Previously known as Lady Wellington Park, the Lodhi Gardens were renamed for the tombs of the Lodhi Sultans that stand here. Bahlol Lodhi founded the Lodhi dynasty (1451-1526), and although they never managed to attain the glory of their successors (the Mughals), the Lodhis left behind some impressive monuments. Of these, the best known are the tombs.
The Lodhi Gardens stretch across lawns, bamboo groves, and copses of margosa, silk cotton, mimosa and other trees. There are benches, jogging tracks, a small enclosure with some pretty bonsai (the enclosure’s very ambitiously named the `National Bonsai Park’). It’s a great place for a morning walk, a picnic with the kids, a jog with the dog, or some...Read More