Lodhi Garden Photoblog- Who is this mysterious woman dancing here?

I hope my Lodhi Garden Photoblog inspires travelers to visit this garden and spend a few quiet hours here.

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I forgot to ask this girl her name. Shame on me!

Lodhi Garden Photoblog

The best time to visit the Lodhi gardens is late February and early March. The flowers are in full bloom, there is still a nip in the air and generally, you will find quite a few happy faces here.

If you are lucky, you may even spot some music and dance performances.

These gardens are so named because a couple of Lodhi dynasty rulers are buried here.

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One of the Lodhi tombs

This building has several beautiful arches. If you have an HDR enabled camera, then you can take superb photographs.

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Look at these beautiful arches. There is symmetry here.

There is a similar looking mosque in the Mehrauli Archaeological Park but this one takes the honors.

My guess is that this so-called Mosque was a Hindu palace/ temple earlier. Look at the pillars; these have Hindu motifs.

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Here is another view of the central chamber of the same mosque.

If you know Arabic or Persian, then I would request you to translate this script for me, please.

Also, notice the small sunflower pattern on one of the sides of this arch. Interesting, isn’t it?

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I am not sure whether you can notice the blue tiles on this building. These are 500 years old and have survived all these years.

The tall towers on the terrace are called ‘flower pots’ or ‘guldastas’ and are found in many Mughal/ Muslim buildings of Delhi.

The Lodhi dynasty ruled North India from the 1480s till 1527 when it was defeated by the Mughals in the First Battle of Panipat.

Lodhi Garden Photoblog- Bursting with colors

Lets us shift our gaze from grey and somber buildings to flowers.

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Hello world
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My camera can not do justice to this bougainvillea
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Phool Khiley Hain Gulshan Gulshan
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The old paves for the new!
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Red is the season of love
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Not sure if I have captured the myriad shades here
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The yellowed leaves of the Neem tree in Sikandar Lodi’s tomb have made these steps look beautiful

When I climbed up these steps, I found man, a woman and a drone!

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Man, woman, and a drone!

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Sitting Ducks!

It is impossible to miss the kings of Lodhi Gardens- the ducks!

Here you go.

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You can walk right up to them and they will not walk away.
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Sitting ducks!
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I found this perspective interesting. Red and White

And finally, the dance of an Apsara!

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Was she an Apsara?
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This pretty woman was sashaying to some wonderful music.

I have taken a video of this wonderful performance. Have a look.


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