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Home of the mighty Pandavas.

The old fort or Purana Quila in New Delhi, India is thought by some to be the site on which once stood the fabled city of Indraprasta - mentioned in the Indian epic poem, the Mahabharata.

Mausoleum of Sikandar Lodi.

Located within the lush greens of present day Lodi Gardens, the mausoleum of Sikandar Lodi is taken to be the first of the garden mausoleums built in the sub continent.

The poor king’s tomb.

The mausoleum of Muhammad Shah Sayyid in New Delhi is a fine example of Indo-Islamic architecture that found roots during the reign of the Delhi Sultanate that lasted for nearly 320 years.

Pathans, they build like giants and finish like goldsmiths.

To James Fergusson, a 18th century architectural historian, Sher Shah Suri's monuments reinforced an age old saying of India's Afghan rulers.

The one that started a trend.

Behind the huge dome tomb known as the Bara Gumbad in Lodi Gardens, sits the prototype that revolutionized mosque architecture in India. Its builders speculated to be Hindu artisans working for their Afghan overlords.