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Lodhi Garden

Lodhi Garden

Located in the busy and dense city of New Delhi, Lodhi Garden is a place full of natural beauty. Settled in the 15th-16th century, the vast grounds of the garden were formed by the Sayyids and Lodis. Known today as a walker's delight, the garden houses several tombs that belong to the Lodi and Sayyid Era. It encompasses the tombs of Muhammad Shah and Sikander Lodi.


Built in 1444, the tomb of Mohammed Shah, the last ruler of the Sayyid dynasty is among the earliest built tombs in the garden. The Gumbad tomb is created in the usual square pattern combined with a 'double-storied' appearance. It also boasts of the plaster work with floral patterns and Quranic inscriptions on the ceilings. Visitors can still view the traces of the blue tiles that once decorated its and entitled it with the name of 'Glazed dome'. It also houses several graves. Built in the octagonal pattern, it resembles to Muhammad Shah's tomb.


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The chhatris over its roof are now distorted. 'Athpula' Bridge is another interesting creation that is built by Nawab Bahadur in the 16th century, during Akbar's rule. This bridge is known as Athpula (eight bridge), as it halts on eight piers that make seven arches.


Apart from these tombs, visitors can also reach to the National Bonsai Park developed nearby. It houses a pleasing variety of miniature versions of several trees and plants. They seem beautiful at sunset under soft light. Originally called as the Lady Willington Park, it was nicknamed Lodhi Garden after India got independence in 1947.


Lodi Garden and the historic structures that it houses, are well-maintained by the Archeological Survey of India. The serene surroundings of the garden fascinate visitors from far and wide. Now it serves as a popular venue for morning walk and yoga sessions for the locals, residing nearby the garden.


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Get set to feel the history & beauty in the air with outstanding ancient structures at Lodhi Garden!

 

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