Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
Lovely Lodhi EscapeNew Delhi is a bit of a concrete jungle, and the chance to start each morning in the green space that is Lodhi Garden was a welcome way to find balance amid the hustle and bustle. The gardens were built around the tombs of Sayid and Lodhi rulers, and you'll see hints of the architectural style that was later used in the construction of the Taj Mahal. These 90 acres of gardens are situated between Khan Market and Safdarjung's Tomb on Lodi Road. This is the perfect place if you're a jogger to get some running in, while you're in Delhi.
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over 5 years ago
Peaceful Retreat at Lodi Gardens
This 90-acre park is scattered with the domed tombs of the Lodi Dynasty. It is also a popular spot for Delhiites to enjoy morning walks. Among others, the park contains the tombs of Mohammed Shah, the last of the Sayyid Dynasty rulers, and Sikander Lodi, the Sultan of Delhi between 1489–1517. Lodi Gardens is protected by the Archaeological Survey of India, mainly because there is hardly any architecture from this period remaining in the country. Have a seat on a park bench with a good book, enjoy a stroll, or meander through architectural works from the 15th century.
over 5 years ago
The Dr. Seuss Tree of Lodhi Gardens
It's March in India and magical beings are growing all around you! So grab your camera bag, put on some walking shoes, and enjoy the parks of New Delhi. I'm sure this tree has a very dignified Latin name and a sonorous Hindi common name, but I think of it as the Dr. Seuss Tree of India. It looks like a thing a book could certainly be written about! Lodhi Gardens, in particular, is stunning in March. It starts to show its coming glory at the end of February and the heat that hits by the end of March starts to wilt the flowers, but in early-mid March, it's everything you could hope for. And it's free. Enjoy! And bring your dog. Dogs on leashes are allowed in this park.
about 5 years ago
Sunset Stroll in the Lodhi Gardens
The Lodhi Gardens are like an open air museum in New Delhi set in an expansive green oasis. The garden park features several structures built just before the Mughals reign by previous muslim rulers. The place takes on a special atmosphere as sunset approaches. The buildings radiate vibrant golds and oranges, birds sing at full voice and Delhiites coverge upon the park to relax and stroll in the cooling air.
over 2 years ago
Lodhi Gardens is an oasis in Delhi, and a great place for families, solo travellers, anyone who wants some green space PLUS history together in one spot. There is a restaurant on the grounds called The Garden Restaurant, that is a delightful outdoor space. It's expensive, but you can sit in lovely surroundings and have tea at off times.