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Lodi Gardens

Asia’s best urban utopia.

In the 1930s the haunting melancholy of the Lodi era tombs, inspired the wife of the British governor general, to plant the seeds of what is today Delhi's oldest garden.

The man who eclipsed emperors even in death.

Constructed by his son and heir, the mausoleum of Safdurjung, a Persian Noble who lived and died during the waning days of a Mughal Empire is the last great monumental construction in tomb architecture of the period.

Back from the brink of extinction.

Hunted for meat and plumes, Egrets were once a doomed species.

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.

Quack goes the garden.

Quacking noisily over a handful of seeds a badelynge aids in bringing about a change in mood in the sprawling 90 acres Lodi gardens.

Lodi Gardens.

Lodi Gardens in Lodi Colony, New Delhi, India is a 90 acres natural paradise popular with the residents of Delhi for its lush greenery as well as historical attractions.

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.