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Visit Duration: 5-6 Hours

Timings: Everyday 6:00am -8:00pm

Entry type: Free

Entry Details: Free

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Giving you a glimpse of Delhi's rich historical values , Lodhi Garden is an architectural wonder built in Indo-islamic style. This 90 acres vast garden screams historical tales from all corners. 

This Garden got its original name after Lady Willingdon who was the former wife of a British resident. Lodhi Garden has witnessed many reigns from Lodhi Dynasty to Mughal Empire, hence the hints of Indo-islamic architectural style can be seen all over the garden. 

It is not only the place of a heritage site , but a common hangout place for all ages due to its serene landscape. Concluding it to be a perfect visiting attraction during your trip to Delhi.

 

 

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Highlights of Lodhi Garden

1)Architecture: The garden has its detailed architecture wrapped in Indo - Islamic style. Tombs , lakes , Bridges and so on . One should not miss that Lodhi Garden is not just a park but various tombs of emperors from the Lodhi Dynasty are present here. Tombs of greats like Mohommad Shah and Sikandar Lodhi are also a highlight of the Lodhi Garden.

2)History : The history of Lodhi Garden runs back to the Sayyid Dynasty in 1444 during the reign of Ala-ud-din Alam Shah , who made the tomb of his Father Mohommad Shah in the place. Followed by several tombs of rulers of the Lodhi Dynasty as well . This led to the place expanding into two villages . In 1936 , a former British resident's wife , Lady Willingdon decided to vacate both the villages and turn it into a surreal landscape Garden that we know today as the Lodhi Garden. 

3)Green Landscape: This 90 acres garden is filled with greenery and floral landscape. From well mentioned Lawns to eye-captivating Flower beds like roses and tulips. The view makes it a perfect picnic spot for Delhiites . 

4)Athpula Bridge: This is one of the underrated attractions in Lodhi Garden. This eight pillar arched bridge was built during the reign of Akbar . It is one of the most picturesque attractions in Lodhi Garden. 

5)Bonsai Cultivation Park : If you are a nature lover with an admiration for bonsai, you will be in for a visual treat in Lodhi Garden's Bonsai Park . 

6)Glasshouse: The Glasshouse in Lodhi Garden is a must visit attraction. 

7)Bada Gumbad (Big Dome): Built in the late 14th century, this Dome was built during the reign of Sikandar There is also a complex architecture Mosque inside the Bada Gumbad. 

8)Shish Gumbad : Built with blue tiles and beautiful glass designs ,the famous Shish Gumbad or Glass Tomb was built in the era of Ibrahim Lodi. 

If you are looking for a visit away from pollution , Lodhi Garden will be one such attraction for you. children laughing and giggling,couples talking, teenagers hanging out , vendors selling snacks at every small distance, all of it makes it lively to be there. 

 

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Lodhi Garden Overview

Giving you a glimpse of Delhi's rich historical values , Lodhi Garden is an architectural wonder built in Indo-islamic style. This 90 acres vast garden screams historical tales from all corners. 

This Garden got its original name after Lady Willingdon who was the former wife of a British resident. Lodhi Garden has witnessed many reigns from Lodhi Dynasty to Mughal Empire, hence the hints of Indo-islamic architectural style can be seen all over the garden. 

It is not only the place of a heritage site , but a common hangout place for all ages due to its serene landscape. Concluding it to be a perfect visiting attraction during your trip to Delhi.

 

 

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Points Of Interest for Lodhi Garden

The famous tourist attraction of Delhi, Lodhi Garden is a perfect place to escape the city rush in the metro city . 

From various tombs of utmost historical importance to picturesque architecture and eye captivating floral landscape, You will have your hands full of memories and fun . If you are a resident of Delhi, you can plan your morning jogs in the embrace of nature. You can also plan a picnic with your friends or family to spend a day in this Garden , if you are photography enthusiast, you can also plan a photoshoot here or just capture the attractions with your camera. Explore all the insides of The Lodhi garden and once you are done exploring inside , head out to nearby Khan Market , Safdarjung Tomb , Cannaught place nearby the Lodhi Garden. 

 

 

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Best time to visit Lodhi Garden

Best time to visit Lodhi Garden is during winters between the months of October and March . Since Delhi experiences a high rise in temperature, summers are advised to be avoided. 

 

 

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People also Asked

What is unique about Lodhi Garden?

Lodhi Garden is not only a garden but a tomb memorial for various Dynasties including Lodhi and Sayyid Dynasty. 

What is the other name of Lodhi Garden?

Lodhi Garden is also known as Last Willingdon Park since the former was responsible for the renovation of the tomb complex into a garden. 

What is prohibited in Lodhi Garden?

Smoking , drinking or any kind of drugs is prohibited inside the Lodhi Garden. 

Which birds can easily be seen in Lodhi Garden?

Sparrows and Asian Koels are easily seen in Lodhi Garden. You can also see Geese nearby the Athpula Bridge in the lake. 

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