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Lodi Gardens in Delhi  

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The Lodi Gardens has tombs that are related to the Sayyid and Lodi era. It has Muhammad Shah’s (third ruler of Sayyid dynasty from 1434 to 1444) tomb that has a central octagonal chamber, three arched openings on either side of verandahs and sloping buttress.

The tomb of Sikandar Lodi was constructed after Shah’s tomb and is similar to Muhammad Shah’s tomb as well as has an octagonal tomb pattern. Bara Gumbad (the Big Dome) is a square tomb that has a two-storey façade and a grandiose dome.

There are also arches, turrets on corners, stuccowork and paintings that decorate the interior parts. The Bara Gumbad mosque is constructed from ashlar stone and has a rectangular prayer hall that has five arched openings.

There are colored tiles, Quranic inscriptions and tapering minarets constructed in the Tughluq style. Shish Gumbad is similar to Bara Gumbad and has a double-storey appearance.

The Shish Gumbad’s ceiling is incised in plasterwork, Quranic inscriptions, floral patterns and traces of blue tiles dated back in the history decorate it. The ‘Athpula Bridge’ rests of eight piers and these form seven arches.

The National Bonsai Park in Lodi Gardens has an assortment of miniature version of many plants and trees.

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