April 15 2022
Allured by the breathtaking views of Delhi's heritage sites, falling leaves, spring and flowers, I dressed up, putting all essentials in my bag, including great books on Mughal history and Delhi’s history. I went to Lodhi garden. The city is the Rome of the east.
Its monuments are known for their marvelous architectural details, their uniqueness is the result of the amalgamation of many designs. All these places have warmth and calmness to offer. They also have many stories of glory to tell from their gloomy past.
Lodhi Garden: What I saw at Lodhi garden was a treat to an eye in a landlocked city. The Athpula bridge was built during the reign of the Mughal emperor Akbar. Looking at the ducks and other beautiful birds was an altogether fascinating experience.
Humayun’s Tomb: His tomb is giant and magnanimous. It depicts the tremendous wealth and prosperity of his son, the beloved Mughal emperor Akbar. What is more astonishing about it is that it was built by a woman (Bega Begum) to show her love to a man.
Nizamuddin Dargah: The shrine of Nizamuddin Aulia, sees more visitors than the emperor’s final resting place. This tells us that people always admire kindness and egalitarianism. The saint must surely have had exceptional qualities and a healing effect.
Jama Masjid: I reminisced about my frequent visits to the Masjid-E-Jahanuma (the mosque commanding the view of the world). I always visit it in the hours of sadness, and to my surprise, even seeing its name board at the metro station cures me of half my sickness.