Explore Delhi – Lodhi Gardens

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

Explore Delhi – Structures in Lodhi Gardens #6 – Tomb of Sikandar Lodi

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

Explore Delhi – Structures in Lodhi Gardens #2 – Sheesh 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

Explore Delhi – Structures in Lodhi Gardens #1 -Athpula bridge, Mosque and enclosed Rose Garden with a gateway

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

Explore Lucknow – Hussainabad Clock Tower (Ghantaa Ghar), an unknown Gem

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

Explore Lucknow – Shahi Baoli or Baori (Royal Stepwell), Bada Imambada, A 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