New Delhi Heritage walk in Lodhi Gardens

Take a walk down memory lane at the national capitals popular city park
New Delhi Heritage walk in Lodhi Gardens
Delhi is dotted with Mughal-era architecture. Have you ever wondered what the monuments looked like before the Mughals arrived Join a heritage walk on February 11 at the Lodhi Gardens to know about the pre-Mughal era architecture. The Lodhi Gardens in Delhi is not only a landscaped city garden but also encloses within itself some rare gems of Indian architectural heritage. It is one of the fewplaces that still contains monuments from the pre-Mughal era. There is a tomb dedicated to Mohammed Shah, the last of the Sayyid dynasty rulers, and another to Sikander Lodi, father of Ibrahim Lodi (the ruler who was defeated by Babur to establish the Mughal dynasty in India). Other 15th century monuments include the Bada Gumbad and mosque, Shisha Gumbadand others.
The 15th century Bada Gumbad in Lodghi Gardens[/caption]The history of the park is also no less interesting. It is believed that Emperor Akbar used the garden as an observatory and had built a library to house documents. The park was landscaped by Lady Willingdon, wife of Governor-General of India, Marquess of Willingdon. Called the Lady Willingdon Park, it was inaugurated in April 1936. It was renamed Lodhi Gardens after 1947.
Take in the sights and learn the history ofthis fascinating city park through a Heritage Walk organised by YES Banks YES Institute. The Institute, through its YES Culture initiative, works to promote, develop and conserve Indias cultural heritage. The walk will be held on February 11 at 8.30am. The Walk will be conducted by INTACHs Delhi chapter, which has worked with the Archaeological Survey of India for the restoration of the monuments here.Register early by writing to yes.culture@yesinstitute.in
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