomb, Bara Gumbad (Big Doom) and Seesh Gumbad (Glass Dome), and 15th century architectural works from the Sayyid Dynasty and the Lodi Dynasty (a Pashtun Dynasty that ruled much of North India at one point in history).

Muhammad Shah was the last ruler of the Sayyid Dynasty and his tomb is one of the few pieces of architecture that has been preserved from this era. Built in 1444 by Ala-ud-din Alam Shah, the tomb is one of the oldest structures in the area and can be viewed from the garden. The tomb of Sikander Lodi, which was built by Ibrahim Lodi in 1517, is also located here and bears similarities in architecture. The Bara Gumbad is located in the middle of the garden and is made up of rubble. The giant dome is actually a gateway into a mosque (or masjid). Both the mosque and the dome were built in 1494.

The Sheesh Gumbad is located right opposite the Bara Gumbad, and was so named due to the glazed tiles that were used to make it. The dome houses the remains of an unknown family. The garden is situated between Safdarjung’s Tomb and Khan Market along Lodi Road, and is a popular local landmark. Tourists checking out the sites in Delhi should definitely try and stop by the Lodi Gardens.

Delhi is the largest city in northern India and houses some of the most important monuments and structures in the country. The Red Fort is undoubtedly the most popular Delhi landmark. It was built in 1648 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. There is also Humayun’s Tomb, situated close to the Hazrat Nizamuddin station, and the Qutub Complex.
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