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Lodhi Gardens, Delhi


Lodhi Gardens is a park in Delhi, India. It contains architectural works of the Lodhis, a Muslim dynasty which ruled much of Northern India during the 16th century. The gardens are situated between Khan Market and Safdarjang's Tomb on Lodhi Road.

Lodhi Gardens was originally a village surrounding monuments surviving from the Sayyid and Lodhi dynasties, but the villagers were relocated in 1936 in order to create the gardens. As there is little architecture from these two periods remaining in India, Lodhi Gardens is an important place of preservation. The tomb of Mohammed Shah is visible from the road, and is the earliest structure in the gardens. The architecture is characterised by the octagonal chamber, with stone chhajjas on the roof and guldastas on the corners.

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