The Lodhi Legacy – Lodhi Gardens Rediscovered
The Lodhi Legacy – Lodhi Gardens Rediscovered
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Heritage
Delhi
with Gaurav Sharma

Synopsis

While walking through the lush green Lodhi Gardens, discover the city of “Gumbad’s” (Domes) which could not be. Come and explore how the Lodhi’s bought the starving city and gifted Delhi with Sufi Solace. Find answers to why the Lodhi’s always exalted the meritorious people even if they were found among the prisoners and how they cracked down upon blind faith and official corruption. Explore the Supreme Court of the Lodhi’s where even cheaters were assured of fair justice. Learn how musicians had to pass competitions with a format to the modern day “Indian Idol” to sing in the Royal Courts of the Lodhi’s. Explore the contribution of the Lodhi’s in the spread of education amongst the common people and finally find out why despite there being a Lodhi garden, a Lodhi Estate and a Lodhi Road, there is no one in Delhi bearing the Lodhi name.

Monuments covered Tomb of Mohammad Shah, Bara Gumbad and Mosque, Sheesh Gumbad, Tomb of Sikandar Lodhi, Athapula, Mughal Char Bhag

Target Audience History, Architecture and Story enthusiasts!
Meeting/Start Point Lodhi Garden Gate opposite Mausum Bhawan

Note
  • Please report 15 minutes prior to start time of session. Due to any reason, if you are running late or need help finding the meeting point, please contact GointheCity on this number. Aditi - 9818688010; 9582891707 - Ajay
  • The participating group is not liable to wait for any late coming participants


Gaurav Sharma's Profile
Gaurav was born in 1987 and has been a lifelong Dilliwala. He grew up amidst the multilayered culture of Delhi. He has a degree in History (honours) from Dayal Singh College, University of Delhi and subsequently he enhanced his passion for history by completing the 'INDIA: ART & CULTURE' certificate from the National Museum Institute. His experience of working in art galleries gave him a fair idea of what art connoisseurs look for. He was a history consultant with the TIMES Newspaper in Education and had a short stint at Khalsa college, St. Stephens Colleges and the Department of History at Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Delhi. His long experience of researching on historical personalities has lent him enough credentials to narrate historical events in a well researched/factual and storytelling manner.

2 Hours
Daily

Contact to Book


  
+91 95828 91707
+91 98186 88010

Reviews (3)

Beautifully explained, researched and well articulated. Gaurav has a lot of knowledge and loves to share his experiences! Brilliant walk.
- Shivani
Several visits to Delhi over the years had failed to impress upon me the importance of the structures in Lodi garden. This walk, guided by Gaurav, was a refreshing outlook on a significant period in the history of the city. The stories wove a vivid imagery of the life and times during the period of the Sayyids and Lodis. Gaurav was quite accommodating with our failure to report on time in the evening and changed the walk's structure accordingly. These walks are totally worth the time. Go with an open mind and some good company. Source: Tripadvisor
- Rahul
Gaurav took us down history..peppering his talk with anecdotes and 3 hours just flew past...the city we lived in is kind of lost to us as we dont know so much of its history and the making it what it was...today...must do some other walks soon...before the summer sun beats us down..keep up the good work Aditi...Source: Tripadvisor
- Ravish Paul

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