If you’re in Delhi, you ought to visit Lodhi Garden
It is not just a garden, but it boasts architectural glory of 15th and 16th century. One of the loveliest escape from the busy roads and mall’s of Delhi, this lush green paradise, with historical Mughal tombs, is a calming treat to eyes. Quite frequently thronged by Joggers, couples, and families, Lodhi Garden offers you some beautiful time in the lap of nature.
Spread across 90 acres, this garden houses 3,000 species of various plants and trees and numerous species of Birds and butterflies too.
Did you know that quite a few Bollywood movies have also been shot here, to name, Fanaa, Laksya are few of them?
Visiting Lodhi Gardens in spring season brings in magical fantasy. Beautifully colored colonies of varies flowers, right from Pansies to Roses to Sunflowers, it acts as an Instagram perfect spot for the visitors. In recent times, even the tombs have witnessed lots of glamorous shoots/Pre-wedding shoots.
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The well maintained, sections of gardens have ample space to house in people for all sorts of play and picnic. Any fine evening, you can witness kids and adults equally enjoying outdoor sports and lots of quality time, amidst nature. It also has an Open Gym area. Honestly, we never used it, as random fun plays to make the most of it here for us. Believe me, you’ll see yourself laughing the most while playing the old “Pakdam Pakdai” here.
Architectural marvels of Mughal Period at Lodhi Garden :
Amongst the architectural marvels, you can witness Bara Gumbad and Sheesh Gumbad, boasting the magnificence, right in the center of Lodhi gardens. Apart from these prominent ones, it also has Sikander Lodi Tomb and The tomb of Mohammed Shah. All these were laid during the period of the Mughal Dynasty. Just close to the Sikander’s tomb, there is an Eight Piered bridge, which is said to be built during Akbar’s reign.
Apart from the greens, Lodhi Gardens also house in a rainwater pond. Full of the most beautiful flocks of ducks quacking all around, its a fun watch for kids. This is our favorite spot, as Arham loves to watch these playful ducks. Simply choose to relax on the benches while the ducks are in the pond, or sit and watch as feed, sleep and walk together in a group. Ensure that you do not feed these ducks (it is prohibited) and let them have their own space (Let’s not disturb).
Experience the magnificent Lodi – The Garden Restaurant :
A Small part of the garden is converted into a very famous, Lodi – The Garden Restaurant. It is defined by its strings of beautiful lights, lean and long trees, and bold wooden tables, which offers one of the finest dining experiences in the city.
If you’re visiting Delhi, make sure you witness this Historical yet natural marvel, right in the center of Capital.
Traveler Tips :
How to reach Lodhi Garden:
It is well connected by Metro (JLN Metro station) and can be reached from all parts of the city.
Best Time to visit:
Since, Delhi sizzles with high temperatures, the best time to visit Lodhi gardens is between October to March. Late evenings are perfect even in April. During the rainy season, the grasses are wet, but you can witness the freshness of the greens as the peacock’s charm with their aura.
Opening and Closing hours:
6:30 am (for Joggers and Nature seekers), it is open till 7:30-8pm in the evening
It’s Free to explore (No entry fee for any tourists)
Once explored, you can also plan to visit some nearby tourist attractions as :
- India Gate
- Humayun’s Tomb
- National Zoological Park of Delhi (Hit amongst Kids)
- Jama Masjid
Get ready to showcase your photography skills and immerse in the childish fun with your loved ones! Experience tranquility in Delhi!
Keep exploring with me,