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The Lodhi Garden, Delhi: A Beautiful Combination of History, Heritage and Nature.

Chitrangada loves to travel, explore places, meet people, understand their culture, food, traditions. It broadens the thinking,she believes.

Lodhi Garden Entrance, Delhi

Lodhi Garden Entrance, Delhi

Lodhi Garden, Delhi is a combination of Heritage and Beautiful Nature

Lodhi Garden, Delhi is a combination of Heritage and Beautiful Nature

A Brief Introduction to The Lodhi Garden, Delhi.

How do you spend your weekends?
Where do you prefer to go, for rejunevation and recreation, especially with the family?
What would you like to do, on a warm sunny day in the winter season?

Well, if I were to answer the above questions, I would definitely say, a garden full of natural beauty and vast green space. Although, such luxuries are restricted due to the present scenario, and health concern, all around the World. But, visiting a place full of luxurious greenery, would be my first choice. And, if the place has some historical importance, with something to learn and see, this is perhaps the best option to visit on a weekend.
The Lodhi Garden of Delhi, is most suitable for a day long visit.

The Lodhi Garden, Delhi:

  • The Lodi Garden or Lodhi Garden is situated in the heart of New Delhi, India. It is spread over a land area of 90 acres (360,000 m2). Besides the vast greenery, varieties of flowers, huge trees, artificial lakes, birds, butterflies etc.
  • The Lodi Garden is significant also because, it has the Tomb of Mohammed Shah, Tomb of Sikandar Lodi, the Shisha Gumbad and Bara Gumbad. These magnificent architectural works belong to the 15th century.
  • The Lodi or the Lodhi dynasty, ruled some parts of Northern India from 1451 to 1526. This site is now protected by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
  • The location of the Lodi Gardens is within New Delhi, the capital of India. It’s an open for all garden, for the whole year around.
  • The Lodi Gardens is a popular destination for joggers, exercise and walking enthusiasts. It’s one of the favourite place, for practising Yoga and meditation.
  • One can see the Nature lovers, Nature photographers, families, school groups, people of all age groups here.
  • The Lodhi garden is situated in between the posh Khan Market and Safdarjung's tomb on Lodhi Road, and is a hot spot for morning walks for the Delhites.
  • During the winter season, it is a popular location for day long family picnics and outings.
The heritage: The Tombs of Lodhi Garden

The heritage: The Tombs of Lodhi Garden

The Bada Gumbad of the Lodhi Garden

The Bada Gumbad of the Lodhi Garden

The Heritage monuments of the Lodhi Garden

The Heritage monuments of the Lodhi Garden

The Heritage—The Tombs of the Lodhi Garden

The Heritage—The Tombs of the Lodhi Garden

The Shish Gumbad of the Lodhi Garden-The heritage

The Shish Gumbad of the Lodhi Garden-The heritage

The Birds at the Lodhi Gardens:

The Lodhi Garden has a variety of birds in it’s premises. There are resident birds, as well as migratory birds. The garden has many well maintained lakes for aquatic birds, and dense trees, suitable for their habitation.
The best part is that they are not caged. They roam freely in the vast sprawling garden, full of trees, lakes, flower beds, and enjoy their space in the natural surroundings.

The visiting public is not allowed to feed them. The birds enjoy the onlookers, as much as the visitors feel delighted to see the avians, from such close quarters.

You can see the display boards of the garden, in the picture, about the birds present in the beautiful Lodhi Garden.

All these areas are maintained by the NDMC, (New Delhi Municipal Corporation).

The ducks roam freely at the Lodhi Garden

The ducks roam freely at the Lodhi Garden

The parrots and others are resident birds at the Lodhi Garden

The parrots and others are resident birds at the Lodhi Garden

The ducks enjoying the Sun bath at the Lodhi Garden

The ducks enjoying the Sun bath at the Lodhi Garden

The beautiful resident ducks at the Lodhi Garden

The beautiful resident ducks at the Lodhi Garden

The display board, about the resident birds at the Lodhi Garden

The display board, about the resident birds at the Lodhi Garden

The Gorgeous Flowers, the Flower Sheds, the Flower Beds of the Lodhi Garden

Now, who doesn’t love flowers?

This garden is the place to be, for the different varieties, different colours of flowers in any season. As we all know, some flowers are seasonal, while others are for all seasons. At the well nurtured, well maintained Lodhi Gardens, it’s a virtual delight to watch all the fragrant and colourful flowers, of different shapes and sizes. It’s obviously not possible to show all these in one single article. But, you can get an idea about it in the pictures.
The flower sheds at different locations is worth mentioning. Usually ornamental flowers, and vines are carefully planted, and nurtured here.

Since, I visited this garden during the winter season, most of my pictures showcase flowers grown in that time period.

Where there are flowers, we do have butterflies too. In the picture, you can see the names of the butterflies, on the display board.

A gorgeous ornamental flowers gate

A gorgeous ornamental flowers gate

A beautiful flower shed

A beautiful flower shed

You can see colourful flower beds all along the garden

You can see colourful flower beds all along the garden

More flowers at the Lodhi Garden

More flowers at the Lodhi Garden

Flowers encircling a unique and beautiful stone structure

Flowers encircling a unique and beautiful stone structure

Lovely and colourful flowers in the Lodhi Garden

Lovely and colourful flowers in the Lodhi Garden

The many varieties of the butterflies found in the Lodhi Garden

The many varieties of the butterflies found in the Lodhi Garden

The Trees of the Lodhi Garden

The Lodi Garden, spread over a vast area has more than 5000 trees, of more than 200 species.

  • There are dense areas of huge trees, some rare, some medicinal, herbal trees, along with the usual and common ones.
  • A spiral shaped 300 metre long and 3.3 metre deep lake was developed with a fountain in the middle.
  • You can also find a Glass House, which has been developed for keeping indoor plants.
  • A National Bonsai Park was developed with the support of Indian Bonsai Association in this Bonsai Park 10-50 years old Bonsais are kept belonging to various species.
  • A rose garden has also been developed on 2 acres of land between, which has around 5000 rose plants.
  • A Palm corner has been developed in around 2 acres of land. It has varieties of palms, big and small.
  • A vast area has been dedicated to the Bamboo Garden.
  • Lodhi Garden has an excellent collection of trees. The main tree species include Arjun, Champa, Neem, Jamun, Semal, Amaltas, Peepal, Bargad or Banyan,Gulmohar, Sheesham, Ashok, Kachnar and many more.
  • A Herbal Garden of medicinal plants has also been developed.
The Bamboo garden at the Lodhi Garden

The Bamboo garden at the Lodhi Garden

The sprawling green areas

The sprawling green areas

The greenery all around

The greenery all around

Some of the many huge tree areas of the Lodhi Garden

Some of the many huge tree areas of the Lodhi Garden

National Bonsai Park at the Lodhi Garden

National Bonsai Park at the Lodhi Garden

The walking corridors are lined up with raised flower pots all along the garden.

The walking corridors are lined up with raised flower pots all along the garden.

The walking paths, lined up with beautiful and well maintained flower pots, on either side. It gives a feeling of pure happiness and rejuvenation.

The walking paths, lined up with beautiful and well maintained flower pots, on either side. It gives a feeling of pure happiness and rejuvenation.

The stone seat, in the palm garden.

The stone seat, in the palm garden.

The Water bodies or the artificial lakes in the Lodhi Garden

Beautiful artificial lakes have been developed in the Lodhi Garden, which is suitable for the duck habitation. The NDMC has maintained the cleanliness of the lakes, recycling the water, when it is required.
There are beautiful fountains as well, with proper lighting.
One can see lotus and other aquatic plants growing and beautifying the entire atmosphere.

The lake at the Lodhi Garden

The lake at the Lodhi Garden

The lakes are ideal for duck habitation,

The lakes are ideal for duck habitation,

The Lodhi Garden timings in Summer and Winter seasons

The Lodhi Garden timings in Summer and Winter seasons

To Conclude:

If you are a Nature lover, if you are interested in Nature photography, if you love to watch the flowers blossom, if you love watching the birds in their natural surroundings, you can visit the Lodhi garden of Delhi.
If you are a resident of Delhi, and love walking and jogging in the green space, this is the place for you to visit.
So, the next time you are planning for a wonderful time with family, please visit the Lodhi Garden.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Chitrangada Sharan

Comments

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on October 09, 2020:

Thanks for reading and appreciating Umesh Chandra ji.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on October 08, 2020:

Exhaustive and excellent description.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on July 17, 2020:

Thank you Nithya, for reading and appreciating the article. I am glad you liked my pictures. Yes, it’s a wonderful garden, and has something for everyone.

Appreciate your comments and support.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on July 16, 2020:

I enjoyed reading about the Lodhi Garden. The photos along with the description made this tour of the Lodhi Garden a wonderful experience, thank you for sharing

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on July 15, 2020:

Thank you MsDora, for appreciating the article and the garden. I am glad that you liked it.

Have a good day. Thanks again.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on July 14, 2020:

Thanks for sharing the view of birds, butterflies, flowers and more in The Lodhi Garden, Delhi. Obviously, a beautiful and special place to be.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on July 14, 2020:

Thank you John, for appreciating the article and the garden, of course. Glad you liked the pictures.

Thank you for your kind words and support. Always a pleasure to hear from you.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on July 14, 2020:

A delightful article with stunning photos. What more could one want? Thank you for sharing this beautiful place, Chitrangada.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on July 13, 2020:

Thank you Devika, for your kind words of appreciation for this article.

Yes, it took me some time to complete this article, although I had taken the pictures, when I had visited this, earlier this year.

Thank you for your encouraging words and support.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on July 13, 2020:

Chitrangada Sharan A beautiful place and has a lot to share to others.I like the way you explained in detail and thorough research shows me you have put in time to make this hub perfect.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on July 12, 2020:

Thank you FlourishAnyway, for appreciating the article and sharing your thoughts. I am glad that you liked the garden.

Yes, there are many well maintained lakes suitable for the ducks habitation, as I have mentioned in the article above. Besides the resident birds, migratory birds can also be found in the garden. They are taken care of by the expert and concerned authorities.

Thank you and good day to you.

FlourishAnyway from USA on July 12, 2020:

I could probably park myself near the flower shed and the ducks and be perfectly content. This seems like a delightful place to visit. I hope they give the ducks access to water for swimming. It’s essential.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on July 11, 2020:

It’s okay Manatita. Good day to you.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on July 11, 2020:

Thank you Swati, for reading the article and commenting.

Yes, it’s a worth visiting place in Delhi. And, Nainital is not far off. Hope and wish that this Pandemic is over as soon as possible, and we are free to go anywhere, we want.

Have a good day and thank you.

manatita44 from london on July 11, 2020:

Spelt your name wrong. So sorry.- Lantern Carrier

Danny from India on July 11, 2020:

Thank you, mam, for your wishes

Swati Khandelwal from Nainital on July 11, 2020:

Really wanted to visit this beautiful garden..heard a lot about it but never visited..will surely go when the pandemic ends

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on July 11, 2020:

Thank you @Aditya. Love your encouraging comments.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on July 11, 2020:

Thank you a Peggy, for your wonderful comments.

I am aware about your interest in parks and gardens. I am sure you would love this one too.

Thank you for reading and appreciating the article. Good day to you.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on July 11, 2020:

Thank you Rachel, for your kind words of appreciation for this article.

I am glad that you liked the description of the Lodhi Garden, and my pictures.

Thank you and good day to you.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on July 11, 2020:

Thank you Sowrabha, for your pleasing comments.

I am glad that you liked the article. And, I hope that the next time you visit Delhi, you spend some time at the Lodhi Garden.

Appreciate you for reading and commenting. Thank you.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on July 11, 2020:

Thank you Manatita, for reading and sharing your thoughts on this article.

I am glad that you liked it. Appreciate your comments and support.

Have a good day.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on July 11, 2020:

Thank you Louise, for your kind words of appreciation, of the garden. I would love to welcome you to India.

Have a good day. Thanks for your support.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on July 11, 2020:

Thank you so much Ankita, for reading and appreciating the article, especially my pictures.

Thank you.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on July 11, 2020:

Thank you Pamela, for appreciating the article about the Lodhi Garden.

I am glad that you liked the description of this wonderful place, though it’s so difficult to describe the beauty of Nature and it’s wonderful inhabitants.

Many thanks for reading and commenting.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on July 11, 2020:

You are welcome Danny. Wish you great times ahead at HubPages.

Danny from India on July 11, 2020:

Thank you Chitraganda mam. Thanks too for welcoming me in a wonderful way.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on July 11, 2020:

Thank you Danny, for reading and commenting on this article. Good to meet you on HubPages.

Yes, Rashtrapati Bhavan has beautiful garden. Delhi has beautiful greenery all around.

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. Welcome to HubPages.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on July 11, 2020:

Thank you Lorna, for appreciating the garden and the article. You are right, this garden has so many things to offer, and that too, within the city.

Thank you so much for always supporting my work. Much appreciated.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on July 11, 2020:

Thank you Ericdierker, for reading and appreciating the article about the Lodhi Garden.

Glad that you liked the history attached to this wonderful garden.

Appreciate your comments and support, always. Have a great day.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on July 11, 2020:

Thank you so much Rosina, for reading and appreciating the article. It will be a pleasure, if you come to visit Delhi.

I am glad that you liked the article about the Lodhi Garden.

Thank you for your support, always.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on July 11, 2020:

Thank you Bill, for always encouraging and supporting my work. Much appreciated.

adit23 on July 11, 2020:

I could almost imagine myself in the beautiful place through this article..Great writing !

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 10, 2020:

Oh my! You took us from gorgeous architecture to flowers, trees, water features, birds, butterflies, and more. Visiting the Lodhi Garden would be right up my alley! Thanks for showcasing it!

Rachel Alba on July 10, 2020:

Hi Chitrangada, Your pictures of this beautiful garden are amazing. I could spend a couple of days there and it would be like escaping to a Heavenly place. Thank you so much for the pictures and descriptions. I just about never travel and this is the only way I can see different pictures.

Blessings to you.

sowspeaks from Bengaluru on July 10, 2020:

Hi Chitrangada, this was one place I have always wanted to visit....my few visits to Delhi didn’t accommodate Lodhi gardens so this was a wish come true for me.

Your brief retelling of the history with ample number of photos has made this a true visual delight.

When I do visit Lodhi gardens, I will know this place well , thanks to you.Thank you for the wonderful share.

manatita44 from london on July 10, 2020:

This is an amazingly beautiful place, Chitrangaga Ji and the scenery is stunning! The tombs may not be as complex as that of the Egyptians, but the buildings are quite stately and impressive.

Sikander Lodi was quite famous and it is sometimes sad to reflect that India was so majestic ... with so much glory. She still is, but people have changed.

The lake and Park are quite impressive and reminds me of the Aboretum in Nairobi, only much more impressive. The forestry has a certain charm and alluring freedom.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on July 10, 2020:

It looks so beautiful there. I'd love to visit this garden.

Ankita B on July 10, 2020:

This was an excellent read Chitrangada. I definitely loved the refreshing photos too.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on July 10, 2020:

The Lodhi garden of Delhi is so beautiful. I love everything, including the flowers, butterflies and the birds. This looks like a wonderful place to spend the day anytime, Chitrangada. Thank you for sharing this lovely place.

Danny from India on July 10, 2020:

Wonderful heritage structure. The Rastrapathi Bhavan Tulip Garden is also stunning.

Lorna Lamon on July 10, 2020:

Your article took me on a journey to these beautiful gardens. I feel there is something for everyone in this wonderful location and I enjoyed their interesting history. I couldn't think of a better way to spend the day. This was an interesting and very enjoyable read Chitrangada.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on July 10, 2020:

How really informative and educational. Pictures are wonderful. I need to go there ASAP. Thank you. Oh and I liked reading that history.

Rosina S Khan on July 10, 2020:

That was a beautiful presentation of Lodi Garden of New Delhi- full of varieties of birds and flowers along with greenery. That is a place I would like to visit when the opportunity strikes. Thanks for sharing such a terrific article, Chitrangada.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on July 10, 2020:

What a lovely, peaceful place. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing this haven of peace.