About Lodhi Garden

Basic information for Lodhi Garden

Lodhi Garden is a park located in New Delhi, India. The area of this garden is 90 acres, with the ancient monuments like Mohammad Shah's mausoleum, Sikandar Lodi's mausoleum, Shish dome and twelve dome. The work of 15th century architecture has been done by the Lodhiists in Lodhi Garden, Lodhi who ruled in northern India and parts of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of New Age of Pakistan from 1451 to 1526. Now this place is protected by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). This garden is located between Delhi's Khan Market and Safdarjung Tomb and is also a hotspot of the morning walk of Delhiites.

The name of the Lodhi Garden was first used by Lady Willington Park but now it has been named Lodhi Garden. This is a beautiful garden built in the southernmost part of the city of Delhi. This park is just 1 km from the Safdarjung Tomb. Located at the distance of the beautiful fountains, ponds, flowers and jogging tracks present here are the hotspots for people of all ages. Originally Lodhi Garden was a village about which remained a monument of the Syed and Lodhi dynasties of the 15th and 16th centuries. In 1936 the British resided this village again. There is also a National Bonjewi Park where there is a good collection of Baujai.

This garden has different species of trees, Rose Garden and Green House where plants are kept. For a whole year, there are different kinds of birds in this garden. In the middle of the garden there is a Tomb, which has a big hideout, behind this mausoleum is a mosque which was constructed in 1494. A large number of people come here in the winter season. For the monuments present in the Gardens, the Steel Authority of India has provided funds for protection. Under which, the Archaeological Survey of India has entrusted the responsibility of improving the National Monuments in Lodhi Gardens.

History of Lodhi Garden

Mohammed Shah's Tomb was the end of the rulers of Syed Dynasty; It was a tribute to Mohammed Shah by Makbara Ala-ud-Din Alam Shah built in this garden which he had built in 1444. Only two parts of the architecture of these two Ages have survived, Lodhi Gardens was a safe and important place for their protection. Mohammed Shah, who is present in the garden, is also visible from the Makbara road and this is the earliest structure in this garden. The octagonal chamber architecture includes roof-crossed stone balconies and bouquets made of shores.

There is also another Tomb of Sikandar Lodhi in the Garden, which is somewhat similar to the tomb of Mohammed Shah, but there is no Chhapriya in it. Sikandar Lodhi's mausoleum was built by Ibrahim Lodhi in 1517, Ibrahim Lodi was the last sultan of the Lodhi clan of Delhi. In the first battle of Panipat in 1526, Ibrahim defeated Lodi Babar, after which the Mughal State was established. By mistake, Sheesh Gubband is considered to be his mausoleum, but in fact his mausoleum is located near the dargah of Sufi saint Bulu Ali Shah Kalander, Tehsil office of Panipat. It is a simple rectangular structure built on a high platform that some pedestrians are mounted on. The tomb was manufactured by the British and its inscription mentioned above that Ibrahim Lodhi was defeated by Mughal emperor Babur and it was manufactured in 1866. During Akbar's reign this huge garden was used to keep records in an observatory and library.

After the Syed and Lodi dynasties of the 15th century, there was an increase of monuments around these two villages, but in 1936, the villagers were transferred from here due to the order of making this garden. During British rule, it was reserved for Lady Willingdon, Lady Willingdon was the wife of the governor general of India and later it was named Lady Willingdon Park, which was inaugurated on 9 April 1936, and after independence in 1947, it was named Lodhi Gardens.

How to Reach Lodhi Garden

The closest metro stations to Lodhi Gardens, Delhi is Jor Bagh Metro Station and if you are intending to go to Lodhi Garden by Delhi Metro, you ought to land at Jor Bagh Metro Station and go out from station by Gate no. 1 and 2. From the metro station, the Garden is arranged at a separation of 1 Km and it will take around 5-10 Minutes by walking.

Time to visit Lodhi Garden

Lodhi Garden can be entered any day of the week. You can go from 6 am to 7 pm in Lodhi Garden. There is no charge for entering the garden. You can also do photography at Lodhi Garden premises.

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Things to See in Lodhi Garden

The tomb of Mohammad Shah: Mohammad Shah was the third ruler of the Syed dynasty. Who ruled from 1434-44. During these regime, the Afghan sovereign Bahalol Lodhi had liberated his influence outside Punjab and independently. Meanwhile, Mohammed Shah's son, Allauddin Alam Shah, left the burden of the rule of Delhi on one hand and left the burden of the city's superintendent of police on second year and went to Badayun. After that, Bahalol Lodhi captured the throne in 1451.

The Tomb of Sikandar Lodhi: During the rule of Bahlul Khan Lodhi, many rebels started becoming powerful in his kingdom. Due to that, most of his successor Sikandar Lodhi (1487-1517) spent time in suppressing the provincial ruler and other warlords of Jaunpur. Sikandar Lodhi's mausoleum was built by Ibrahim Lodi in 1517

Big Dome: This mausoleum is situated at a distance of just 300 meters from the tomb of Mohammad Shah. The tomb that was buried in this tomb has not been identified. But it is so obvious that he was a high official during the rule of Sikandar Lodhi.

Sheesh Dumb: If you look towards architecture, then there is a two-storey building shape in it. There are many graves in it, about which no information is available in history. But it is said that it was built during Sikandar Lodhi's reign.

Athapula: There is a bridge with seven arches on the east side of the tomb of Sikandar Lodhi, built on the plinth. The arches between them are the highest. This bridge has eight pillars, which were constructed during the Mughal regime. This bridge was constructed by Nawab Bahadur during Mughal Emperor Akbar's reign (1556-1605).

Architecture of Lodhi Garden

There is a big hunk in the middle of the garden, which is constructed by a large piece of stone. It is not a Tomb, but there is an entrance to the mosque of the three-domed structure which was constructed during 1494 AD during the reign of Sikandar Lodi. There is a central courtyard around it, where some relics of water tank can be seen. In front of the big bulb is a shell encircling, which has been used to build the tiles that were constructed during the reign of Sikandar Lodi by an unknown family. This garden has some relics of the river, which connects the tomb of Sikandar Lodhi to the river Yamuna. The tomb of this tomb still exists. Alexander's tomb has an eighteen bridge, which is the last house in Delhi. This bridge was constructed during Mughal emperor Akbar's reign, it has seven arches, which is the center of attraction among the tourists.

The mausoleum of Mohammed Shah was the end of the rule of the Syed dynasty, it is one of the fastest growing tombs in this garden, which was made in 1444 by Ala-ud-Din Alam Shah in the form of tribute to Mohammed Shah. This tomb is made in octagonal shape, with many decorative chhattrias, many arches, vermicomposts and skewers of Hindu style around its central necklace. The turret is present in every corner of the tomb. The main tomb here is supported by a 16-sided drum. It is a flattened shape, which is surrounded by chhattriya, which is smaller than its base. This is a good example of the mixture of Islamic architecture on the Hindu side. There are eight chhattrias in Hindu architecture, each has been shadowed with lotus urn and decorative strap is around its base; Each corner includes bouquets and balconies.

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