<!-- Unsourced image removed: -->Lodi Gardens
: लोधी बाग़, Urdu
: لودھی باغ) is a park in Delhi
. Spread over , The Hindu
, October 16, 2002. it contains, Mohammed Shah's Tomb, Sikander Lodi
's Tomb, Sheesh Gumbad and Bara Gumbad, architectural
works of the 15th century Sayyid
, a Pashtun dynasty
which ruled much of Northern India
during the 16th century, and the site is now protected by the Archeological Survey of India
The gardens are situated between Khan Market
and Safdarjung's Tomb
on Lodi Road
. It is beautiful and serene, and is a hotspot for morning walks for the Delhiites.
The tomb of Mohammed Shah, the last of the Sayyid dynasty
rulers, the earliest of the tombs in the garden, was built in 1444 by Ala-ud-din Alam Shah as a tribute to Mohammed Shah.
As there is little architecture from these two periods remaining in India, Lodi Gardens is an important place of preservation. The tomb of Mohammed Shah is visible from the road, and is the earliest structure in the gardens. The architecture is characterised by the octagonal chamber, with stone chhajjas
on the roof and guldastas
on the corners.
Another tomb within the gardens is that of Sikander Lodi
, which is similar to Mohammed Shah's tomb, though without the chhatris
, it was built by his son Ibrahim Lodi
in 1517, the last of Sultan of Delhi from Lodi dynasty, as he was defeated by Babur
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