- In the hustle and bustle of a fast developing city like Delhi, there is an oasis called Lodhi Gardens. A place where people come for various reasons, from being a hotspot for photography enthusiasts to being a regular host to tourists, joggers, yoga practitioners and couples looking for solitude. However it wasn't like this always, not so long ago it was a village surrounding tombs of Lodhi and Sayyid dynasties. In 1936, inhabitants of the villages were relocated elsewhere and the whole area was converted in to a park. Originally called Lady Willingdon Park, however after India gained independence, Lady Willingdon Park was rechristened as Lodhi Gardens. Upon arrival, the tomb of Mohammed Shah is visible even before one enters the park. This is the oldest structure in the gardens. The architecture is characterized by the octagonal chamber, with stone chhajjas on the roof and guldastas on the corners. In the middle of the garden is Bara Gumbad (Big Dome), this structure consists of a large rubble-construct dome, a three domed masjid (mosque) and a residence surrounding a central courtyard, where the remains of a water tank can be seen. A place for the lovers of History, nature and Birds. The gardens also house the National Bonsai Garden besides having over forty variety of birds frequenting the area.
- The description was provided by Suez Akram
- Khan Market, New Delhi, Delhi (state), India
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