Delhi - Thomas L. Kelly

Bada Gumbad

This imposing building, which is believed to be a gateaway, dates from the time of the Lodi Dynasty (1451-1526). Measuring 19 meters by 19 meters and 27 meters high, this is one of the biggest and finest examples of Lodi period monuments in Delhi. A typical feature is that from the outisde the building appears to have two storeys. The main material used is grey quartzite with some other stones used for decorative touches-such as red sandstone on the doorways and combination of red, grey and black stone on the facade. The interior is very plain, the stone finish is un-plastered and mostly un-carved. New Delhi, India.

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