The tomb of Sikandar Lodi is built inside the famous Lodi Gardens of Delhi

The tomb of Sikandar Lodi is built inside the famous Lodi Gardens of Delhi

This tomb is surrounded by a stone wall which is 3.5m high and 76 meters square

This tomb is surrounded by a stone wall which is 3.5m high and 76 meters square

A couple sitting on a bench, next to the wall of Sikandar Lodi's tomb

A couple sitting on a bench, next to the wall of Sikandar Lodi's tomb

The tomb has two entrances, the one which is being used at the moment wasn't the main entrance in the past

The tomb has two entrances, the one which is being used at the moment wasn't the main entrance in the past

Sikandar Lodi was the Sultan of Delhi between 1489-1517

Sikandar Lodi was the Sultan of Delhi between 1489-1517

He was son of Behlul Lodi, who started the Lodi dynasty

He was son of Behlul Lodi, who started the Lodi dynasty

Sikandar Lodi's tomb was built by his son Ibrahim Lodi between 1517-1518

Sikandar Lodi's tomb was built by his son Ibrahim Lodi between 1517-1518

It is believed that the design of this tomb was inspired by the nearby tomb of Muhammad Shah

It is believed that the design of this tomb was inspired by the nearby tomb of Muhammad Shah

In the centre of enclosure sits the octagnol tomb which is surrounded by veranda

In the centre of enclosure sits the octagnol tomb which is surrounded by veranda

Sikandar Lodi was born as Nizam Khan but when he became ruler he changed his name to Abu Al-Muzzafar Ghazi Sultan Sikandar Lodi

Sikandar Lodi was born as Nizam Khan but when he became ruler he changed his name to Abu Al-Muzzafar Ghazi Sultan Sikandar Lodi

Sikandar Lodi commissioned the city of Agra and also added two stories to Qutub Minar

Sikandar Lodi commissioned the city of Agra and also added two stories to Qutub Minar

Dome of the Tomb of Sikandar Lodi

Dome of the Tomb of Sikandar Lodi

Interior of the tomb is decorated with blue tiles and it is fairly well preserved

Interior of the tomb is decorated with blue tiles and it is fairly well preserved

Although Siknadar Lodi was Pashtun but the style of architecture is Persian

Although Siknadar Lodi was Pashtun but the style of architecture is Persian

Interior is adorned with tiles, plaster and painted with different colours

Interior is adorned with tiles, plaster and painted with different colours

In the middle of the tomb sits the grave of Sikandar Lodi

In the middle of the tomb sits the grave of Sikandar Lodi

A side view of the grave

A side view of the grave

At present this grave is built with cement but probably in the past it was built with marble

At present this grave is built with cement but probably in the past it was built with marble

Looking out to the door which was original entrance of the tomb in the past

Looking out to the door which was original entrance of the tomb in the past

Stones are used to built this monument

Stones are used to built this monument

In some cases stones were carved to enhance the beauty of this building

In some cases stones were carved to enhance the beauty of this building

A closer look at a carved red sandstone

A closer look at a carved red sandstone

Carved pillars with each side pierced by three arches is the hallmark of this tomb

Carved pillars with each side pierced by three arches is the hallmark of this tomb

Red sandstone is added strategically within the walls of the tomb

Red sandstone is added strategically within the walls of the tomb

An arch at the rear of the tomb is being used as a storage by one of the security staff

An arch at the rear of the tomb is being used as a storage by one of the security staff

A paved area is situated next to the tomb in the middle of the western wall

A paved area is situated next to the tomb in the middle of the western wall

A qibla is built in the wall to use this place as a mosque

A qibla is built in the wall to use this place as a mosque

Outer wall of this tomb resembles to a wall of a castle

Outer wall of this tomb resembles to a wall of a castle

Arches are built within the walls of the tomb

Arches are built within the walls of the tomb

One could climb to the top of the wall but access to it was prohibited

One could climb to the top of the wall but access to it was prohibited

Atunnel leads inside the exterior wall of the tomb

Atunnel leads inside the exterior wall of the tomb

This was the main gate of tomb in the past

This was the main gate of tomb in the past

Beside the wall, a drainage pipe can be seen which allows water to flow out

Beside the wall, a drainage pipe can be seen which allows water to flow out

South facing gate has two umbrellas, also known as chatris

South facing gate has two umbrellas, also known as chatris

These pavilions are built on a square platform

These pavilions are built on a square platform

Ceiling of one of the two pavilions on the platform

Ceiling of one of the two pavilions on the platform

Soth gate of the tomb, seen from outside

Soth gate of the tomb, seen from outside

Remains of a mehrab (arch) like structure on the south side of the tomb

Remains of a mehrab (arch) like structure on the south side of the tomb

Here, main platfrom of the tomb and its chatris can be seen

Here, main platfrom of the tomb and its chatris can be seen

Walls of the tomb seen from the raised platform

Walls of the tomb seen from the raised platform

Round towers are built in each corner of the wall

Round towers are built in each corner of the wall