On the eastern end of Lodhi Road, at the edge of Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti stands a 16th century Lodhi era domed tomb building, known as Barah Khamba on account of the twelve pillars that stand on its four sides. The tomb is considered to be of national importance and is a monument protected by the ASI, and the park in which it stands is owned by the DDA. Barah Khamba stands within the Delhi Master Plan designated heritage Zone of Nizamuddin and within the buffer zone of the Humayun’s Tomb World Heritage Site. In 2014, the Delhi Urban Heritage Foundation of the DDA awarded a grant to AKTC to undertake the conservation of Barah Khamba, located prominently on Lodhi Road as well as sensitively landscape the park within which this 16th century monument stands.

Conservation works were undertaken by master craftsmen using traditional materials such as lime mortar to conserve the building to how the original builders, five centuries ago had meant it to be seen, and were supervised by a multi-disciplinary AKTC team comprising conservation architects, engineers, historians, landscape architects, designers and horticulturists, amongst others.

Read more about the conservation of the Barah Khamba Tomb-Garden