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Lodi Gardens is a park in Delhi, India. Spread over 90 acres it contains, Mohammed Shah’s Tomb, Sikander Lodi’s Tomb, Sheesh Gumbad and Bara Gumbad, architectural works of the 15th century Sayyid and Lodhis, an Afghan dynasty, that ruled parts of northern India and Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of modern day Pakistan, from 1451 to 1526.

The tombs of the Sayyid and Lodi dynasty, dating back to the 15th and 16th century, once stood in a village on the outskirts of Delhi. In 1936, the British resettled the villagers to create a lush-green park around the tombs. The British even named the park as Lady Willington Park. The park was renamed after independence as Lodhi Gardens. In 1968, it was again re-landscaped by JA Stein and Garrett Eckbo.

The main attractions of the park are the historical tombs. The tomb of the last Sayyid ruler, Mohammad Shah, is the oldest tomb. It was built in 1444 by Ala-ud-din Shah as a tribute to Mohammed Shah. Another attraction of the garden is the tomb of Sikander Lodhi built by his son Ibrahim Lodi.

Another 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.  Beside the tombs and bridge, one should also visit the National Bonsai Park that has a sizeable collection of Bonsais.Lodhi Gardens

The park is home to several trees and plants like Chir, Deodar, Chinar, Neem and Eucalyptus, etc. It is also the best place to spot variety of birds like babblers, parakeets, kites and kingfishers.

“This article contains information from Wikipedia and Travel India”

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