Lodi Gardens is a park in Delhi. Area covered by this place is 90 acres. Now this is protected by ASI (Archaeological Survey of India). This was built during 15th century by Lodis and Sayyid dynasties. 15th and 16th century Lodis and Sayyid dynasty ruler’s tombs can be seen here. During the British rulers this was turned into lush Green Park. At that time they have name it as Lady Willington Park. Again after independence it was renamed as Lodi Gardens. In this park several birds like kingfishers, Kites, Parakeets, Babblers can be seen here.
This is the best place for natural lovers. Different varieties of plants and trees like Eucalyptus, Neem, Chinar, Deodar, and Chir can be seen here. Here in this place one can find Athpula Bridge which was dates back to 16th century. During the rule of Akbar Emperor, Nawab Bahadur was built this bridge. Another attraction of this place is National Bonsai Park.
What to see in Lodi Gardens:
Sheesh Gumbad: Interior of the tomb consists of inscriptions from Holy Quaran, floral motifs, plasterwork. Other name of this structure is Glazed Dome. Mihrab is located on the western wall of the structure.
Bara Gumbad and Masjid: This was built during the regime of Sultan Sikandar Lodi in 1494. Paintings, stuccowork, turrents, facades are find the interior of the masjid.
Sikandar Lodi’s Tomb: In 1518 this tomb was built by Sikardar Lodi’s son Ibrahim Lodi. It has a Persian style dome on the tomb. In the garden it is located in the North West corner. On each side of the tomb 3 arched openings can be seen.
Mohammad Shah’s Tomb: This was built by Ala ud din in 1444. It is the tomb of Mohammad shah who is the last ruler of Sayyid dynasty. Shape of the tomb is octagonal.
What to see around Lodi Gardens:
Jantar Mantar: This was constructed by Sawai Jai Singh II between 1699 to 1743. This look like gallery of modern art on the first seeing but it is just an observatory. 5 kms away from Gardens.
Red Fort: On the Independence Day Prime minister of India addresses the nation from this fort. In the history this place is having prominent place i.e. At the end of first war of independence Bhadur Shah Zafar was arrested at this place. 13 Kms away from Gardens.
Rashtrapati Bhawan: Area occupied by this bhawan is 130 hectares. Earlier this was used as Viceregal Lodge. In this palace there are 340 rooms. Expenditure for the construction of this palace is 12, 53,000 pound sterling’s. 4 Kms away from the Gardens.
India Gate: It was constructed by Edwin Lutyens in the memory of the soldiers who lost their lives in First World War. It is located 3 Kms away from the gardens.
Getting to Lodi Gardens: As Lodi Gardens is located in Delhi, it is well connected with roadways, railways and airways. From all the major stations bus facility and railway facility is available.
Getting around Lodi Gardens: Nearest places of Lodi Gardens can be visited on foot or by autos.
Best time to visit Lodi Gardens: Visitors prefer to visit this place during winter season.
Where to stay in Lodi Gardens: With in the garden there are no accommodation facility is available. In Delhi several hotels are available.
Where to eat in Lodi Gardens: Within the garden there are no restaurants. Nearest place where tourists find several restaurants is Khan Market.