Lodhi Tomb
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Brief

Lodhi tomb in New Delhi is believed to be the famous garden which covers over 90 acres of land. It houses the famous tomb of Sikander lodhi. It also houses Bara gambad, Seesh Gambad portraying the architectural works of the Lodhi, Sayyids and Afghan Dynasty. ASI or Archeological Survey of India protects the Site as a heritage. This becomes the hot spot for the Delhi inhabitant’s morning walk. The place is just between the Khan Market and the Safdargunj Tomb on the Lodhi road. The earliest structure visible from the road is that of the Mohammad Shah’s tomb. The other tomb are the ones built later like the tomb of Sikander Lodi that was built by his son Ibrahim Lodi. In the centre of the garden is the Bara Gambad that serves as the gateway of the three mosque hat is situated behind. The tomb of Sikander Lodi do not have any chhatris over it. The ersalist tomb is octagonal structure. The three dome structure was built during the reign of the Lodis. The Sheesh gambad that is situated just to the opposite of the Bara gambad is named so for the glazed tile it has. This is of an unknown family. This structure too was built during the time of the Lodhi’s. After this was declared a heritage site in 2005 this place is renowned for the walks arranged by the people for students. There are interesting remains of water courses constructed to carry water to the tomb of Lodhi. The “Ath pula” is near the tomb of Sikander and is considered as an eight pillar structure that was constructed during the time of Emperor Akbar the Great. Lodi Gardens is all about fountains, ponds, flowering trees, blossoming shrubs, artificial streams and a jogging track. It is a popular spot visited by people of all ages.

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Travel Tips

If you are planning to visit this monument during summer then you must do it in the afternoons or the evening to avoid the scorching heat of the sun during the day. Carrying a small meal will help you have it in any of the adjacent lawns made for people to sit in. During winters any time of the day is appropriate for visiting the monument. Water should be kept along.

The walk around the monument and its complex demands water! October to March is the best time to visit the heritage. The minaret is open for all the day from sunrise to sunset. The minaret is open for all the seven days a week. There are lot of things to visit. All the structures are important and are at walking distances. To avoid the scorching heat of the summer umbrella and other sun protecting factors like sunscreen are required.



When to visit

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Things to do

There are many things to visit in the garden. The garden is an existing reminiscent of the following structures and is standing as the icon of prosperity during the Lodhi period. The place is just between the Khan Market and the Safdargunj Tomb on the Lodhi road. The earliest structure visible from the road is that of the Mohammad Shah’s tomb. The other tomb are the ones built later like the tomb of Sikander Lodi that was built by his son Ibrahim Lodi. In the centre of the garden is the Bara Gambad that serves as the gateway of the three mosque hat is situated behind. The tomb of Sikander Lodi do not have any chhatris over it. The ersalist tomb is octagonal structure. The three dome structure was built during the reign of the Lodis. The Sheesh gambad that is situated just to the opposite of the Bara gambad is named so for the glazed tile it has. This is of an unknown family. This structure too was built during the time of the Lodhi’s. After this was declared a heritage site in 2005 this place is renowned for the walks arranged by the people for students. There are interesting remains of water courses constructed to carry water to the tomb of Lodhi. The “Ath pula” is near the tomb of Sikander and is considered as an eight pillar structure that was constructed during the time of Emperor Akbar the Great. Lodi Gardens is all about fountains, ponds, flowering trees, blossoming shrubs, artificial streams and a jogging track. It is a popular spot visited by people of all ages. All the above mentioned places are a prove of the great architectural styles of the Mughal period.

 
Getting Around

 Getting around in Delhi is pretty convenient because the local transport system is extremely efficient and well knit. You can visit all places in the local Auto Rickshaw and the public bus.

 
Places to Stay

If you’re in the mood to splurge, then the Radisson Blu Hotel is one of the perfect options to go for. The decor is a mix of the medieval with the modern, and the rooms are comfortable and spacious. This 5-star hotel provides all the amenities you might need, and the restaurants within this hotel provide some of the most delicious cuisines. 

If you’re looking for comfortable places to put up at, which will not burn a hole in your pocket, then Avalon Courtyard and Peppermint West might be two good choices. Both these hotels provide all the basic amenities, internet services, and much more. The rooms are clean, comfortable, and the hotels have a very nice ambience to go with their fantastic provisions.

If you're for a good budget hotel, with clean rooms, and a number of options available, in terms of the kind of room required. Another low range hotel is Hotel Star Paradise. They provide room service, they have a rooftop restaurant, and free Wi-Fi services too.

 
How to Reach

  • Reaching the tomb is easy. International and national Flights take you to Delhi internal airport that is Indira Gandhi National Airport. Taxis and cabs can be booked from the airport. The taxis are AC or Non AC coaches that are available carries you to the tomb and the adjacent places.
  • There are many railway station adjacent to the heritage. Trains services to and fro is available all around the city. Metro offer the best services. Auto can be hired in from the metro station.
  • Bus services from all major locations of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are available to take you to Delhi. Delhi Transport Corporation provides with cab and bus service. Air conditioned travel transfers is preferable during the summer.

 
Surrounding Attractions

The other places located in the vicinity of the Parliament house are the Rashtrapati Bhawan, India Gate, Jantar mantar and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Hanuman Mandir can be visited while on a trip to Parliament house. The other monuments in the vicinity are the Red Fort and Qutub Minar Along with Lotus Temple. Tomb of Balban, Jamali Kamali mosque, Jahaj Mahal, Zafar Mahal and Hauj-I-shamsi are the places of tourist attractions around Qutub Minar. Qutub Minar is located at a distance of 16 km from Connaught place. This magnificent building is surrounded by many other buildings for example the Lahore Fort.Locally referred to as Shahi Qila is a citadel to the city of Lahore, Punjab and Pakistan. This is located on the corner of Walled City of Lahore. Iqbal Park is the largest urban park here. The base structure was built by Mughal emperor Akbar later upgraded by other Mughal, Sikh and the British. Badshahi mosque which can be reached through Alamgiri Gate was built by Aurangzeb. The other entrance is Masti Gate that opens to Masjidi Gate. Sheesh Mahal, Naulakha pavilion and Moti Masjid. This along with Shalimar Gardens was declared as the world’s Heritage Site by UNESCO. Salimgarh fort is adjacent to Lal Quila. This is a heritage worth visiting once in a lifetime to please the sense of vision with the mesmerising beauty.

 
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