Delhi has been ruled over by several dynasties. Some short-lived and some survived long enough to create history. Most of these dynasties came from outside, ruled here, lived here, and left their relics, be it small or large. While Mughals were prominent for a long time in Delhi’s history, there were several other dynasties which came, fought, and captured the city. They built their monuments, tombs and left them for us. While I talk a walk across the city on any weekend or any free day, I often get surprised to see its cultural heritage. When I first visited Lodhi Gardens, I quickly understood it had something to do with the Lodhis as the garden had tombs and other monuments. However, this area also has a monument that doesn’t belong to Lodhis (including some others). Muhammad Shah’s tomb lies in a corner of the garden.
Read Here – Tomb of Safdarjang
When I started reading more about history, I got to know about Sayyids, which I studied back in history textbooks of high school. Lodhis were powerful and survived longer than Sayyids. Sayyids who didn’t survive for long had limited sources and were unable to build opulent monuments like other dynasties who left behind majestic monuments which make us astonish today.