In the series we talk about some important heritage structures in the Lodhi Gardens. Their historical importance, their impact on the development of the Indo Islamic Architecture and their role in many different eras of Delhi. … More Explore Delhi – Lodhi Gardens
A tomb which is an important piece of architecture and is a bridge between different phases of the development of what today is known as the Indo Islamic architecture style.
A bridge between the Sayyid’s architectural style and the Mughal’s architectural style … More Explore Delhi – Structures in Lodhi Gardens #6 – Tomb of Sikandar Lodi
The oldest tomb in the Lodhi Gardens Delhi, the tomb of the member of the dynasty whose reign was for a very short period of time and it had just 4 rulers. … More Explore Delhi – Structures in Lodhi Gardens #5 – Tomb of Muḥammad Shah Sayyid
A mosque which plays an important role in evolution of mosque architecture in India, a mosque which is an example of the development of Indo-Islamic architecture. … More Explore Delhi – Structures in Lodhi Gardens #4 -Bada Gumbad Masjid
Another structure in Lodhi Garden whose utility is not clear . A Guest house or an assembly hall??? … More Explore Delhi – Structures in Lodhi Gardens #3 – Bada Gumbad Mehmaan Khana
A mystery structure right in the middle of Lodhi Gardens – utility and purpose of which is still a mystery.
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… More Explore Delhi – Structures in Lodhi Gardens #3 – Bada Gumbad
An architectural marvel , showing advanced understanding of dome construction using the principal of an arch and the transformation and transition of a square to a circle through use of squinches and corbels. A structure belonging to the Sikandar Lodi era… … More Explore Delhi – Structures in Lodhi Gardens #2 – Sheesh Gumbad
Many of us would have visited Lodhi Garden or would be visiting Lodhi Garden for our morning walks, or those lazy family picnics or for those brief moments to satiate our carnal desires, but did we ever realise the historical importance of this place. A green belt or lungs of Delhi, Lodhi Garden deserve to be talked about in details. It’s interesting to note how a royal burial ground of the past became the favourite gardens of today. … More Explore Delhi – Structures in Lodhi Gardens #1 -Athpula bridge, Mosque and enclosed Rose Garden with a gateway
Did you know that Lucknow has a clock tower which was built to erase out what ever was Indian and introduce and enforce European concepts, a step to further strengthen the colonial footprints.
Do you know that the architect who popularly has been attributed to designing this clock tower in reality does not exist.
A case of mistaken identity or just pure ignorance …… … More Explore Lucknow – Hussainabad Clock Tower (Ghantaa Ghar), an unknown Gem
Water conservation, rainwater harvesting are the buzzwords today globally. But in India we not only knew about these concepts but also effectively used them as far back as 6th Century CE. One can find ancient stepwells across different cities in India, from Adalaj Ahmedabad in Gujrat to Boondi, Abahneri, Jaipur in Rajasthan, from Dilwalo ki Dilli (Delhi) to Nawabi Lucknow. Ancient Stepwell in Lucknow?? Yes you read it right, there is an ancient stepwell in Lucknow. … More Explore Lucknow – Shahi Baoli or Baori (Royal Stepwell), Bada Imambada, A Unknown Gem