Lodi Gardens or Lodhi Gardens is a city park situated in New Delhi, India. It spreads over 90 acres.
The best way to soak in the beauty of Lodhi and its surrounding areas is on foot, and the historic Lodhi gardens are the best place to begin. Lodhi Gardens, a rare mix of nature and history, is a welcome haven in the centre of this bustling city. Birds and butterflies abound here and it is not uncommon to encounter peacocks. However, it is the ancient Mughal mausoleums scattered within, that make a walk through these garden experience like none other.
Things to do
- The India Habitat Centre (IHC) is a cultural and historic hub for the vibrant Delhi art scene.
- Head to the Lutyens Bungalow Zone, full of grand residences of government officials and administrative offices, and appreciate the contributions of renowned architect Sir Edwin Lutyens.
- 90-acres Lodhi gardens are full of historic, archaeological treasures as well as some world-class landscaping. A spot where Delhilites take walks and play sports.
- Full of character and centuries of glory, Humanyun’s Tomb is set in the midst of a lovely garden and grounds. Considered the inspiration behind the Taj Mahal in Agra, this mausoleum was built by Mughal Emperor Humanyun’s wife to house his remains.
- Safdarjung’s tomb, by comparison, is smaller and is less crowded. And ever so peaceful.
- Indo-French culture centre Alliance Francaise de Delhi has regular art shows and film screening. The Alliance Cafe brings Parisian elegance to a nook of Lodhi.
How to get there
By Metro: Violet Line to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium or Yellow Line to Jor Bagh Metro Station.
By Road: Lodhi is located in South Delhi. It is 30 minutes from the Indira Gandhi International Airport. It’s an hour’s drive from Gurgaon via the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway.