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Mughal Architect

The main attractions of the park are its historical tombs and bridge- 
  • Muhammad Shah's Tomb- The tomb of the last Sayyid ruler, Muhammad Shah, is the oldest tomb. It was built in 1444 by Ala-ud-din Shah as a tribute to Muhammed Shah. It is located in the southwestern part of the garden. There are eight graves inside the tomb, out of which the central one is said to be the grave of Muhammad Shah, the third ruler of the Sayyid dynasty. The beauty of this tomb lies in its symmetry, the crowning lotus and decoration on the domes. As there is little architecture from this period remaining in India, Lodhi Garden is an important place of preservation. The tomb of Muhammad Shah is visible from the road and its architecture is characterised by the octagonal chamber, with stone chhajjas on the roof and guldastas on the corners.
  • Bara Gumbad and Masjid- Bara Gumbad and an adjacent mosque were constructed in 1494 during the reign of Sikander Lodhi. The former comprises of a large rubber construct dome but a gateway to an attached three domed masjid ( mosque ) and a residence surrounding a central courtyard which contains the remains of a water tank. This square tomb surmounted by a large dome, is located 300 meters northeast of Muhammad Shah's tomb. The tomb has facades and turrets. According to the records, the interior of the tomb had stunning stuccowork and paintings.
  • Sheesh Gumbad- Sheesh Gumbad, which stands opposite to Bara Gumbad was built around the same timeIt is located a few meters north of Bara Gumbad and Mosque. It is also known as 'glazed dome' because of its beautiful blue tiled decoration which now remains only in traces above the main facade.
  • Sikandar Lodhi Tomb- Sikandar's own tomb was constructed by his son Ibrahim Lodhi in 1517. Further into the gardens, are remains of a watercourse connected to the Yamuna River to Sikandar Lodhi's tomb. This tomb still has the battlements enclosing it.
  • Athpula BridgeAnother historical structure in the garden is the Athpula Bridge, which was built by Nawab Bahadur in the 16th century during the rule of Emperor Akbar. It is nearby to Sikandar's tomb and is called Athpula as "Eight Piered"  Bridge, the last of the buildings in Delhi, it contains seven arches, amongst which the central one being the largest.