Delhi is home to tombs of many emperors of medieval times who ruled this city. Notable among these tombs are those of Humayun, Muhammad Shah Sayyid, Bahlul Lodi, Sikander Lodi and Safdarjung.
Bahlul Lodi was the founder of Lodi Dynasty in India who defeated the last of Sayyid dynasty emperors, thereby ending their rule. His Tomb was built by his son and successor, Sikander Lodi, at a place which is now close to Chirag Dilli in the capital city. This tomb was situated with the walls of Jahapanah City which was built by Tughlaqs. It is behind the shrine of the disciple of Nizamuddin Chisti, Nasiruddin Mahmud.
The tomb is distinctive in the fact that its roof has five domes, which is quite uncharacteristic of the tombs of that period. Further, except for some Quranic verses and some Hindu carvings on the red sandstone with which its walls have been built, there is not much of decoration to be found. And, quite characteristically, the pillars with three arches are also an integral part of the tomb architecture. On top of the grave a Gold cup hangs over.
Location and Metro Connectivity
The Tomb of Bahlul Lodhi is in Chirag Dilli area on the east of which lies Greater Kailash, in north is Panchsheel Enclave, on west is Savitri Nagar and in south is Sheikh Sarai and Pushp Vihar.
The closest Metro Station to Bahlul Lodi tomb is of Chirag Delhi Station which lies on Magenta Line.