Saturday, March 26, 2011

Solitary visit to Lodi Garden

Front view of Shah's tomb

The tomb of Mohammed Shah, the last of the Sayyid dynasty rulers, the earliest of the tombs in the garden, was built in 1444 by Ala-ud-din Alam Shah as a tribute to Mohammed Shah.


An inner view of Shah's tomb

As there is little architecture from these two periods remaining in India, Lodi Gardens is an important place of preservation. The architecture is characterised by the octagonal chamber, with stone chhajjas on the roof andguldastas on the corners.



Landscape inside the garden


Spread over 90 acres (360,000 m2) the site is now protected by the Archeological Survey of India

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For more information, please visit the link - Lodi Gardens

8 comments:

Blood Is Red said...

Awesome India!!!

Would like to visit India someday

Vishal Raj said...

Oh no! you should say - India, Incredible India. :-)

Blood Is Red said...

Hahaha..Oh yes,Incredible India!

Manorath said...

Awesome pics there :)

Vishal Raj said...

@Manorath: Thanks.

inquisitive-life said...

I have undergone a course for the study of such beautiful mountains. Indeed.... It's so enduring to figure out the secrets and the views are so blissful...

great post..

Drama Personified (R) said...

That was simply gorgeous. I'm in love with all things ancient India. Thanks so much for sharing :)

Vishal Raj said...

@Drama Personified: Thank you. Do keep visiting for more such posts.

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