You will be picked up early in the morning from your hotel in New Delhi and our guide will escort you in an air conditioned vehicle to Lodhi Gardens. The gardens are serene and peaceful. You may witness people practicing yoga, participating in taekwondo, judo & karate classes and also people enjoying their morning walks. One of the most important heritage structures of Delhi is the tomb of Sikandar Lodhi, a significant ruler of the Lodhi dynasty. The tomb has an elaborate gateway, battlement walls and recessed arches. The inner chamber of the tomb is surrounded by a lovely verandah of arches with carved sandstone brackets. There are beautiful designed glazed tiles and painted stucco-work inside the tomb.
Not very far from Sikandar Lodhi’s Tomb lies a sixteenth-century bridge called Athpula which was built during Akbar’s reign by Nawab Bahadur. This was a part of the river system that drained the south Delhi area and then fed the River Yamuna. Its present name is ‘Athpula’, derived from the ath (eight) piers that support the arches of the bridge.
You will also visit a structure called Bada Gumbad. Believed to be a gateway not a tomb, the name literally means the building with a big (bada) dome (gumbad). Rising up to approximately 88 feet, this imposing structure is one of the biggest and the finest examples of Lodhi period monuments in Delhi.
At the end of the tour you will be escorted back to your hotel in New Delhi in your air-conditioned vehicle.