Lodhi Garden in Delhi - It's much more than a garden with great heritage, refreshing water bodies, colourful birds, fragrant flowers, lush green lawns and a lot more

Tea, cold-drinks, chips and some light snacks are offered by small vendors inside the garden. It's good to see dustbins installed at reachable places, which are quite helpful in keeping the place clean.  Many families come to Lodhi Garden to celebrate weekend with their kids & family members. It's always  really nice to see a different type of environment in the lawns of Lodhi Garden.

For people in search of greenery in Delhi, Lodhi Gardens offer trees of a wide variety and velvety carpet-like lawns. For people in search of birds butterflies, there are 100s of species that can be spotted in Lodhi Garden of Delhi. For health-freaks, there is an open gym and walking tracks. For people in search of history and architecture, there are four structures from the time of the Lodhis. For couple looking for some us-time, there is plenty on offer. Even for kids there are options of entertainment such as hillocks and swings.  

For people in search of greenery in Delhi, Lodhi Gardens offer trees of a wide variety and velvety carpet-like lawns. For people in search of birds butterflies, there are 100s of species that can be spotted in Lodhi Garden of Delhi. For health-freaks, there's an open gym and walking tracks. For people in search of history and architecture, there are four structures from the time of the Lodhis. For couple looking for some us-time, there is plenty on offer. Even for kids there are options of entertainment such as hillocks and swings.

In this blogpost we will share lot of photographs of Lodhi Garden to show what all to expect at this beautiful garden and hopefully these photographs will give you a virtual tour of Lodhi Gardens in Delhi. 

Talking about geese and ducks, there are some very friendly Geese and some reclusive ducks near the little artificial lake. The geese like to stay around people and on days when the birds are feeling extra-social, you can easily walk amongst them without having your feet pecked at by them. These geese are very popular with the people visiting the park and receive a lot of love in the form of bread crumbs and corn. The ducks though prefer to stay at the other end of the lake, or on the tiny island in the middle of the lake. They make it clear that they don't like people. Apart from these, there are other birds such as egrets, parrots, kingfishers, and a strange green bird, we don't know the name of.

Talking about geese and ducks, there are some very friendly Geese and some reclusive ducks near the little artificial lake. The geese like to stay around people and on days when the birds are feeling extra-social, you can easily walk amongst them without having your feet pecked at by them. These geese are very popular with the people visiting the park and receive a lot of love in the form of bread crumbs and corn. The ducks though prefer to stay at the other end of the lake, or on the tiny island in the middle of the lake. They make it clear that they don't like people. Apart from these, there are other birds such as egrets, parrots, kingfishers, and a strange green bird, we don't know the name of. 

Lodhi Garden is not only about these lush green lawns, trees and nature but some of the most important heritage monuments maintained by ASI. Above photograph shows one of the parts of Lodhi Garden with beautiful Architecture but that's not it. There are more such beautiful architectural marvels in other parts of Lodhi Garden in Delhi.
Lodhi Garden is not only about these lush green lawns, trees and nature but some of the most important heritage monuments maintained by ASI. Above photograph shows one of the parts of Lodhi Garden with beautiful Architecture but that's not it. There are more such beautiful architectural marvels in other parts of Lodhi Garden in Delhi. 

Lodhi Garden is a good place for Delhites and tourists to escape from the hustle-bustle of the city. During afternoon some parts of the garden is full of by couples seeking solitude.

Lodhi Garden is a good place for Delhites and tourists to escape from the hustle-bustle of the city. During afternoon some parts of the garden is full of by couples seeking solitude.

If you happen to be at Lodhi Gardens early in the morning, you will not only see joggers and walkers, but also people doing various activities such as yoga, aerobics and other sports. come a little late and you will come across people walking various breeds of dogs. In the afternoon, the garden transforms into a lovers' paradise, and in the evening, families descend upon it to sit in the grass, to let their toddlers play, and to feed the geese and ducks.

If you happen to be at Lodhi Gardens early in the morning, you will not only see joggers and walkers, but also people doing various activities such as yoga, aerobics and other sports. come a little late and you will come across people walking various breeds of dogs. In the afternoon, the garden transforms into a lovers' paradise, and in the evening, families descend upon it to sit in the grass, to let their toddlers play, and to feed the geese and ducks.

We have been to Lodhi Garden many times in last 7 years and it was always a different experience to see people all around doing various things. Good part is that garden is maintained very well and better things have happened in past. Let's check out this Photo Journey to know more about Lodhi Garden..Most interesting visit to Lodhi Garden was during Scott Kelby Photo-walk when many of my office-friends were accompanying. We enjoyed it a lot and whole day was very productive.People living around this graden prefer to come here for playing, book-reading or spending some quality time with their friends and families.Lodi Gardens is a park in Delhi, capital city of India, which is spread over 90 acres and contains Mohammed Shah's Tomb, Sikander Lodi's Tomb, Sheesh Gumbad and Bara Gumbad, architectural works of the 15th century Sayyid and Lodis, a Pashtun dynasty which ruled much of Northern India during the 16th century, and the site is now protected by the Archeological Survey of India (ASI). Lodhi gardens are situated between Khan Market and Safdarjung's Tomb on Lodi Road. It is beautiful and serene, and is a hotspot for morning walks for the Delhiites.Many folks love to spend their leisure time in green lawns of Lodhi Gardens. Many kids, families, joggers etc can be seen in happy posture. Relaxing environment all around the Lodhi Garden, makes it a wonderful place to spend free time with your loved ones. Kid in above photograph was at garden with his father and both of them were relaxing after playing football. This kid was quite energetic, as he was not interested in any breaks but his father want him to take some drinks/snacks in betweenFurther into the gardens, there are remains of a watercourse connected to the Yamuna River to Sikander Lodi's tomb. This tomb still has the battlements enclosing it. Nearby to Sikander's tomb is the Athpula ('Eight Piered') Bridge, the last of the buildings in Delhi, built during the reign of Mughal Emperor Akbar, it contains seven arches, amongst which the central one being the largest.I request you guys to contact this number again n again and make him feel that monuments are not built for stupid publicity with coal-marks on them. It's extremely sad to see people doing all this on walls of these monuments. There is a big need of educating Indians on this.Still some of the portions of Lodhi Garden are under regular surveillance. Some security people are deployed around some of the monuments to ensure that people don't take these places lightly and do some harmful activities.In the middle of Lodhi Garden, there is the Bara Gumbad which consists of a large rubble-construct dome and it's not a tomb but a gateway to an attached a three domed masjid (mosque), both built in 1494 during the reign of Sikander Lodi, there is also a residence surrounding a central courtyard, where the remains of a water tank can be seen. Opposite the Bara Gumbad is the Sheesh Gumbad (Glass dome) for the glazed tiles used in its construction, which contains the remains of an unknown family, this was also built during the reign of Sikander Lodi. The tomb of Mohammed Shah, the last of the Sayyid dynasty rulers, the earliest of the tombs in the garden, was built in 1444 by Ala-ud-din Alam Shah as a tribute to Mohammed Shah.Tea vendors can be seen all around the garden. Apart from hot tea, vendor offering cold-drinks & snacks can be seen inside Lodhi Garden.Ideally all these activities make the place dirty but somehow people have learned to use dustbins, although some exceptions would always be there.As there is little architecture from two periods remaining in India, Lodi Gardens is an important place of preservation. 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.Sunset light coming directly to hit these walls of Mosque. Orangish light shades make things more beautiful at timesA view of Big Dome from entry to the gate through Gate No 1. There is a huge lawn between the big dome and Gate No 1 with some trees planted symmetrically. Whole garden has appropriate number of dustbins installed at most relevant locations and sign-boards around warnings, directions etcAnother tomb within the gardens is that of Sikander Lodi, which is similar to Mohammed Shah's tomb, though without the chhatris, it was built by his son Ibrahim Lodi in 1517, the last of Sultan of Delhi from Lodi dynasty, as he was defeated by Babur, First battle of Panipat in 1526, this laying the foundation of the Mughal Empire. His tomb is often mistaken to be the Sheesh Gumbad, and is actually situated in near the tehsil office in Panipat, close to the Dargah of Sufi saint Bu Ali Shah Qalandar. It is a simple rectangular structure on a high platform approached by a flight of steps. The tomb was renovated by the British, and an inscription mentioning Ibrahim Lodi's defeat at the hands of Babur and the renovation was included in 1866.Check out more at - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lodi_Gardens

In the middle of Lodhi Garden, there is the Bara Gumbad which consists of a large dome and it's not a tomb but a gateway to an attached a three domed masjid (mosque). 

Above photograph shows interiors of the mosque inside Lodhi Garden. This  Mosque was built in 1494, during the reign of Sikander Lodi. Just opposite the Bara Gumbad is the Sheesh Gumbad (Glass dome). Seems like this Gumbad must be constructed using lot of glass which you can't find today. Inside Sheesh Gumbad, there are remains of an unknown family. Apart from that bats live in these structures and at times, stink when you enter into the gumbad.

Above photograph shows interiors of the mosque inside Lodhi Garden. This  Mosque was built in 1494, during the reign of Sikander Lodi. Just opposite the Bara Gumbad is the Sheesh Gumbad (Glass dome). Seems like this Gumbad must be constructed using lot of glass which you can't find today. Inside Sheesh Gumbad, there are remains of an unknown family. Apart from that bats live in these structures and at times, stink when you enter into the gumbad. 

The tomb of Mohammed Shah is also present inside Lodhi Garden. Mohammed Shah was last of the Sayyid dynasty rulers and his tomb was built in 1444 by Ala-ud-din Alam Shah as a tribute to Mohammed Shah.

 The tomb of Mohammed Shah is also present inside Lodhi Garden. Mohammed Shah was last of the Sayyid dynasty rulers and his tomb was built in 1444 by Ala-ud-din Alam Shah as a tribute to Mohammed Shah.

Travellingcamera loves walking around these wonderful structures of Lodhi Garden and click these shadows & filtered light making various interesting shapes inside the darkness of these tombs and structures. And I love this contrast of greens outside and interiors of dark brown structures, as you can see in above photograph.

Travellingcamera loves walking around these wonderful structures of Lodhi Garden and click these shadows & filtered light making various interesting shapes inside the darkness of these tombs and structures. And I love this contrast of greens outside and interiors of dark brown structures, as you can see in above photograph.  

Sunset light coming directly to hit these walls of Mosque. Orangish light shades make things more beautiful at times.

Sunset light coming directly to hit these walls of Mosque. Orangish light shades make things more beautiful at times.

Here is a view of Big Dome from entry to the gate through Gate No 1. There is a huge lawn between the big dome and Gate No 1 with some trees planted symmetrically. Whole garden has appropriate number of dustbins installed at most relevant locations and sign-boards around warnings, directions etc.

Here is a view of Big Dome from entry to the gate through Gate No 1. There is a huge lawn between the big dome and Gate No 1 with some trees planted symmetrically. Whole garden has appropriate number of dustbins installed at most relevant locations and sign-boards around warnings, directions etc.

Another tomb within the gardens is that of Sikander Lodi, which is similar to Mohammed Shah's tomb, though without the chhatris, it was built by his son Ibrahim Lodi in 1517.  It is a simple rectangular structure on a high platform approached by a flight of steps. The tomb was renovated by the British, and an inscription mentioning Ibrahim Lodi's defeat at the hands of Babur and the renovation was included in 1866.

Another tomb within the gardens is that of Sikander Lodi, which is similar to Mohammed Shah's tomb, though without the chhatris, it was built by his son Ibrahim Lodi in 1517.  It is a simple rectangular structure on a high platform approached by a flight of steps. The tomb was renovated by the British, and an inscription mentioning Ibrahim Lodi's defeat at the hands of Babur and the renovation was included in 1866.

There are various folks employees at Lodhi Garden to maintain this huge green landscapes and a big salute to all these workers who groom this space and make it safer for anybody to come in & enjoy their time in their own ways. There are different kinds of flowering plants in various sections of Lodhi Garden and you would see flowers in appropriate season across the parks. There is also a rose garden inside Lodhi Garden which has different kinds of roses and above photograph is clicked around rose park in Lodhi Garden, Delhi.
There are various folks employees at Lodhi Garden to maintain this huge green landscapes and a big salute to all these workers who groom this space and make it safer for anybody to come in & enjoy their time in their own ways. There are different kinds of flowering plants in various sections of Lodhi Garden and you would see flowers in appropriate season across the parks. There is also a rose garden inside Lodhi Garden which has different kinds of roses and above photograph is clicked around rose park in Lodhi Garden, Delhi. 

The monuments in the garden are Mohammad Shah's tomb, Sikandar Lodi's tomb, Shisha Gumbad, and Bada Gumbad, all built by the Lodhi's in the 15th century. The structures are interesting and the ceilings and walls have some interesting Mughal carvings.

The monuments in the garden are Mohammad Shah's tomb, Sikandar Lodi's tomb, Shisha Gumbad, and Bada Gumbad, all built by the Lodhi's in the 15th century. The structures are interesting and the ceilings and walls have some interesting Mughal carvings. 

Travellingcamera loves clicking ceilings, windows and doors. Above photograph is clicked inside one of the gumbads of Lodhi Garden.
Travellingcamera loves clicking ceilings, windows and doors. Above photograph is clicked inside one of the gumbads of Lodhi Garden.  

Quality of these photographs is not good because of very low light inside these tombs, especially top most part of these structures get least light.
Quality of these photographs is not good because of very low light inside these tombs, especially top most part of these structures get least light.

Above photograph of ceiling is probably is clicked inside the Mosque at Lodhi Garden in Delhi.

Above photograph of ceiling is probably is clicked inside the Mosque at Lodhi Garden in Delhi. 

Have a closer look at this ceiling inside one of the structures inside Lodhi Garden. That shows that there was a duration when these monuments were not maintained that well or probably it's because of the age of these structures. Some of the portions of the monuments inside Lodhi Garden have lost details.

Have a closer look at this ceiling inside one of the structures inside Lodhi Garden. That shows that there was a duration when these monuments were not maintained that well or probably it's because of the age of these structures. Some of the portions of the monuments inside Lodhi Garden have lost details. 

Here is a contrast, wherein ceiling details  are almost intact and the difference is that deep carvings on stone are probably less prone to damage while things pasted on top of the stone may damage sooner. That's my hypothesis and can be wrong.

Here is a contrast, wherein ceiling details  are almost intact and the difference is that deep carvings on stone are probably less prone to damage while things pasted on top of the stone may damage sooner. That's my hypothesis and can be wrong. 

With its various offerings, Lodhi Gardens are a photographer's dream come true especially on bright sunny days right after the monsoon rains. There are a lot of opportunities and a lot of moments worth capturing in these lawns. Imagine children running down the hillocks or a toddler learning to run. Imagine a flock of birds suddenly taking flight. Imagine the geese cleaning their feathers. Imagine an egret poised for a strike. Imagine an old man watching a family play from a distance. It is all there, all waiting to be captured, waiting to be eternalised. So what are you waiting for. Grab your camera or smartphone and go get that perfect shot!

With its various offerings, Lodhi Gardens are a photographer's dream come true especially on bright sunny days right after the monsoon rains. There are a lot of opportunities and a lot of moments worth capturing in these lawns. Imagine children running down the hillocks or a toddler learning to run. Imagine a flock of birds suddenly taking flight. Imagine the geese cleaning their feathers. Imagine an egret poised for a strike. Imagine an old man watching a family play from a distance. It is all there, all waiting to be captured, waiting to be eternalised. So what are you waiting for. Grab your camera or smartphone and go get that perfect shot! 

Above photograph shows intricate designs on entry doors of these huge gumbads in Lodhi Garden, Delhi.

Above photograph shows intricate designs on entry doors of these huge gumbads in Lodhi Garden, Delhi. 

I have been to Lodhi Garden many times, and light variation makes it always interesting to do photography around these lush green gardens. Bada Gumbad which automatically comes first as we enter through Gate No. 1 of Lodhi Garden is a beautiful structure in Lodhi Garden of Delhi.

I have been to Lodhi Garden many times, and light variation makes it always interesting to do photography around these lush green gardens. Bada Gumbad which automatically comes first as we enter through Gate No. 1 of Lodhi Garden is a beautiful structure in Lodhi Garden of Delhi. 

Lodi Garden in Delhi is spread over 90 acres which contains Mohammed Shah's Tomb, Sikander Lodi's Tomb, Sheesh Gumbad and Bara Gumbad, architectural works  which are now protected by the Archeological Survey of India (ASI).

Lodi Garden in Delhi is spread over 90 acres which contains Mohammed Shah's Tomb, Sikander Lodi's Tomb, Sheesh Gumbad and Bara Gumbad, architectural works  which are now protected by the Archeological Survey of India (ASI).

Tea vendors can be seen all around the garden. Apart from hot tea, vendor offering cold-drinks & snacks can be seen inside Lodhi Garden.Ideally all these activities make the place dirty but somehow people have learned to use dustbins, although some exceptions would always be there

Tea vendors can be seen all around the garden. Apart from hot tea, vendor offering cold-drinks & snacks can be seen inside Lodhi Garden.Ideally all these activities make the place dirty but somehow people have learned to use dustbins, although some exceptions would always be there.

Tea, cold-drinks, chips and some light snacks are offered by small vendors inside the garden. It's good to see dustbins installed at reachable places, which are quite helpful in keeping the place clean.  Many families come to Lodhi Garden to celebrate weekend with their kids & family members. It's always  really nice to see a different type of environment in the lawns of Lodhi Garden.

Tea, cold-drinks, chips and some light snacks are offered by small vendors inside the garden. It's good to see dustbins installed at reachable places, which are quite helpful in keeping the place clean.  Many families come to Lodhi Garden to celebrate weekend with their kids & family members. It's always  really nice to see a different type of environment in the lawns of Lodhi Garden.

Many tourists can be seen visiting these beautiful lawns of Lodhi Garden. This is one of the well located gardens in the capital city of India. It's close to Khan Market, India Habitat Center and Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium. Different kinds of people come to Lodhi Garden with different motives. Delhi Couples also like the place very much.

Many tourists can be seen visiting these beautiful lawns of Lodhi Garden. This is one of the well located gardens in the capital city of India. It's close to Khan MarketIndia Habitat Center and Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium. Different kinds of people come to Lodhi Garden with different motives. Delhi Couples also like the place very much. 

We have been to Lodhi Garden many times in last 15 years and it was always a different experience to see people all around doing various things. Good part is that garden is maintained very well and better things have happened in past.

We have been to Lodhi Garden many times in last 15 years and it was always a different experience to see people all around doing various things. Good part is that garden is maintained very well and better things have happened in past

Many folks love to spend their leisure time in green lawns of Lodhi Gardens. Many kids, families, joggers etc can be seen in happy posture. Relaxing environment all around the Lodhi Garden, makes it a wonderful place to spend free time with your loved ones. Kid in above photograph was at garden with his father and both of them were relaxing after playing football. This kid was quite energetic, as he was not interested in any breaks but his father want him to take some drinks/snacks in between.

Many folks love to spend their leisure time in green lawns of Lodhi Gardens. Many kids, families, joggers etc can be seen in happy posture. Relaxing environment all around the Lodhi Garden, makes it a wonderful place to spend free time with your loved ones. Kid in above photograph was at garden with his father and both of them were relaxing after playing football. This kid was quite energetic, as he was not interested in any breaks but his father want him to take some drinks/snacks in between.

People living around Lodhi Garden prefer to come here for jogging, playing, book-reading or spending some quality time with their friends and families.

People living around Lodhi Garden prefer to come here for jogging, playing, book-reading or spending some quality time with their friends and families.

Close to Sikander's tomb there is eight piered bridge which is popularly known as Athpula. Athpula is one of those buildings in Delhi which were built during the reign of Mughal Emperor Akbar.  Athpula contains seven arches, amongst which the central one being the largest.

 Close to Sikander's tomb there is eight piered bridge which is popularly known as Athpula. Athpula is one of those buildings in Delhi which were built during the reign of Mughal Emperor Akbar.  Athpula contains seven arches, amongst which the central one being the largest. 

Athpula bride inside Lodhi Garden is another interesting place to visit. There is huge water body under the bridge which has lot of geese. Kids love coming to this place and lot of folks bring bread to feed the geese.

Athpula bride inside Lodhi Garden is another interesting place to visit. There is huge water body under the bridge which has lot of geese. Kids love coming to this place and lot of folks bring bread to feed the geese.

Still some of the portions of Lodhi Garden are under regular surveillance. Some security people are deployed around some of the monuments to ensure that people don't take these places lightly and do some harmful activities.

Still some of the portions of Lodhi Garden are under regular surveillance. Some security people are deployed around some of the monuments to ensure that people don't take these places lightly and do some harmful activities. 

Lodhi Garden is also full of health conscious & fitness freaks, especially early in the morning and evenings. And if you visit the place during weekend (early mornings), lot of folks from different parts of NCR (National Capital Region of India) come to Lodhi Garden for jogging, running, yoga, exercise, cycling, and various other fitness activities.

Lodhi Garden is also full of health conscious & fitness freaks, especially early in the morning and evenings. And if you visit the place during weekend (early mornings), lot of folks from different parts of NCR (National Capital Region of India) come to Lodhi Garden for jogging, running, yoga, exercise, cycling, and various other fitness activities. 

During morning, there are mostly individuals or couples walking around the jogging paths or doing yoga in lush green lawns. While in evening, you would also see lot of families sitting around the lawns and indulged in different games like - football, badminton, cricket, volleyball etc.  One need not to worry about Lodhi Garden timings, as it's open most of the time you would plan to visit.

During morning, there are mostly individuals or couples walking around the jogging paths or doing yoga in lush green lawns. While in evening, you would also see lot of families sitting around the lawns and indulged in different games like - football, badminton, cricket, volleyball etc.  One need not to worry about Lodhi Garden timings, as it's open most of the time you would plan to visit.

Kids love playing hide-n-seek around these monuments in Lodhi Garden. In the late evening, most of these monuments are well lit and photographers love shooting Lodhi Garden in low light.

Kids love playing hide-n-seek around these monuments in Lodhi Garden. In the late evening, most of these monuments are well lit and photographers love shooting Lodhi Garden in low light.  

Many families visit Laodhi Garden during the weekends and especially in evenings. Kids can be seen buying baloons, candies and playing football. Some of the parents ensure that kids make best use of open space and do some exercise in terms of games like football, badminton, cricket etc.

Many families visit Laodhi Garden during the weekends and especially in evenings. Kids can be seen buying baloons, candies and playing football. Some of the parents ensure that kids make best use of open space and do some exercise in terms of games like football, badminton, cricket etc. 

There are lot of fitness groups who do various kinds of fitness sessions at Lodhi Garden. Frequency of those sessions is different. Some are organized by individual and few by companies like Reebok & Decathlon.

There are lot of fitness groups who do various kinds of fitness sessions at Lodhi Garden. Frequency of those sessions is different. Some are organized by individual and few by companies like Reebok & Decathlon. 

Lodhi Garden is full of birds. Probably most of the other areas in Delhi are very noisy and huge green patch of Lodhi Garden suits the best for them to relax.

Lodhi Garden is full of birds. Probably most of the other areas in Delhi are very noisy and huge green patch of Lodhi Garden suits the best for them to relax. 

Every time I visit Lodhi Garden, I observe a new things. Whenever I am around India Habitat Center of Khan Market, I ensure that I take a round of Lodhi Garden.

Every time I visit Lodhi Garden, I observe a new things. Whenever I am around India Habitat Center of Khan Market, I ensure that I take a round of Lodhi Garden. 

Most of the times I entered Lodhi Garden through the gate near to Lodhi Restaurant and most of times ended up walking around Bara Gumbad tomb, Sheesh Gumbad, The three domed mosque which is adjacent to Bada Gumbad, walled enclosure of the Sikander Lodi's Tomb and the water body in one of the corners of Lodhi Garden. But most of the times, I noticed a very well lit Tomb from the road which connects Sufdarjung Tomb with India Habitat Center.

Most of the times I entered Lodhi Garden through the gate near to Lodhi Restaurant and most of times ended up walking around Bara Gumbad tomb, Sheesh Gumbad, The three domed mosque which is adjacent to Bada Gumbad, walled enclosure of the Sikander Lodi's Tomb and the water body in one of the corners of Lodhi Garden. But most of the times, I noticed a very well lit Tomb from the road which connects Sufdarjung Tomb with India Habitat Center. 

Above photograph shows Tomb of Mohammed Shah.

Above photograph shows Tomb of Mohammed Shah.
   
Above photograph shows Tomb of Mohammed Shah.



Some time back restoration work has happened for these monuments. In fact, these days two main projects are under progress at Lodhi Garden - One is a colourful initiative by some Artists to paint all dustbins at Lodhi Garden with some beautiful designs. The second one if restoration work happening near the mosque. The work of conservation Mohammed Shah's Tomb was started with the Mohammed Shah’s Tomb. At first, restoration of the inverted lotus on top of the dome was carried out.

Some time back restoration work has happened for these monuments. In fact, these days two main projects are under progress at Lodhi Garden - One is a colourful initiative by some Artists to paint all dustbins at Lodhi Garden with some beautiful designs. The second one if restoration work happening near the mosque. The work of conservation Mohammed Shah's Tomb was started with the Mohammed Shah’s Tomb. At first, restoration of the inverted lotus on top of the dome was carried out.


Lot of kids come to Lodhi Garden with their friends to enjoy sports. Many times cricket & football lovers can be seen around different lawns of Lodhi garden. It was a weekday when I visited Lodhi Garden but still there were lot of folks in the garden at 5:30pm. Many of the families were there to walk around and have fun with their loved ones.

Lot of kids come to Lodhi Garden with their friends to enjoy sports. Many times cricket & football lovers can be seen around different lawns of Lodhi garden. It was a weekday when I visited Lodhi Garden but still there were lot of folks in the garden at 5:30pm. Many of the families were there to walk around and have fun with their loved ones.

Many folks come to Lodhi Garden to meditate or do some exercises. Overall environment at Lodhi Garden is quite different from other places in Delhi. I think it's more related to the green patches we have created in south Delhi. Likewise Nehru park is also another well maintained green area in south Delhi.

Many folks come to Lodhi Garden to meditate or do some exercises. Overall environment at Lodhi Garden is quite different from other places in Delhi. I think it's more related to the green patches we have created in south Delhi. Likewise Nehru park is also another well maintained green area in south Delhi.

As a photographer one can spend the day photographing birds, monuments, flora and fauna. The garden is home to several species of birds.

If you are at Lodhi Garden and interested in exploring other places/events nearby, here are some options :

India Habitat Center on Lodhi road in Delhi is a brilliant place which hosts some of the great art shows, photography exhibitions, Art/Literary festivals and lot of interesting events around Art/Culture. I have regularly visiting IHC for last 10 years and it's always refreshing to roam around the campus, see some art shows & have food at 'Eatopia' or 'The all American Diner'. This post shares more about the place, things to do, how to reach and why it's one of the most interesting places in Delhi for Art lovers.Above photograph shows a small part of India Habitat Centre. This is a beautiful piece of architecture. This building has some of the important offices of Delhi. Apart from the beautiful building, it has beautiful landscapes outside. IHC has good number of exhibition halls, auditoriums, open air amphitheater and lawns. Any time you go to IHC, you would find different art shows happening in the campus.Whenever I am in South Delhi and have time, I prefer coming to IHC. Probability is high if it's lunch or dinner time :) . Eatopia is a reasonable place in IHC which offers great food and variety of desserts. There are different counters around seating area. One can get Indian Street food, North Indian delicacies, Thai food, Chinese, Continental and lot more.Last weekend we visited Indian Habitat Center for Poetry Festival Kaafiya and Nishant was accompanying us. We had our lunch at Eatopia and he loved the desserts.Artologue had arranged a brilliant event in the middle of IHC campus. They had spread 25 feet canvas on the floor and everyone was welcome to paint it. Artologue presented 'Art Walle लोग ' and it's on till 31st October. This is a brilliant initiative by a couple who are into Travelling, Art and Media.We also participated in painting this huge canvas. Nishant started by painting flowers, added leaves and finally ensured that all of it is inside a fence. Some of the folks standing there liked the art created by Nishant. I was a little hesitant in trying out anything on this canvas, but Nishant inspired and all of us tried our hands. We could come up with reasonably good art :).Lot of such events keep happening at India Habitat Centre. First Edition of Delhi Photo Festival was also hosted by India Habitat Centre and most of the space was used for exhibiting Photography work by Photographers from different parts of the globe.After spending some time around this huge canvas, we headed towards Open Palm court to see exhibition by one of the friends.It's recommended to check online if something interesting is happening at India Habitat Centre, but you can also go without checking and I am sure you would not be disappointed as an Art lover.Additional tip - If you feel like having ginger tea after roaming around India Habitat Center, go to the back gate where an oldman sells awesome ginger tea.

India Habitat Center is again at walking distance from Lodhi Garden. India Habitat Center on Lodhi road in Delhi is a brilliant place which hosts some of the great art shows, photography exhibitions, Art/Literary festivals and lot of interesting events around Art/Culture. I have regularly visiting IHC for last 10 years and it's always refreshing to roam around the campus, see some art shows & have food at 'Eatopia' or 'The all American Diner'. 


Khan Market is very next to Lodhi Garden and again it's at walking distance from Lodhi Garden. Khan Market is popular market in South Delhi which has some very interesting showrooms, designer outlets, fancy cafes and outstanding restaurants along with some very old & popular eateries like Khan Chacha's Kebabs.   If you want to move to somewhere else in Delhi, there is a Metro station close to Khan Market.

Khan Market is very next to Lodhi Garden and again it's at walking distance from Lodhi Garden. Khan Market is popular market in South Delhi which has some very interesting showrooms, designer outlets, fancy cafes and outstanding restaurants along with some very old & popular eateries like Khan Chacha's Kebabs

If you want to move to somewhere else in Delhi, there is a Metro station close to Khan Market.




Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi is the official residence of the President of India, located in New Delhi, Delhi, India. Until 1950 it was known as Viceroy's House and served as the residence of the Viceroy of India. It is at the heart of an area known as Lutyens' Delhi. It is the largest residence of any Head of the State in the world.  The layout of the palace is designed around a massive square although there are many courtyards and open inner areas within. There are separate wings for the Viceroy and another wing for guests. The Viceroy’s wing is a separate four-storey house in itself, with its own court areas within. The wing was so large that the first president of India decided not to stay there, staying in the guest wing, a tradition which was followed by subsequent presidents. At the centre of the main part of the palace, underneath the main dome, is the Durbar Hall, which was known as the Throne Room during British rule when it had thrones for the Viceroy and his wife. It's a must visit place for Architecture lovers.

Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi is the official residence of the President of India, located in New Delhi, Delhi, India. Until 1950 it was known as Viceroy's House and served as the residence of the Viceroy of India. It is at the heart of an area known as Lutyens' Delhi. It is the largest residence of any Head of the State in the world.

The layout of the palace is designed around a massive square although there are many courtyards and open inner areas within. There are separate wings for the Viceroy and another wing for guests. The Viceroy’s wing is a separate four-storey house in itself, with its own court areas within. The wing was so large that the first president of India decided not to stay there, staying in the guest wing, a tradition which was followed by subsequent presidents. At the centre of the main part of the palace, underneath the main dome, is the Durbar Hall, which was known as the Throne Room during British rule when it had thrones for the Viceroy and his wife. It's a must visit place for Architecture lovers. 



Long time back when started searching about Change of Guards, goolge was suggesting London or Buckinghom Palce. On searching more I got the confirmation that Change of Guards at Indian President's house is open for public on Sturdays.   Since the ceremony starts at 8am sharp one needs to plan the day early. All of us were up by 5:30 and started from Noida at 6:30am. It hardly took 30 minutes to reach Rashtrapati House in morning and that gave us enough time to figure out the entry gate and car parking.

Long time back when started searching about Change of Guards, goolge was suggesting London or Buckinghom Palce. On searching more I got the confirmation that Change of Guards at Indian President's house is open for public on Sturdays. 

Since the ceremony starts at 8am sharp one needs to plan the day early. All of us were up by 5:30 and started from Noida at 6:30am. It hardly took 30 minutes to reach Rashtrapati House in morning and that gave us enough time to figure out the entry gate and car parking.



It's located at walking distance from India Gate. Whole campus has an artistic feel and inside National Gallery of Modern Arts, we don't feel like being in Delhi... There are many such places in Delhi but this is again a wonderful place ! Most of the gardens of National Gallery of Modern Arts have various sculptures created by famous Indian Artists. Above photograph shows some of the sculptures lying in main garden of the Gallery, which is near to main entry gate.

Whole campus has an artistic feel and inside National Gallery of Modern Arts, we don't feel like being in Delhi... There are many such places in Delhi but this is again a wonderful place ! Most of the gardens of National Gallery of Modern Arts have various sculptures created by famous Indian Artists. Above photograph shows some of the sculptures lying in main garden of the Gallery, which is near to main entry gate.

Old Fort (Purana Quila) is very close to Zoo and a few kilometers from India Gate. If you are planning a visit during evening, you can spend good time watching light & sound show which takes you through history of Delhi. Check out the link below for more details on that.   Ishq-e-Dilli - A light and sound interpretation of the allure of Delhi at Old Fort

Old Fort (Purana Quila) is very close to Zoo and a few kilometers from Lodhi Garden. If you are planning a visit during evening, you can spend good time watching light & sound show which takes you through history of Delhi. Check out the link below for more details on that. 


The Hindi show starts at 7:00pm and the English one at 8:30pm (during the month of October). The timings are different during different months, so it's recommended to check out the ITDC website for right timings of these shows.   For the English show, entry starts 15 minutes before the show and the show itself starts almost on time. The sound that tells the story of Delhi is perfectly in sync with the visuals projected on a facade of old fort. All these photographs show different visuals flashed on the walls of Old Fort in Delhi.   The ticket costs 100 Rs per person and it's 50 Rs for senior citizen, kids & students. If you are going in a car, there is enough parking space at the gate, unless there are lot of people. If you want to use Delhi Metro for commute - take the metro to Pragati Maidan and from there an auto would charge 40/50 Rs. Several buses too travel on this road from Pragati Maidan Metro station.

The Hindi show starts at 7:00pm and the English one at 8:30pm (during the month of October). The timings are different during different months, so it's recommended to check out the ITDC website for right timings of these shows.  

For the English show, entry starts 15 minutes before the show and the show itself starts almost on time. The sound that tells the story of Delhi is perfectly in sync with the visuals projected on a facade of old fort. All these photographs show different visuals flashed on the walls of Old Fort in Delhi. 

The ticket costs 100 Rs per person and it's 50 Rs for senior citizen, kids & students. If you are going in a car, there is enough parking space at the gate, unless there are lot of people. If you want to use Delhi Metro for commute - take the metro to Pragati Maidan and from there an auto would charge 40/50 Rs. Several buses too travel on this road from Pragati Maidan Metro station. 



Delhi Zoo is one of the most popular place for folks visiting Delhi from other parts of the world or different Indian States. Especially Kids love to visit Delhi Zoological Park to experience controlled wildlife.  Delhi Zoo is one of the very well maintained zoological parks in the country which has good number of wild animals and birds in it. This is located just next to the Old Fort and the lake. There is enough parking space outside the main gate. And it's recommended to eat something before entering into the zoo. Now eatables are not allowed inside and there is no option inside if you feel like eating something.
Delhi Zoo is one of the most popular place for folks visiting Delhi from other parts of the world or different Indian States. Especially Kids love to visit Delhi Zoological Park to experience controlled wildlife.  Delhi Zoo is one of the very well maintained zoological parks in the country which has good number of wild animals and birds in it. This is located just next to the Old Fort and the lake. There is enough parking space outside the main gate. And it's recommended to eat something before entering into the zoo. Now eatables are not allowed inside and there is no option inside if you feel like eating something.

Probably Delhi Zoo is best place when you are planning an outing with Kids. Kids love going to the Zoo, watching different animals especially White Tiger, Giraffe, Lion, Zerba, Jaguar and colorful birds which can be rarely seen otherwise.  


Taj Mahal of Delhi in red stone is Humayun's tomb, although the real connection between Taj Mahal & Humayun's tomb is more interesting. When Taj Mahal was built, the inspiration for Architecture came from this beautiful tomb in Delhi. Certainly the size of Taj Mahal is huge in comparison to the Humayun's Tomb and other basic difference is kind of stone used. Taj Mahal is made up of white marble when Humayun's tomb is in Red Stone. Both of these beautiful monuments are symmetrical and built on top of a square platform. Look at the monument from any of the four directions and it will look the same.

Taj Mahal of Delhi in red stone is Humayun's tomb, although the real connection between Taj Mahal & Humayun's tomb is more interesting. When Taj Mahal was built, the inspiration for Architecture came from this beautiful tomb in Delhi. Certainly the size of Taj Mahal is huge in comparison to the Humayun's Tomb and other basic difference is kind of stone used. Taj Mahal is made up of white marble when Humayun's tomb is in Red Stone. Both of these beautiful monuments are symmetrical and built on top of a square platform. Look at the monument from any of the four directions and it will look the same.  

Humayun Tomb is one of the popular place among Delhi Photographers and many of the Photographers have worked on this beautiful monument. I have visited this place many times and this time we were accompanying some of the office folks who had come from US and wanted to explore something around Delhi. 




Delhi is extremely rich in terms of heritage and there are 3 UNESCO sites in the capital city of India. Apart from Red Fort, Qutub Minar and Humayun's tomb there are lot of other monuments to visit & explore in Delhi. Safdarjung is very special amongst them because of various reasons like it's architecture, well maintained gardens around it, it's location and a lot more which we will share through this blogpost. We will also discuss about how to reach Safdarjung Tomb from various parts of Delhi by using various transportation systems and entry ticket fees, timings etc. But more than that, we bring you some interesting secrets about Safdarjung Tomb and places around it.

Delhi is extremely rich in terms of heritage and there are 3 UNESCO sites in the capital city of India. Apart from Red FortQutub Minar and Humayun's tomb there are lot of other monuments to visit & explore in Delhi. Safdarjung is very special amongst them because of various reasons like it's architecture, well maintained gardens around it, it's location and a lot more which we will share through this blogpost. We will also discuss about how to reach Safdarjung Tomb from various parts of Delhi by using various transportation systems and entry ticket fees, timings etc. But more than that, we bring you some interesting secrets about Safdarjung Tomb and places around it. 


Question: What is that one place in Delhi that symbolizes patriotism, the "coolness" factor, the common man, and the top bureaucracy, peace, and struggle, all at one go? And the right answer is... you guessed it. India Gate!The simple, yet imposing, structure, the India Gate is also home to the Amar Jawan Jyoti - the eternal flame that is kept alight in the memory of soldiers who were martyred in the various wars and during India's struggle  for freedom. India Gate is also at the centre of the annual Republic Day Parade, which fills every Indian's heart with pride and also showcases the strength of Indian Armed Forces to the world. Today, India Gate has also come to be known as the place where the common people of Delhi and beyond gather on a pleasant day or in evenings and hangout till late in the night munching on spicy bhelpuri, golgappe, and sweet potato chaat. It is the place where women-hawkers, draped in colorful Rajasthani or Haryanvi attire, sell trinkets to tourists, where patient young men lighten up the surroundings with magical soap-bubbles in an attempt to entice children into buying the soup solution and the bubble blower. Tea-sellers roam the lawns with their shiny aluminium kettles selling tea to youngsters sitting on the green lawns, while photographers try to convince people to get their pictures clicked with India Gate in the background. The entire vista is bubbling with happiness and life. And this becomes even magical in the monsoons when the sky is clear and the puddles form everywhere offering opportunities to click spectacular reflections of India Gate. All pictures in this post are shot with our smartphone Huawei Honor 5c. We take pride in calling ourselves the Huawei Honor family as almost all of us own a Honor phone. And we can't be more pleased with the results. At India Gate, this gathering of common people is happening in the backdrop of the President's House. And this is what Delhi is all about - the land of contrasts and contradictions. Even though we are mighty proud of the pictures in this post, no picture can ever do justice to the enigma that is India Gate of today.
India Gate is that one place in Delhi that symbolizes patriotism, the "coolness" factor, the common man, and the top bureaucracy, peace, and struggle, all at one go The simple, yet imposing, structure, the India Gate is also home to the Amar Jawan Jyoti - the eternal flame that is kept alight in the memory of soldiers who were martyred in the various wars and during India's struggle  for freedom. India Gate is also at the centre of the annual Republic Day Parade in Delhi, which fills every Indian's heart with pride and also showcases the strength of Indian Armed Forces to the world. 

If you liked this post and found it helpful, I would request you to follow these things when traveling -

- Manage your waste well and don’t litter.
- Use dustbins. Tell us if you went to a place and found it hard to locate a dustbin.
- Avoid bottle waters in hills. Usually you get clean water in hills and water bottles create lot of mess in our ecosystem.
- Say big no to plastic and avoid those unhealthy snacks packed in plastic bags. Rather buy fruits.
- Don't play loud blaring music in forests or jungle camps. You are a guest in that ecosystem and disturbing the locals (humans and animals) is not polite.

Comments

Trending Post Today !

Travel & Music || Enchanting Himachal and its Charming Songs

タイムターナーを回しましょう || スコットランドの高地の忘れられない思い出

Dennis Special Whisky from Rock and Storm Distilleries

City Palace - One of the main places to visit & explore in Beautiful Udaipur, Rajasthan

How to reach Kasol/Malana and top things to do around this stunning hill-station of Himalayan State of India