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The Lodhi Gardens Delhi

The Lodhi Gardens Delhi



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The Lodi Gardens is a park in Delhi, India. it contains, Mohammed Shah's Tomb,Sikander Lodi's Tomb, Sheesh Gumbad and Bara Gumbad, architectural works of the 15th century Sayyid and Lodis, a Pashtun dynasty which ruled much of Northern India since the 16th century, and the site is now guarded by the Archeological Survey of India (ASI). The Lodi Gardens are located between Khan Market and Safdarjung's Tomb at Lodi Road. It is beautiful and comfortable, and The Lodi Gardens is a hotspot for morning walks for the Delhiites.The tomb of Mohammed Shah is the last of the Sayyid dynasty rulers, Ala-ud-din Alam Shah built the earliest of the tombs in the garden in 1444 as a tribute to Mohammed Shah. As there is little architecture from these two periods remainedin India.

The Lodi Gardens is an extraordinary place of preservation. The tomb of Mohammed Shah is also seen from the road, and is the primitive structure in the gardens. The architecture is differentiated by the octagonal chamber, with stone chhajjas on the terrace and guldastas on the corners.In the centre of The Lodi Gardens there is the Bara Gumbad ("Big Dome"), The Lodi Gardens contains of a large rubble-construct dome, it is not a tomb but a gateway to an affiliated three domed masjid (mosque), both built in 1494 during the rule of Sikander Lodi, there is also a residence encompassing a central courtyard in The Lodi Gardens, where the remains of a water tank can be seen. Opposite the Bara Gumbad there is the Sheesh Gumbad ("Glass dome") for the glazed tiles used in its construction, which contains the remains of an unknown family; this was also built during the reign of Sikander Lodi.