Monuments near the Hauz Khas Village

Dadi-Poti Tombs
Dadi-Poti Tombs, New Delhi

Dadi-Poti Tombs

Located opposite to the Aurobindo Place market on the Hauz Khas Village Road in New Delhi, these tombs are known as the Dadi-Poti (grandmother-granddaughter) tombs. The bigger tomb is known as the Dadi Tomb and the smaller one is the Poti Tomb. Unfortunately, it is not known who is buried in these tombs. The Poti tomb is believed to have been constructed earlier, during the Tughlaq period (1321-1414). The Dadi Tomb is believed to have been constructed during the Lodi period (1451-1526).

Dadi Tomb
Dadi Tomb
Poti Tomb
Poti Tomb

Barah Khamba

Barah Khamba, Delhi
Barah Khamba

Barah Khamba is a square tomb with twelve pillars. It is located close to the Dadi-Poti tombs. There is a pillar in each corner and there are two pillars each of the four sides. The monument dates to the Lodi period.

Sakri Gumti

Sakri Gumti, Delhi
Sakri Gumti

Sakri Gumti is a narrow domed building which was possibly a gateway to some area. It has a small plan, occupying a mere 4.6 square meters on the ground. There is a broken wall attached to it on the eastern side. So, it might have been a gateway to some enclosure. It dates to the Lodi period.

Biran Ka Gumbad

Biran ka Gumbad, Delhi
Biran ka Gumbad

Biran ka Gumbad, or the domed building of brother, is located opposite to the busy Green Park main market in Delhi. It belongs to the Lodi period.

Chhoti Gumti

Chotti Gumti, Delhi
Chotti Gumti

Chotti Gumti, or the Small domed building, is a relatively a small tomb, located close to the Hauz Khas village. It dates to the Lodi period.

Bagh-I-Alam Ka Gumbad

Bagh-I-Alam Ka Gumbad, Delhi
Bagh-I-Alam Ka Gumbad

Bagh-I-Alam Ka Gumbad is located in the Deer Park. It is a tomb from the Lodi era. The monument is in a good state of preservation. The facade is imposing, the trees make a good background and there are benches around where one can sit and take rest.

Kali Gumti

Kali Gumti, Delhi
Kali Gumti

As the name says, Kali Gumti is small domed building, with a predominant blackish shade. It is located in the Deer Park, close to the Bagh-I-Alam Ka Gumbad.

Tohfewala Gumbad

Tohfewala Gumbad, Delhi
Tohfewala Gumbad

Tohfewala Gumbad is also in Deer Park. The exterior surface is brownish in color and the trees nearby provide shade to the monument and also partly cover the view.

Munda Gumbad

Munda Gumbad, Delhi
Munda Gumbad

Munda Gumbad is located close to the Hauz Khas lake and can reached from the Deer Park. It dates to the reign of Sultan Allauddin Khilji (1296–1316). It is called so because, over time, the roof has disappeared. It still looks good as it is situated at a little height and a well maintained lawn and pathways leading to the monument add to the view.

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