Everyone knows the Lal Quila and the Qutub Minar and Humayun’s Tomb, but have you heard of these lesser known Delhi Monuments? Dilliwallas, giddy up, see how many of these lesser known Delhi Monuments you’re familiar with!!
#1 Mutiny Memorial at Northern Ridge near Hindu Rao Hospital
Constructed during the British period, the memorial consists of a tapering tower of indifferent gothic design raised on a high base of local hard stone paved with red sand stone. The tower is octagonal externally and is circular internally. The tower was erected in 1863 in memory of the soldiers of the Delhi Field Force who were killed in action or died of wounds or diseases between 30th May and 20th September, 1857.
#2 Turkman Gate at Asaf Ali Road
The Turkman Gate is so called because it lies near the Tomb of Shah Turkman. It is one of the four existing surviving gates of Shahjahanabad built during the reign of Shahjahan in 17th century.
#3 Baradari at Sadhna Enclave
Baradari is an arched hall having seven bays from north to south and three bays deep belongs to Tughlaq period (14th Century) located in the centre of the residential colony.
#4 Bijri Khan’s Tomb at R.K.Puram, Sector-III
The tomb is a massive structure constructed of rubble masonry of Lodhi period (15th Century). The dome springs from a sixteen sided drum and is crowned with a red sand stone and marble pinnacle.
#5 Tomb at Sadhna Enclave
The tomb is a domed structure of Lodhi period (15th Century) situated in the centre of the residential colony. It has arched entrance on the north, south and east while on the west there is a mihrab.