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Lodhi Garden

Location New Delhi, near Safdarjung Tomb
How to Reach Take an auto or cab or disembark at Central Secretariat Metro station
Attractions Bonsai and Tombs
Timing Anytime, weeklong, preferably during the spring season

Lodhi Garden in DelhiThe Lodhi garden was established by the erstwhile Lodhi sultanate in Delhi around their tombs. In the later years of history it was re-christened Lady Willington Park by the British. Lodi Garden is located on the main Lodi Road, about a mile east of Safdarjung tomb. This garden has been beautifully landscaped with the help of Belgian grass and flowers. Numerous fountains and water bodies bisect these. The Lodhi garden is immensely popular across all the class and age group in Delhi. From snobbish bureaucrats to fretting Colonels, from cozy lovebirds to casual on-lookers, everybody flock to this garden to spend quality time.

Lodi garden was later re-landscaped by JA Stein and Garrett Eckbo in 1968. Later in the early seventies, a Bonsai Park was added towards its eastern corner. Bonsai is a Japanese art of miniature plantation that is extremely popular in the Asia-Pacific region. The Lodi park has an impressive collection of bonsais. Besides, it has lots of tombs of Sayyid and Lodi periods around which the garden was re-laid in the year 1936.

You can find nearly every variety of plants and trees here. It includes among others, Chir, Deodar, Chinar, Neem and Eucalyptus trees. The Lodhi Garden has a rose garden too that boasts to have at least 200 varieties of roses. The garden is at its best during the months of February and March, when winter flowers are in full bloom. The water bodies of Lodhi garden are no less impressive. It has no dearth of Fauna. These small lakes are the habitat of numerous birds that includes Babblers, Parakeets, Mynahs, Kites, Owls, and Kingfishers among others. You will also find Hornbills if you venture towards ridge.

The Lodi Garden is a popular picnic destination and attracts large crowd including school children. Yoga classes are organized every morning in the park for the regular walkers. The park is equally active at night. Street lamps along the paths and jogging track ensure the route is well lit.