Monday, 7 October 2013

Lodhi Gardens

The Lodhi Gardens is a park (over 90 acres) in Delhi, India.

It is a one of the pleasantest green spaces in the city.

The Gardens have monuments of Lodi and Sayyid dynasties. The area was used as a burial for Delhi's (pre-Mughal) Sayyid and Lodi rulers.

Mohammad Shar's tomb (1450) can be seen as a predecessor for architecture of Humayun's tomb and Sikander Lodi's tomb (1571) is set within a walled enclosure and clearly related to Humayun's tomb garden.

The domed mausoleums appear to have been sited in an open landscape, rather as the Ancient Greeks placed temples.

The Gardens are situated between Khan Market and Safdarjung's Tomb on Lodi Road and is a hotspot for morning walks for the Delhiites.

As there is little architecture from these two periods remaining in India, Lodi Gardens is an important place of preservation.

What a beautyful site!