The tomb of Sikandar Lodi belongs to the second ruler of the Lodi Dynasty, Sikandar Lodi. He was the sultan of Delhi between 1489-1517 CE and was the son of Bahlul Lodi. After his death, his son Ibrahim Lodi built this tomb for him between 1517-1518 CE. The tomb is located inside Lodi Garden in Delhi.
Sikandar Lodi was the Sultan of Delhi between 1489 and 1517 CE and was the son of Bahlul Lodi. After the demise of his father in 1489, Sikandar Lodhi actively assumed the reign the same year and ruled until his death in 1517 CE. Upon the death of Sikandar Lodi in 1517 CE, his son Ibrahim Lodi built the tomb. The Tomb of Sikandar Lodi was inspired in parts by the tomb of Muhammad Shah which is also situated in the Lodhi Gardens.
The Tomb of Sikandar Lodi was inspired in parts by the tomb of Muhammad Shah. It has octagonal design and the architectural style is Indo-Islamic. The tomb is the first garden tomb in Indian subcontinent and is India's earliest surviving enclosed garden tomb. The tomb is enclosed within a fortified complex (entered from a south facing gateway) with the main entrance having two umbrella shaped domes, which was designed to preserve the symmetry and relative proportions of the body of the building. The tomb is situated in the middle of a large garden and tall boundary walls. Tomb chamber is surrounded by a wide veranda with carved pillars with each side pierced by three arches and the angles occupied by sloping buttresses. The Tomb walls are exemplary ofthe bygone Mughal architectural designs and many foreign languages have been inscribed on the walls. The tomb is embellished with enamelled tiles of various colours. Inside the complex, the western wall has been built to serve as a wall mosque also since the Qibla is indicated through arches and paved area in the front.
The Tomb of Sikandar Lodi is located in and is a part of the Lodhi Gardens in Delhi, India.The garden is bounded by Amrita Shergill Marg in the West, North-West and North, Max MuellerMarg on the East and Lodhi Road on the South Side. Safdar Jang Tomb is situated on South-West corner of the Lodhi Garden.
The timings to enter the Tomb of Sikandar Lodi is from 5 AM to 8 PM. However, there is no entry fee applicable for the tourists coming here.
The best time to visit here is between the months of November and March, since the weather is comparatively pleasant.
To visit Sikandar Lodiâ€™s tomb in Delhi, you can either take the nearest metrowhich is the Jor Bagh station and can get down here, from where there is a direct exit from gate no. 2. You can also hail a cab to reach to your destination.
The Tomb of Sikandar Lodi is located inside Lodi Garden in Delhi.
The best time to visit the Tomb of Sikandar Lodi is between November and March.
The nearest metro station to reach the Tomb of Sikandar Lodi is the Jor Bagh station.