One of the first places I had visited in New Delhi was the Lodhi Gardens, a beautiful park in Delhi, India that has a lot of tombs and other architectural works dating back to the 15th century.
One of these is the Sheesh Gumbad (“Glass Dome”), an impressive tomb (said to be of Sultan Bahlol Lodi, reigning from AD 1451-89) so named because of the vivid blue tiles used in its façade. Its high dome is characteristic of Lodi architecture, among other features that make it a very good example of that particular period.
Lodhi Gardens is a protected site by the Archeological Survey of India. It is open everyday, no admission fee. Its nearest Metro station is the JLN Stadium.
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@ Dana: And there are many more structures like this inside the park!
I’d love to make it here whenever I go to India. The architecture is stunning!
@ Arlyne: Have fun! India is huge, so plan accordingly 😀
@ Photo Cache: There’s so much to see in India that I guess you really just have to choose which to see.
Beautiful facade. So sad we missed this on our Delhi trip. Packaged tour can be good, but sometimes you are very limited to the sights you can see, that’s why we missed this.
Your posts on India are totally inspiring! I never planned to visit solo this country before but knowing now that female solo travelers have done it, I am now in the process of planning my trip to India. Thanks!
@ Cat: I agree. It was such a nice place. So many squirrels! Lots of pretty flowers, too.
The Lodhi gardens were a super lovely surprise – definite place to hit in Delhi, especially to escape all of the chaos!