Spanning over an area of 90 acres Lodi Garden Area is a landscaped park which is built around tombs of Sikandar Lodhi, Muhammed Shah Sayyid. The park has over 5400 trees of over 210 species. The Garden is located between Lodhi Road, Amrita Shergill Marg and Max Muller Marg.
The four main monuments of the garden are: Tomb of Mohammad Shah, Bada Gumbad, Sheesh Gumbad ,Tomb of Sikandar Shah. The monuments were built between 1433 to 1533 AD on the land of village Khairpur. The Park was developed during British Period and was inaugurated by Lady Willingdon on 9th April 1936 after whom the park was named initially. Later, due to its historical & archeological importance, the park was renamed as Lodhi Garden . In 1968, further development and beautification was done by noted Architect J.A. Stein.
Lake: A spiral shaped lake was developed later to compliment the beauty of the monuments and the garden with a fountain in the middle. In December 1970, a Glass House was developed with the support of Ford Foundation for keeping indoor plants. In 1996, a National Bonsai Park was developed in which Bonsai plants of over 10-15 years are kept here.
Rose Garden and palm corner: A rose garden has been developed on 2 acres land between Gate No. 3 & 4 which has around 5000 rose plants. Palm corner has been developed in around 2 acres land which has different type of palm plants.
Timings: Lodi Gardens timings are from 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM from April to September. From October to March, the garden is open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM. It is open on all days of the week. There is no entry fee and it is open to everyone.
Are pets allowed in Lodhi Garden?: Pets are allowed in the garden and it is a pet friendly place. There is ample space for dogs to run in the garden but pet owners must note to carry a leash because there might be children and people who might be afraid of the dog and other stray dogs might be a distraction for your dog.