Lodhi Garden

Lodhi Garden is a little oasis in the middle of Delhi. It is situated between Khan Market and Safdarjang's Tomb on Lodhi Road. Today Lodhi Garden is not only a place of historic significance, its also turning out to be place where Delhiites and tourists come to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city.

Today it's hard to describe the nature of the garden, originally Lodhi Garden was a village surrounding monuments surviving from the Sayyid and Lodhi dynasties, but the villagers were relocated in 1936 in order to create the gardens.

With little architecture from these two periods left, Lodhi Gardens is an important place of preservation. At the same time many come here regularly for jogging, yoga etc. Infect in the morning and evening the bulk of the visitors are joggers!

While during afternoon, Lodhi Garden is thronged by couples seeking solitude. At the same time it has been able to maintain its legacy and the monuments inside the gardens see a steady stream of tourists from across the globe.

From a photographers point of view, Lodhi Garden can be compared with Disneyland! One can spend the entire day photographing Birds, Monuments, Flora and Fauna. And despite the large number of visitors, Lodhi garden is home to various species of birds. From Green Parakeet to Weaver bird, all manage to thrive in this little oasis in the middle of concrete jungle.



The tomb of Mohammed Shah is visible from the road, and is the earliest structure in the gardens. The architecture is characterized by the octagonal chamber, with stone chhajjas on the roof and guldastas on the corners.

In the middle of the gardens is the Bara Gumbad and Sheesh Gumbad. The Bara Gumbad (Big Dome) consists of a large rubble-construct dome, a three domed masjid (mosque) and a residence surrounding a central courtyard, where the remains of a water tank can be seen.

bara gumbad

Opposite the Bara Gumbad is the Sheesh Gumbad, which contains the remains of some unknown family.

sheesh gumbad

Its amazing to see every thing working in harmony and people with varying interests enjoying Lodhi Gardens in their own way.