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Lodi Tomb

Sikandar Lodi became Sultan upon the death of his father, Bahlul Khan Lodi, on July 17, 1489. His tomb known as Lodi Tomb is located inside the premises of picturesque Lodi Garden in Lodi Road in the southern portion of New Delhi, adjacent the Indian International Center.

Lodi tomb is situated in close proximity to the Safdarjung tomb. The maqbara or tomb of Sikandar Lodi, the second Lodi ruler of the Afghan Lodi Dynasty, was built in 1517-18 and was designed in the Sayyid-Lodi style of octagonal tombs similar to the Muhammad Shah Sayyid's maqbara located in the South-West corner of the Lodi Garden.

Besides the Sikandar Lodi's Tomb, other attractions in the Lodi Garden include Muhammad Shah's Tomb, Bara Gumbad, Sheesh Gumbad and the beautifully landscaped lawns etc. Lodi Garden opens on all days and all throughout the year, but the best time to visit the garden is during February and March.

Earlier known as Lady Willington Park, Lodi gardens was renamed after India got its independence in 1947. This tranquil and peaceful park has numerous beautiful trees, a special rose garden and a green house. The various chirping birds also add to the attraction of the park. It is, in fact, a bird watcher's paradise. Here you can see some exotic birds like babblers, parakeets, mynahs, hornbills, kingfishers, and so on. The garden also serves as a picnic spot and as a venue of yoga classes that are held every morning.

The tomb of Muhammad Shah, third ruler of the Sayyid dynasty, is also situated in the southwestern part of the Lodi Garden. Muhammad Shah (1434-44) was the third ruler of Sayyid dynasty. The tomb of Muhammad Shah was constructed in the typical octagonal style with a central octagonal chamber, verandahs, arched openings and sloping buttress.

The Lodi tomb was built by Ibrahim Lodi, son of Sikandar Lodi who was the last ruler of the Delhi Sultanate, in 1517 upon the death of Sikandar Lodi on November 21, 1517.