Traveling in the capital city of India can be very overwhelming, even for a pro traveler. New Delhi is quite the busy city and its traffic is not for the fainthearted. However, there is a way to escape from all that even for just a few hours, and it does not involve leaving the city. Still located inside New Delhi is a beautiful city park known as Lodhi Garden. This garden is the perfect safe haven for those who want to escape the hectic sounds of the city. Curious? Be sure to keep reading.
An oasis in the city
Lodhi Garden is a city park in New Delhi, which is spread over 90 acres. The garden was originally set up in the 15th and 16th centuries, which was during the Sayyid and Lodhi dynasties. The garden also houses the tombs of rulers of the era, such as Muhammad Syah and Sikandar Lodhi. The Lodhi Garden was redesigned in 1968 and it is the design that we see this very day. Although the garden was established centuries ago, it is still well-preserved and is a favorite spot of both locals and travelers.
Beautiful architectures at Lodhi Garden
The Lodhi Garden in New Delhi is quite different from other parks found anywhere in the world because it also has the tombs of important figures that once ruled the country: Muhammad Syah and Sikandar Lodhi. Both of these rulers have their own tombs, which were designed based on the architectural styles of their era. Aside from these, there are two other tombs, known as the Bara Gumbad and Sheesh Gumbad. The tombs were designed beautifully with their octagonal shape, domes, arches, and carvings, which makes this park perfect for those who love architecture as well.
A park for all
When strolling around the garden, you will have the opportunity to see so many types of people. The reason why everyone loves visiting the garden is because it is free, so it is also budget-friendly. There are families, lovers, runners, children on a school outing; the garden is basically suitable for anyone. Small playgrounds are available throughout the parks, and there are benches, ponds, and, of course, fields of grass for those who want to have picnics. Public washrooms are also available in certain areas of the garden. If you are hungry for a little snack, there are locals in the garden that offer chips and water for 20 INR (approximately 0.20 USD).
Getting to Lodhi Garden
Lodhi Garden’s location is quite easy to find; it is situated close to the India International Center and only 3 km (1.9 miles) away from the famous Humayun’s Tomb. Travelers can visit this park by taking many types of public transportation, but the most recommended way would be by the metro (nearest stop is Central Secretariat), a taxi, or tuk-tuk (three-wheeled taxi). The best time to enjoy this garden is during the daytime, but preferably on weekdays because it can get really packed on the weekends or public holidays. The time required for sightseeing throughout the whole garden is about an hour, but feel free to stay longer!
Take a stroll around Lodhi Garden
Lodhi Garden is the perfect destination for anyone visiting New Delhi. The garden does not require any entrance free, which makes it budget-friendly. It offers a tranquil environment for those who want to escape the hectic city life, without having to travel far. Moreover, visitors can also enjoy architecture from the olden days of India within the garden. So, if you are in the city, don’t forget to take a stroll around Lodhi Garden!
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