Lodhi Garden New Delhi: A Must Visit Place for Every Tourist
Lodhi Garden consisting of 4 tombs is a picnic hot spot for National and International tourists. Also, it’s most loved place for morning walk among South Delhi residence. Come here to see one of the best architecture works of JA Stein.
The Lodhi Garden houses tombs, mosques, and bridges from the era of Sayyid and Lodhi Periods. The tombs of Muhammad Shah and Sikandar Lodhi are octagonal in shape. Shish Gumbad and Bara Gumbad are square shaped tombs with an imposing dome, turrets on corners and facades. Hence, those give an illusion of being double story building.
Bada Gumbad or Big Dome lies in the mid zone of the garden, next to it is 3 domed masjid or mosque. Both this architecture were built during the reign of Sikander Lodi. In the central courtyard, you can see remains of a water tank. Shisha Gumbad or Glass Dome is situated opposite to Big Dome. It contains remains of an unknown family. The remains of the water course in the ground connect Yamuna River to the Tomb of Sikander Lodhi. The Athpula ("Eight Piered") Bridge erected during the periods of Akbar is situated nearby Sikandar’s Tomb.
Mohammed Shah was the last ruler of Sayyid dynasty. In 1444, Ala-ud-din Alam Shah built his tomb here as a tribute. It’s octagonal in shape, with numerous ornamental Hindu-style chhatris around the central dome, numerous arches, verandahs and sloping buttresses.
Travel TipsMetro Rail is the best mode of travel in Delhi today. Avoid rush hour travel i.e. 8 – 10 am in the morning and 6 to 8 pm in the evening. The nearest Metro Station to Lodhi Garden is JLN Stadium Metro Station. Also, you can take a DTC Bus (City Bus), Taxi or Auto Rickshaw to reach to Lodhi Garden.
Lodhi Garden is a well renowned place; there shall be no difficulty in reaching here from any part of Delhi. If you are traveling in a public transport like a city bus or metro rail, beware of pickpockets especially if it’s an already crowded vehicle. Though, such occurrences are not very common but better safe than sorry.
How to ReachYou can reach to India Capital New Delhi through all means of transport i.e. Air, Rail and Road from all major cities on the globe. The Lodhi Garden is situated in South Delhi are at Lodhi Road. The nearest Metro Station is JLN Stadium.
People coming from abroad shall land at India Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) New Delhi. Domestic flights land at Palam Airport.
The capital New Delhi is well connected to the railway network. The major Railway Stations in New Delhi are:
Old Delhi Railway Station
New Delhi Railway Station
Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station
Anand Vihar Railway Station
Delhi is well connected by road to all major cities of India. The major Inter State Bus Terminus in Delhi are
Maharana Pratap ISBT at Kashmere Gate, Delhi
Swami Vivekanand ISBT at Anand Vihar, Delhi
Vir Hakikat Rai ISBT at Sarai Kale Khan, Delhi
Once you reach to Delhi, further you can travel in a Metro Rail, City Bus, Taxi or Auto Rickshaw to reach to Lodhi Garden.
ActivitiesThe Lodhi Garden is a place to watch art and architecture of ancient India. The artwork is a well mix of Hindu and Muslim cultures. Watching Lodhi Garden, I am quite sure you will be short of words of praise. It’s my favorite hangout in when I go to South Delhi area. The garden has different varieties of trees, medicinal plants and some 5000 rose plants at the Gate No 3 & 4. There are also different species of birds.
It will take you some 3 – 4 hours to see around Lodhi Garden. However, if you truly love nature and like to relax in the lush green ambiance you can stay here throughout the day.
From here, next, you can head to Khan Market approximately 1 km away. It has Metro station. However, you also can go in a taxi, auto rickshaw or walking. Here you can do shopping for clothes and jewelry and enjoy cuisines like American, Italian, Thai, Mexican, Continental, Malaysian, Burmese, Lebanese and Indian etc.