Lodhi garden is a landscaped park area around the tombs of the Sayyid, Lodhi Dynasties which ruled over Delhi from 1414 to 1451 and 1451 to 1526 respectively. The tomb area was designed as a landscaped park, was designed in 1936, by the British who deemed the tomb saw potential of being redeveloped as a garden at the time when Lutyens’ New Delhi was being completed. The garden has the tombs of Sikandar Lodhi, Muhammed Shah Sayyid which, along with other structures like the Bada Gumbad, Sheesh Gumbad and Mosque collectively form the group of structures to which the architecture of the garden was central to.
Lodhi Garden is located on the Lodhi Road between Safdurjung’s Tomb and Khan Market in south Delhi, Spread over an area of approximately 90 acres, it has lush green gardens with abundant grass and a mixture of flowering plants and bushes along carefully planned pathways along monuments and tombs, and ample seating arrangements for the visitor along with free access for the picnickers with beautiful views of the tombs in every direction, the garden is a union of a colorful past ensconced within the metropolis that is Delhi.
How to reach Lodhi Garden
The garden is located on the main Lodhi road and is most conveniently reached by the Delhi metro. The Jor Bagh Metro Station on the yellow line and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium or JLN Metro Station on Violet Line are the nearest to Lodhi Garden. The landmark near the Lodhi garden is India International Centre.
It can be reached in 20 minutes from the city centre of Connaught Place. And if travelling by private transport it has free parking facilities and restrooms too. The garden's main entrance, known as Gate 1 or Ashoka Gate, is on the Lodhi Road.
It also has another main gate, gate 4, on the Khan market side and is a 15 minute walk from the Khan market metro station.
There is a premium restaurant near the gate number 1, called ‘Lodi- The garden restaurant’ which is a European, Lebanese, Mediterranean restaurant amongst the stunning views of the historical monument.