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Here is the list of 20 parks in delhi for a perfect day-out, 1. lodhi garden, delhi.

Lodhi Garden, Delhi

Located near the Safdarjung tomb and Khan Market of Delhi, the Lodhi Garden is a luscious garden that houses the tombs of Sayyid ruler Mohammed Shah and Lodhi king Sikandar Lodhi. The construction of this great work of architecture took place under the Lodhi reign sometime in the 15th century.  Timings : 6:00 AM - 7:30 PM

2. Mughal Gardens, Delhi, Delhi

Mughal Gardens, Delhi, Delhi

Popularly known as the “soul” of the Presidential Palace, the Mughal Gardens are located inside the Rashtrapati Bhawan Complex. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in the year 1917 for Lady Harding, the gardens cover a vast area of 13 acres and are a wonderful incorporation of Mughal architecture with that of British style.  Timings : 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

3. Sunder Nursery, Delhi

Sunder Nursery, Delhi

Sunder Nursery in New Delhi is a 16th-century heritage park home to 6 world heritage monuments. The 90-acre garden near Humayun's Tomb also houses a paradise garden with a marble fountain, almost 300 plants and tree species, 80 bird species and 40 butterfly species. Every Saturday and Sunday, The Earth Collective farmers market is pitched here. Timings : 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

4. Garden of Five Senses, Delhi

Garden of Five Senses, Delhi

Located in the poised Said-ul-Ajaib, away from the din of the city, the Garden of Five Senses is designed to stimulate your senses of touch, sight, smell, sound and taste. It has various theme parks, a section of Mughal baghs, pools of water lilies, cascades of sparkling water, a solar energy park, an amphitheatre, a humongous yet charming food court, in addition to umpteen sculptures, rock carvings and themed decor. Timings : April to September: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM, October to March: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Deer Park, Hauz Khas

Popularly known as the "lungs of Delhi", Deer Park is a verdant green park situated in the heart of the very crowded Hauz Khas Village. Consisting of a deer park, duck park, art market, rabbit fields, fountain, lake and an enclosed old heritage monument area, this park in Delhi is a common favourite and a respite among Delhites looking for a break from the pollution and dust of the city. Timings: 5:00 AM - 8:00 PM During Summer and 5:30 AM - 8:00 PM During Winter (all days of the week)

6. Central Park, Rajiv Chowk

Central Park, Rajiv Chowk

Located in the heart of Connaught Place, Central Park is a beautiful verdant park in Delhi with meandering waterways, sparkling fountains and tall towering trees all around. Most famous for the romantic couples that frequent the place, the park is also popular among kids and adults to rewind and relax from the adjacent markets. Timings:  6:00 AM - 6:30 PM

7. Mehrauli Archaeological Park, Mehrauli

Mehrauli Archaeological Park, Mehrauli

Mehrauli Archaeological Park is an archaeological area spread over 200 acres in Mehrauli, Delhi, adjacent to Qutub Minar World Heritage site and the Qutb complex. It consists of over 100 historically significant monuments. It is the only area in Delhi known for 1,000 years of continuous years of occupation and includes the ruins of Lal Kot.  Timings: 5:00 AM - 6:30 PM (all days of the week)

8. Buddha Jayanti Park, Vandemataram Marg

Buddha Jayanti Park, Vandemataram Marg

Established to celebrate the 2500th anniversary of Gautam Buddha, Buddha Jayanti Park is located in Central Ridge Reserve Forest, New Delhi. With large open meadows, green brooks and colourful flowering shrubs, this is one of the scenic parks in Delhi ideal to spend some time amidst nature, in peace, far from the chaos of the city. Timings: 5:30 AM - 8:00 PM

9. Nehru Park, Delhi, Delhi

Nehru Park, Delhi, Delhi

Located in the Chanakyapuri Diplomatic Enclave in New Delhi, Nehru Park sprawls over an area of 85 acres. Named after our first Prime Minister Pandit Nehru, the park was established in 1969. Timings : 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM

10. India Gate Lawns, Rajpath

India Gate Lawns, Rajpath

India Gate lawns are one of the most visited parks in Delhi. Surrounding the magnificent India Gate on all sides, these lawns are full of life and energy at all times of the day. Even during the nighttime, you can find people relaxing in the lawns. Sprinkled with fountains and flowering shrubs, the lawns are the most common hangout place for the tourists visiting India Gate. Timings: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM (all days of the week)

11. National Rose Garden, Chanakyapuri

National Rose Garden, Chanakyapuri

National Indo-Africa Friendship Rose Garden, or commonly known as the National Rose Garden is a gorgeous rose garden situated in Chanakyapuri in New Delhi. It boasts of varieties of roses curated from all over the world. This park in Delhi is especially crowded from November to January when the roses are in full bloom. Timings: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM (all days of the week)

12. Talkatora Garden, Rashtrapati Bhawan

Talkatora Garden, Rashtrapati Bhawan

Located on the Willingdon Crescent Road, Talkatora Garden is one of the most splendid parks in Delhi. It has a centrally placed indoor stadium and a historical spot where the war between the Mughals and Marathas was fought in 1738 where the Mughals emerged victoriously.  Timings:  3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

13. Japanese Park, Swarn Jayanti Park

Japanese Park, Swarn Jayanti Park

Japanese Park is a newly constructed beautiful park situated in the Rohini area of Delhi. Replete with swings for kids, a tiny pond, play area and green meadows, it is a common favourite both among kids and adults. You can also spot egrets and other birds near the park in the evening. Timings: 5:00 AM - 8:00 PM (all days of the week)

14. Delhi Ridge, Timarpur

Delhi Ridge, Timarpur

Also known as The Ridge and the Kamla Nehru Ridge, Delhi Ridge is a rocky forested area spanning 35 kms from Tughlaqabad in the south-east to Wazirabad on the west. The forest is a trail end of the Aravalli Range and boasts rich wildlife. With several monuments and ruins of ancient forts and fortresses housed within the woods, the place is frequented by romantic couples, adults and kids alike. Timings: Open 24 Hours

15. Indraprastha Park, Sarai Kale Khan

Indraprastha Park, Sarai Kale Khan

Also known as the Millennium Indraprastha Park, Indraprastha Park is situated on the Outer Ring Road in Delhi near Sarai Kale Khan. Furbished with a Children's Park and an amphitheatre, food court and a Shanti Stupa, the park in Delhi is the common hangout place among romantic couples, kids and adults alike. Timings:  6:00 AM - 7:15 PM (all days of the week)

16. Aastha Kunj, Rohini

Aastha Kunj, Rohini

Situated in South East Delhi between the neighbourhoods of Lotus Temple, ISKCON temple and Nehru Place, Aastha Kunj (also known as Aastha Kunj) sprawls over 200 acres of lush green lawns, flowering shrubs and green trees. Especially popular among romantic couples, this park in Delhi is also frequented by kids and adults alike. Timings:  4:00 AM - 9:00 PM

17. Roshanara Bagh, Roshanara Road

Roshanara Bagh, Roshanara Road

Built by Roshanara Begum, Shah Jahan's second daughter, the verdant green Roshanara Bagh is situated in the Kamla Nagar area of North Campus in New Delhi. Replete with numerous varieties of trees, plants and medicinal herbs (some of which have been imported from Japan), this park in Delhi also has a lake that hosts migratory birds in winters. Timings:  5:00 AM - 8:00 PM

18. Urdu Park, Jama Masjid

Urdu Park, Jama Masjid

Located adjacent to the Meena Bazaar near Jama Masjid in New Delhi, Urdu Park is an enormous park constructed in the heart of the very crowded Chandni Chowk. The lush green park has people of various local professions practising their art in the park including champi walas, body masseuses, ear cleaners etc. The highlight of the park in Delhi is the cricket match held there every Sunday. Timings: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM (all days of the week)

19. Aravalli Biodiversity Park, Gurgaon

Aravalli Biodiversity Park, Gurgaon

Expanding over 1.54 square kilometres, Aravalli Biodiversity Park was established to ecologically restore and preserve the vegetation on the desert and arid land areas in the region. It has about 160 plant species, over 170 species of birds and animals. Timings: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

20. Swarna Jayanti Park, Ghaziabad

Swarna Jayanti Park, Ghaziabad

Swarna Jayanti Park is a famous recreational and adventure park in the Indirapuram area of Ghaziabad. It has a beautiful Japanese garden, boating facility, a jogging track, walkways lined by tall green trees and a children's play area amidst lush green lawns with fountains and statues of legendary figures. Timings : 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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Talking about Delhi, we only think of  heritage sites and historical monuments  majorly but Delhi is much more than this and a treasure house of greenery. In this busy stressful life escaping the city crowds, we often feel like spending some quality time admiring the nature. There are some of the most beautiful gardens and parks in Delhi.

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Delhi  is one of those cities in India to be blessed with plenty of beautiful gardens with lush green surroundings accompanied by water bodies, fountains, walking trails, and varieties of bird species flocking around. While you are traveling to Delhi or residing there, don’t miss these amazing parks and gardens that will not only rejuvenate you but also help you spend some amazing time with near and dear ones.

Here’s the list of the most beautiful gardens and parks in Delhi

Best gardens in delhi, garden of five senses.

Garden of Five Senses is a popular tourist attraction in Delhi and also a hub of various activities along with public interaction and exploration covering an expansive area of 20 acres. It has a fascinating spiral walkway and distinguished in separate areas with Khas Bagh on one side of the walkway lined up with the Mughal Garden and food-court with a shopping center on the other side. The central part of the park leads towards the beautiful glittery fountains.

The northern part of the Park is a trail of fragrance leading to a stainless steel statue dancing in between the rocks. You will love exploring the valleys of Neel Bagh, Color garden and amphitheater located among the natural slopes. The garden is built in a way to stimulate the five sensory responses in the natural environment.

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National Rose Garden

It is a beautiful garden in Delhi hosting varieties of rose species. The garden is very attractive and houses some exclusive collections of rare rose varieties across the world and a major tourist attraction. The garden consists of long walking trails and the ambiance is amazing filled with beautiful aroma.

The garden consists of Indian and many foreign rose plants. The main attractions of the garden are the green and black rose offering a breathtaking beauty of the location. There are other flowering plants too like periwinkles and daisies. Another beautiful attraction of the garden is the rose lotus pong which is a fine example of stunning natural beauty.

The garden offers a picturesque view of numerous colorful butterflies flying all around. Other than a tourist attraction, the garden is perfect for the botanical researchers to study on different rose species.

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Lodhi Gardens

Lodhi Garden is a famous tourist spot in Delhi and also a historical heritage site. The luscious garden was constructed in the 15th century during the Lodhi reign. The two prominent structures of the garden are the tomb of Sikandar Lodhi and Mohammad Shah. It also houses the Bara Gumbad and Shisha Gumbad in its premises.

The Bara Gumbad lying in the middle of the garden is actually a gateway to three adjoining mosques built during the period of Sikandar Lodhi in 1494. To the opposite side of the Bara Gumbad lies the Glass dome built from glazed tiles. The tomb of Mohammad Shah is the oldest structure here which follows Hindu-Islamic style.

The tomb resides in an octagonal complex and consists of an arched central dome, verandas, and few other ancient structures. The Garden is a famous picnic spot and also a part of heritage walk for school students to gain knowledge of Indian history.

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Mughal Garden

Mughal Garden is an example of beautiful creativity with a fusion of British and Mughal style. The garden sprawls across an area of 13 acres and was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. The garden is inspired by the Mughal style architecture which is highly reflected in the canals, terraces, and fountains.

The garden has three sections known as Pearl Garden, Butterfly Garden, and Circular Garden. The scenic beauty of the garden is extremely gorgeous housing 4 waterways and their intersection point is decorated with a lotus-shaped fountain made of red sandstone.

The lush green fields of the garden with colorful flowers are an eye treat for every visitor. The garden also includes various species of trees like marigold, rose, sweet William, bougainvillea, viscaria and many more.

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Talkatora Garden

The garden is a heritage site situated at the Wellington Crescent Road in New Delhi. It is popularly known as “Talkatora Bagh”. The garden holds a major historical significance as in this location the Mughal had a victory over the Marathas in the war of 1738. The garden initially had a water tank which has been transformed into a swimming pool in recent times.

The garden consists of different flowering plants surrounded by streams of water and green meadows. The garden is best known for its indoor stadium organizing different sports like Badminton, Table tennis, etc. Cultural events and shows are also organized in the garden at different lawns and avenues.

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Sanjay lake park.

Sanjay Lake Park located at Trilokpuri in Delhi is famous for the man-made artificial Sanjay Lake. The Park houses the Lake in its premises covering an area of 17 hectares surrounded by thick greenery all around.

The scenic beauty of the park housing the lake is amazing and a home to a number of migratory birds and plant species. It also consists of a walking trail perfect for joggers and the fitness enthusiasts.

The Sanjay Lake consists of 90 different species of birds and most of them can be seen in the winter season till February. Some of the popular bird species found here are- Yellow headed wagtail, Spot-bill, Shovellers, common teal, pied wagtail, and many more. The Park is a natural treat and also a good place for relaxation.

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Kalindi Kunj Park

It is another beautiful park in Delhi located at the junction of South Delhi and Noida. The park has an expansive area with luscious green grass covered by numerous plant species and flower beds. The lakes inside the park and the magical fountains add more beauty to the location. It spans over an area of 3.5 hectares. The Park houses the giant wheel known as ‘Delhi Eye’ and the replica of Singapore Flyer.

The majestic wheel structure stands at a height of 5 meters from the ground with 36 AC cabins giving spectacular views of the important places like Lotus temple, Connaught Place, Nehru Place, and Friends Colony. It is one of the best parks in Delhi for kids and a good place to unwind with various activities.

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Millennium Indraprastha Park

Escaping from the city crowds the Park gives you an excellent opportunity to relax in the natural surroundings and bond over with your friends and family members. The park stretches along an area of 34 hectares making it quite spacious. The place is an absolute delight for the kids with 13 swings and slides to spend some fun time inside the park.

It includes a beautiful garden with trimmed bushes in various attractive shapes forming a maze for the kids to enjoy. The evenings are beautiful with gorgeous water pools and fountains being lighted up. The park is well equipped with seating arrangements and walking trails for joggers. It also consists of a food court inside the park and hosts different cultural events.

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It is one of the famous parks in Delhi located at South Delhi. The Park is situated in the Hauz Khas area and a perfect destination to practice yoga, go for jogging, and an ideal picnic spot. The Park covers an area of 60 acres and houses a shimmery lake inside.

You can spot a large number of deers playing and moving inside the park in a particular area due to which the park has been named as such. The Park is divided into different areas like the Rose Garden, Fountain, District Park, areas consisting of the historic buildings, Hauz Khas art market, and the Deer Park.

The entire location can be enjoyed at a time involved in different activities. The Park also consists of a restaurant known as “Park Baluchi” and a perfect destination to spend an entire day. It is one of the best parks in Delhi to have a fun filled outing with family and friends.

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It is a major tourist attraction in Delhi named after India’s first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. It is situated at Chanakyapuri Diplomatic enclave of Delhi. It covers an area of 80 hectares and one of the largest parks of Delhi. The park is an absolute delight for the joggers with expansive green landscapes and also hosts free yoga and aerobic classes.

Since the park area is too large so it’s less crowded most of the time and provides an ideal place for meditation or reading books. The park is ideal for family picnics giving you enormous space to organize different fun games and activities.

It is also a hub of cultural activities organizing classical music program on Sunday mornings attracting many music lovers and tourists. It also hosts other contemporary music events, especially during the winter season.

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Buddha Jayanti Park

The Park is dedicated to Gautam Buddha celebrating his 2,500 years of enlightenment anniversary. The Park houses the famous Bodhi Tree exclusively from Sri Lanka which is known to be the enlightenment place of Gautam Buddha. The Park never fails to attract the visitors with its velvety grass fields and the captivating green trees of Keekar, Jamun, Amaltas, Gulmohar, Kareel, and Babool.

The variety of trees attracts birds like Peacocks, Berbets, Heron, and Woodpickers. There is a beautiful manmade lake located inside the park consisting of a raised platform in the middle which contains the statue of Lord Buddha in golden color surrounded by water and trees on all sides. The Park luxuriously celebrates festivals like Buddha Purnima giving an insight of the Buddhist traditions and culture. It is one of the best parks in Delhi for nature lovers.

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Japanese Park (Swarn Jayanti Park)

The lush green park is situated at sector 11, in Rohini to the northwestern part of Delhi. The park is an ideal picnic spot with loads of greenery, crystal clear walking trails, and lakes to enjoy boating.

There are separate game zones and expansive playground for the children to enjoy. The Park offers mesmerizing views of Sunrise and Sunset so if you are looking forward to it, early morning and evening time will be perfect. The park sprawls across an area of 250 acres and is the largest park in Delhi.

The green landscapes of the park are designed beautifully with slight elevations in selective places making it look like plateaus. The different lanes and avenues of the park are connected with walking trails being an absolute delight for the joggers and fitness enthusiasts. The Swarn Jayanti Park is a hub of leisure activities situated at Sector 10, Rohini in New Delhi.

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The entire park area is covered with lush green bushes having varieties of flowering plants. The ambiance is extremely calm and refreshing away from the polluted city life. It houses beautiful trimmed gardens, children’s playing zone, jogger’s area, walking trails for leisure walks, skating area, and two shimmery lakes.

The Lakes are often spotted with swans, you can enjoy feeding them or just having some quiet time amidst nature. The atmosphere is filled with the chirping of birds and peacocks which are an absolute delight. The park is famous for the spring festival with exhibits of numerous colorful flowers and filling the entire area with a sweet aroma.

Central Park Rajiv Chowk

It is a famous park in Delhi situated at Connaught Place. The park is situated amidst the city crowds and holds a vibrant atmosphere. The park stretches over an enormous area of 41,500 sq.meters with a footpath covering 7,700 sq. meter.

The entire park is covered with posh green landscapes with tall trees sprawling around 27,000 sq. meters while the other part is covered with 2,750 different plant species. The plant species are the chosen ones here with high quality.

The park consists of 4 water streams connected by a series of 21 beautiful fountains. It also houses an amphitheater having an accommodation of 350 people and can be entered from B-Block of Rajiv Chowk. It the biggest park in Delhi with 9 entry and exit gates.

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  • Type : Public park
  • Status : Open year round
  • Lodi Gardens Area : 90 acres (360,000 m2)
  • Nearest Metro station to Lodhi Gardens : Jorbagh metro station and JLN metro station
  • Lodhi Gardens Location : On the main Lodi Road which lies between Khan Market and Safdarjung Tomb

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Lodhi Gardens Delhi Address : Lodhi Rd, Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate , New Delhi , Delhi , 110003 , India

Earlier known as Lady Willingdon Park, Lodhi Gardens is a captivating park, located in the New Delhi. It lies between the Khan Market and the Safdarjung Tomb . Lodi Gardens present an impressive blend of lush greenery and majestic architectures which belong to 15th and 16th century.

Lodhi Gardens offer an ideal setting for family outings as well as a perfect spot for those seeking some peaceful time amid the refreshing nature. Sunset is especially breathtaking at the Lodhi Gardens. Adding to natural greenery are the impressive structures of tombs and mosques.

Monuments at Lodhi Gardens Delhi

Mohammed shah tomb at lodhi gardens.

Built by Ala-ud-din Alam Shah as a tribute to Mohammed Shah, third emperor of the Sayyid dynasty, this is the earliest of the tombs here. It was built in 1444. Located in the southwestern part of Lodhi Gardens, this tomb can be seen from the road as well. This octagonal shaped tomb has a chamber in the middle which is surrounded by verandah. It has three arched openings. The carvings on the domes along with crowning lotus are worth noticing. It has eight graves while the one in the center is said to be of Muhammad Shah.

Sikandar Lodi Tomb at Lodhi Gardens

Built by Ibrahim Lodi in 1517, the last ruler of Lodhi Dynasty, tomb of Sikander Lodi is located on northwestern corner of Lodhi Gardens, on the north of Sheesh Gumbad. It has some similarities with the tomb of Mohammed Shah and Mubarak Shah, although this tomb doesn’t have chhatris. It is surrounded by a square shaped garden.

Bara Gumbad at Lodhi Gardens

Built in 1490 during the reign of Sultan Sikander Lodhi, Bara Gumbad is one of the biggest tombs here and is believed to the gateway for other nearby mosque by some of the historians. It is square shaped tomb with a massive dome. It is located northeastern side of Muhammad Shah’s tomb. The interior of the tomb consists of stucco work and beautiful paintings. Even though there is no grave inside this tomb, it is still believed that someone of high rank, who is still unidentified, must have be buried here. The Bara Gumbad Masjid is located just next to the tomb.

Sheesh Gumbad at Lodhi Gardens

Located a few meters away from Bara Gumbad, Sheesh Gumbad presents a mix of Hindu and Islamic architecture. Also known as the glazed dome, owing to its blue tinted ornamentation, this tomb is quite similar to Bara Gumbad in its structure. The dome of the tomb was originally decorated with blue titles while the interior is adorned with floral motifs and inscriptions from Quran.

Athpula at Lodhi Gardens

Located on the eastern side of Sikander Lodi’s tomb is the Athpula. It is said to be built during the reign Mughal emperor Akbar. It is a stone bridge consisting of arches and pillars over a small waterway in the garden.

Flora and fauna at Lodhi Gardens Delhi

Lodhi Gardens consists of a rose garden, a lake and a Greenhouse which is in addition to the wide variety of trees and plants. A rich avian fauna can also be spotted here such as babblers, parakeets, mynahs, kites, owls, kingfishers and Hornbills.

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Timings of Lodhi Gardens, Delhi

Lodi Gardens timings are from 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM from April to September. From October to March, the garden is open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM . It is open on all days of the week. There is no entry fee and it is open to everyone.

How to reach Lodhi Garden Delhi

Lodhi Gardens can be easily reached by road as well as metro rail. The nearest metro station to Lodhi Gardens is Jorbagh metro station on the yellow line that starts from Samaypur badli station to Huda City Centre Metro Station. This station is just 1.1 km away from the Gardens.

Another nearby station to Lodhi Gardens is the JLN metro station on the violet line that connects Raja Nahar Singh To Kashmere Gate Metro Station. From there, Lodhi Gardens is located at a distance of 1.4 km. Tourists can also reach here by local city buses, auto-rickshaws and taxis.

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Lodhi Garden in Delhi: The Complete Guide

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Lodi Garden

Delhi's plentiful parks provide a refreshing respite from the city, and Lodhi Garden is the most extensive. This vast 90 acre expanse is peppered with the remains of a variety of historical monuments from the 14th century Tughlaq dynasty (which ruled the pre-Mughal Delhi Sultanate) up to the 16th century Mughal period, making it a popular place for sightseeing as well as relaxing. Plan your visit with this complete guide to Lodhi Garden.

The British developed Lodhi Garden in 1936 as a landscaped setting for the monuments, which were surrounded by a village called Khairpur. Lady Willingdon (wife of the then Governor-General of India, Marquess of Willingdon) designed the garden. It was called Lady Willingdon Park in her honor but the Indian government aptly renamed it Lodhi Garden following independence from the British in 1947. The name reflects the garden's prominent monuments from the Lodhi dynasty, the last ruling dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate.

Lodhi Garden was given a major makeover in 1968 by American landscape architect Garrett Eckbo and acclaimed architect Joseph Allen Stein, who also designed many iconic landmark buildings near it. The works included the addition of a glass house for plant cultivation and a lake with a fountain. Other specialist sections, such as a bonsai park and rose garden, were later created in the garden.

A mysterious turret is regarded as the garden's oldest structure, although not much is known about it. Historians think it might be part of a fortified walled compound belonging to the Tughlaq dynasty (1320 to 1413). Unfortunately, the wall no longer exists.

Most of the monuments in Lodhi Garden date back to the succeeding Sayyid and Lodi dynasties, when the area was their royal burial ground in the 15th and 16th centuries. The earliest of its tombs is that of Sultan Muhammad Shah Sayyid, the third ruler of the Sayyid dynasty. His reign lasted from 1434 until his death in 1444. The tomb was built in 1444 by his son, Alauddin Alam Shah Sayyid, and is the dynasty's only remaining legacy in the garden.

Not long after the death of Muhammad Shah Sayyid, the Lodhi dynasty took control of the Delhi Sultanate in 1451, with founder Bahlul Lodhi easily displacing the ineffective Sayyid king. It was during the reign of his son Sikander Lodhi, from 1489 to 1517, that the garden's most prominent monuments were constructed. These are the Bara Gumbad (big dome) complex, Sheesh Gumbad (mirror dome), and Sikandar Lodhi's tomb.

The Lodhi dynasty and the Delhi Sultanate came to an end in 1526, when invading Emperor Babur defeated Sikander Lodhi's son Ibrahim during the First Battle of Panipat and established Mughal rule in India.

The new Mughal emperors left less of an impression on Lodhi Garden, as they did their tomb building in grand style elsewhere. (Emperor Babur's tomb is located near Kabul in Afghanistan, Humayun's Tomb sits a couple of miles east of the garden, and Akbar's tomb is on the outskirts of Agra where he had his capital). However, the garden does have a rare surviving structure from the golden age of the Mughal Empire, made during the reign of Emperor Akbar (1556 to 1605). This sturdy arched stone bridge, called Athpula because of its eight pillars, was constructed across a tributary of the Yamuna River (now a lake).

Restoration of the monuments in Lodhi Garden has been ongoing over the last decade, and is currently being carried out by the Archeological Survey of India.

How to Get There

Lodhi Garden is situated between Safdurjung's Tomb and Khan Market in the heart of the southern part of New Delhi, bordering Lodhi Estate. By road, it can be reached in about 20 minutes from Connaught Place in New Delhi . If you don't have your own vehicle, auto rickshaws and app-based cab services such as Uber are popular options. Alternatively, it's possible to take the Delhi Metro Train.

The garden's main entrance, known as Gate 1 or Ashoka Gate, is located on Lodhi Road. It has free parking and toilet facilities. The closest Metro train station to this entrance is Jor Bagh on the Yellow Line. From there, it's about a 10 minute walk. Some Delhi Transport Corporation buses stop right in front of this entrance.

Lodhi Garden has another entrance (Gate 4) on the Khan Market side, approximately 15 minutes walk from the Khan Market Metro Station on the Violet Line. There are a number of smaller entrance gates around the periphery of the garden as well.

The garden is free to enter. It's open daily from sunrise (5 a.m. or 6 a.m. depending on the time of the year) until sunset at about 8 p.m. Avoid Sundays though, if you're searching for serenity. Locals flock there to hang out and it does get crowded.

What to See and Do There

Health-conscious Delhi residents start their day early at Lodhi Garden with activities such as yoga, jogging and cycling. If you'd like to participate in yoga there, book a comprehensive two-hour morning class conducted by Vidhi of Awaken Inner Buddha Yoga and Meditation .

The monuments are the prime attraction in the garden though. If you're particularly interested in history, you may wish to visit them on a guided walking tour. One of the best options is this Legacy of Sayyids and Lodhis tour offered by Delhi Walks. Delhi Heritage Walks also conducts periodic group walking tours through Lodhi Garden (or take one of their private tours).

Enter Lodhi Garden from the main gate and turn left, and you'll reach the tomb of Muhammad Shah Sayyid. It features an octagonal design, and elegant Indo-Islamic architecture with small Hindu-style chhatris (dome canopied pavilions) surrounding its distinctive central dome. There are other graves inside the tomb, presumably belonging to family members.

Head back along the path, and you'll come across a small 18th century mosque between Muhammad Shah Sayyid's tomb and the Bada Gumbad complex. This complex, which sits on a raised platform, is one of the largest and finest Lodhi-era monuments in Delhi. Its imposing domed principal structure is believed to have been a gateway to the attached mosque, built in 1494, as it doesn't have a grave. Look closely to admire the amazingly intricate decorative detail on both buildings. On the corner of the mosque, there's also a minaret that resembles Qutub Minar in Delhi . Opposite the mosque is an arched pavilion that was apparently a guesthouse. It's known as Mehman Khana.

You'll see Sheesh Gumbad facing the Bada Gumbad complex. This building contains a number of unidentified graves and some historians claim it could be the tomb of Lodhi dynasty founder Bahlul Lodhi, who died in 1489. The glazed blue tiles, which once covered much of its exterior including the dome, are a highlight.

Sikandar Lodhi's tomb sits to the north of Sheesh Gumbad. The tomb itself isn't really impressive in comparison to the others. In fact, it looks quite like that of Muhammad Shah Sayyid, minus the chhatris on the roof. However, it's enclosed by a substantial protective wall that has an elaborate gateway.

To the right of Lodhi's tomb is the lake with Mughal-era Athpula spanning part of it. If you exit from this end of Lodhi Garden, near Khan Market, look out for the old wrought-iron gate that opens onto Rajesh Pilot Marg. Its stone pillars have historic inscriptions from the inauguration of the garden, stating "The Lady Willingdon Park" and "9th April, 1936."

There are a few minor monuments in the vicinity of entrance Gate 3, on the western side of the garden. The turret is on one side of it, and the ruins of a late Mughal-era wall gateway and small mosque are on the other.

In addition to the monuments, assorted attractions for nature lovers are spread throughout the garden. These include the National Bonsai Park (near Gate 1), the glasshouse (beside Muhammad Shah Sayyid's tomb), a butterfly park and herb garden (around the mosque between Muhammad Shah Sayyid's tomb and the Bada Gumbad complex), a rose garden (next to the wall gateway and mosque) and duck pond (on the lake). Lodhi Garden is home to almost 30 species of birds too.

If you're interested in finding out information about the trees in Lodhi Garden, scan the Quick Response (QR) Code on many of them with your smartphone.

What to Do Nearby

Feeling hungry? Have a meal at Lodi - The Garden Restaurant adjoining Gate 1. It serves eclectic global cuisine in its atmospheric garden. There are plenty of other great places to eat in neighboring Lodhi Colony and Nizamuddin , as well as hip Khan Market.

Lodhi Colony is renowned for its vibrant street art murals on the buildings between Khanna Market and Meher Chand Market. Those who love handicrafts can also browse the boutiques in Mehar Chand Market.

Want to see more tombs? Safdarjung Tomb, Humayun’s Tomb, the Tomb of Najaf Khan (a chief commander of the Mughal army), and Nizamuddin Dargah are all in the area. Plus, there are many more lesser-known Mughal-era ones in the Lal Bangla complex, wedged between the Delhi Golf Club and Oberoi Hotel.

Culture vultures should drop by the India Habitat Center on Lodhi Road next to Lodhi Garden. It has a visual arts gallery, exhibitions, and regular culture events. Tibet House is recommended for those who are interested in Tibetan culture. This five-story building on Lodhi Road was set up by the Dalai Lama in 1965 and has a museum, library, resource center, gallery and bookshop.

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Lodhi Garden: The Awe-inspiring Green Oasis in the Heart of Delhi City

by Sushma A on April 8, 2024

Lodhi Garden stands as a prominent tourist attraction in India’s capital city – New Delhi. This marvellous recreational spot with its well-manicured lawns, lush green trees and mesmerising natural environment attracts travellers from across the world. It will also take you down memory lane with its monumental tombs and gumbads which are the existing testaments to India’s glorious past. 

Lodhi Garden also offers much-needed respite from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life.

Lodhi Garden also offers much-needed respite from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life. You can think of this place as a safe sanctuary for nature lovers who want a break from the urban chaos. In this green oasis, you will find sprawling lawns, cemented walking paths, tranquil waterbodies and perfect spots for your leisurely picnics!

Here’s everything you need to know about Lodhi Garden before you visit it. 

Historical Background of Lodhi Garden 

The history of Lodhi Gardens dates back to the 15th century. The place was initially meant to serve as the resting ground for two important Islamic rulers of India. The tomb of Mohammad Shah, a ruler of the Delhi Sultanate, was erected by his son, Ala-ud-din Alam Shah in the year 1444. Taking him as an inspiration, Ibrahim Lodi, the son of famous ruler Sikander Lodi, built a tomb for his father in the same place in 1517. Both these tombs are the perfect examples of splendid Indo-Islamic architecture.

 After a few decades, when Emperor Akbar took control of Delhi, he turned Lodhi Garden into an observatory and had a library built in the space. 

The history of Lodhi Gardens dates back to the 15th century.

Seeing how the spot has become an important tool for supporting the regal activities, several people started coming together to reside near the place. Slowly, two villages developed near the tombs and the observatory. When East India Company colonised the country, the villagers were asked to vacate and the place was renovated into a garden. 

Lady Willingdon, the wife of the Marquess of Willingdon, put in tremendous efforts to renovate the spot and turn it into a garden that would resemble the serene parks of England without losing the native charm of the Islamic era. That’s why, Lodhi Garden was initially known as ‘Lady Willingdon Garden’.

After India attained independence in 1947, the green oasis was renamed ‘Lodhi Garden’. It was renovated again in 1968 by Joseph Stein who also added a beautiful glass house to the garden. 

Architectural Highlights in Lodhi Garden 

Lodhi Garden is the best architectural delight that you must explore when you visit Delhi. Once you enter the garden, right in the middle, you will find the Bara Gumbad. This is a dome built in Indo-Islamic style and is believed to serve as the entrance to the mosque. Opposite the Bara Gumbad is the Sheesh Gumbad. The word ‘Sheesh’ means mirror and the dome gets its name because of its polished glazed-tile surface that can efficiently reflect light. 

There are some unidentified graves in Sheesh Gumbad. Most probably, they belong to the important members or loyal administrative heads of the Lodi dynasty. 

Mohammad Shah’s tomb has an octagonal base and a wide central dome surrounded by smaller domes.

Travellers will also find remnants of a stream which may once have joined the flow of River Yamuna. Next to this is the tomb of Sikander Lodi. With its magnificent domes and enclosed battlements, it’s a visual treat. You can see that Sikander Lodi’s tomb is inspired by Mohammad Shah’s tomb which is present in the same garden. 

Mohammad Shah’s tomb has an octagonal base and a wide central dome surrounded by smaller domes. The lotus motif at the top is a skillfully carved attraction. There are Islamic carvings on the plastered outer walls that narrate the importance of Islam and Allah. 

Lastly, tourists can see the enchanting beauty of the Athpula Bridge which was built during the reign of Emperor Akbar. This bridge has a large central arch along with six other smaller arches. 

If you are a fan of temple architecture, you can also visit the Akshardham Temple in Delhi to see the ethereal beauty of this spiritual haven. 

The Sprawling Green Wonder

Lodhi Garden is a well-landscaped 90-acre space that has lush green and well-manicured lawns where you can enjoy a leisurely evening or plan fun picnics with your loved ones. The carefully curated plantings add more natural glamour to the place and you can see several indigenous and exotic species of plants here. The shrubs are trimmed to match the height of the plants and they beautifully line the walking paths. Lastly, you will find the towering trees that add the much-needed green canopies to keep Lodhi Garden cool and pleasant throughout the year. 

You will also find certain medicinal herbs in Lodhi Garden that are used in making traditional ayurvedic medicines for curing ailments. And then there is the Lodhi Garden Lake. It is a hangout spot for birds and you can see migratory avians during the winter and summer seasons. 

Lodhi garden is spread across a very vast area and requires visitors to walk for long distances.

Lodhi garden is spread across a very vast area and requires visitors to walk for long distances. It is very easy to get tired. We suggest that you carry a bottle of water and some electrolytes, even during the winter or monsoon months. The water facilities and washrooms are present at the entrance so it will be a challenge to walk back all the way if you want to fetch a glass of water to quench your thirst. 

Also, we are certain you’d not want to go back to the beginning when there’s so much to explore ahead! 

Lodhi Garden Visiting Information

The Lodhi Garden remains open all year round and invites both national and international visitors to witness its regal charm. There is no entry fee to explore the garden and people carrying still cameras or video recorders need not pay any additional fee either. 

You will see that a lot of local Delhi schools and educational institutions from the neighbouring cities bring their students to explore Lodhi Garden. This not only proves to be the best recreational break but will also turn out to be a learning experience for young minds. They can see for themselves how the Mughal, Sayyid and the Lodhi dynasties have established the base to build one of the finest gardens in the country.

The visiting timings of the Lodhi Garden differ during different months.

The visiting timings of the Lodhi Garden differ during different months. From April to September, you can visit the place from 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM. From October to March, the garden remains open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM. 

During the summer and monsoon months, Lodhi Garden opens sooner because the sun rises around 5:00 AM and the visitors will have enough natural light to explore the surroundings of the garden. This is not the same during the winter season when the sun ascends at later hours. That is why, you see the change in timings during different months. 

Things to see and do at the Lodhi Gardens

Explore the tombs – The first and foremost thing to do at Lodhi Gardens is to explore the tombs of the two Islamic rulers along with the Gumbads and mosque. These are the main monumental delights that will give you a glimpse of the past and fascinate you with their skilled construction. 

Athpula Bridge – You can spend some time at the Athpula Bridge which overlooks Lodhi Lake and has a very soothing atmosphere all year round. You will also see why this construction played a very important role in Akbar’s observatory. 

Leisurely walks – Take leisurely walks or find a peaceful spot to sit and relax amidst the lush greenery, trees, and flowering plants. You will hear the melodious chirping of the birds throughout the day and it feels like you’ve been embraced by nature itself.

Heritage walks – There are local tourist guides and institutions that help you hire guides. The history buffs can employ these people to learn more about the historical significance and architectural features of Lodhi Gardens and its monuments. 

Lodhi Garden is the best place to go for picnics!

Picnics – Lodhi Garden is the best place to go for picnics! Pack your basket with delicious snacks and sandwiches, grab that picnic blanket and set out to enjoy quality time with your loved ones amidst the royal charm of this beautiful garden. 

Photography – From blooming flowers to historic structures with awe-inspiring architecture, there’s everything in Lodhi Gardens. You can bring your cameras and videocams to click snaps and record videos that you can revisit at a later time. You will also see a lot of people doing pre-wedding shoots in this stunning location. 

National Bonsai Par k – The National Bonsai Park is present within the Lodhi Gardens. As soon as you enter the place, you will find the park on the right side. If you are not looking keenly, you might even miss the small entrance that leads to the stunning display of bonsai plants from all corners of the world. Here, you will see bonsais of different ages, colours and sizes along with boards that have all the information you need to know about each of these natural beauties. 

Attend Events – Many important cultural and literature events are conducted in and around Lodhi Gardens. You can coincide your trip with one of these dates to explore the garden and also attend the events. For instance, film festivals, yoga classes and artist meet-ups are conducted frequently here. 

If you plan on exploring other places in Delhi, we suggest that you pay a visit to Lotus Temple, another spectacular architectural marvel in the capital city.

Location and how to reach Lodhi Garden?

Lodhi Garden is located in South Delhi. It is present on Lodhi Road, which is between Khan Market and Safdarjung Tomb. You can cover both of these places as well while visiting Lodhi Garden. There are other important tourist attractions like Rashtrapathi Bhavan, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate, National Zoological Park and Purana Khila which are less than four kilometres from Lodhi Garden. 

You can reach Delhi by taking a flight to Indira Gandhi International Airport which is 18.3 kms away from Lodhi Garden. Alternatively, it is possible to take a train and get down at Delhi Railway Station which is 14 kms away from the garden. Once, you reach Delhi, you can use the local metro routes and reach Lodhi Garden without any hassle. 

The nearest metro stations to Lodhi Garden are Jorbagh Metro Station (800 mts) and JLN Stadium Metro Station (1.5 kms). Jorbagh and Lok Kalyan Marg Metro Station (1.1 kms) will be the best options if you are travelling on the yellow line while JLN Stadium and even Khan Market Metro Station (1.1 kms) can be ideal points of drop if you are taking trains on the violet line. 

You will easily find autos that will take you to Lodhi Garden and some visitors also prefer to get down at Jorbagh and take a walk to the gardens while exploring the surroundings. 

Book your accommodations at hotels in Delhi in advance, preferably those that are close to Lodhi Garden to save time on commuting. This way, you will be able to spend more time amidst nature. 

The beauty and gorgeousness of Delhi are not just limited to the garden. There are several other places that you can explore. 

Lodhi Garden is an enchanting retreat that beckons people to relax amidst the glorious beauty of nature. It gives us an opportunity to shrug off stress and immerse in the peace and tranquillity of nature. From the imposing structures of Mohammad Shah and Sikander Lodi Tombs to the rippling waters of the Lodhi Garden lake, the picturesque atmosphere will tug at your heartstrings.

If you plan on leaving the clamour of city life behind and embracing a sense of calmness, come to Lodhi Garden and we are sure you won’t be disappointed. 

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Famous Parks & Gardens in Delhi

Apart from the concrete buildings and exclusive monuments, the city of Delhi is famous for its list of gardens and parks too. The gardens of Delhi also have a historic factor apart from the natural beauty. It is said that most of the parks and gardens in Delhi were created by rulers, who wished to spend some leisure time in a royal natural beauty spot. If you are planning to explore some of these beauties, here is the top ten to cover.

Top 10 Famous Parks & Gardens in Delhi

1. garden of five sense.

Garden of Five Sense

This is a 20 acre garden, which is claimed by people that it would trigger the five senses in human. The garden is a natural paradise with more than 100 types of plants and many flowering species. The garden also has a restaurant for fine dining experience. The garden has water cascades, fountains, spiral walkway and much more. Various Cultural programme has been conducted in the garden throughout the year.

  • Location: Saiyad ul Ajaib, Sainik Farm, New Delhi
  • Entry Fees: Rs. 20 (Adults), Rs 10 (senior citizen and kids up to 12 years)
  • Opening Hours: Open all days in a week from 9 AM to 7 PM
  • Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat
  • Camera Charges: Not Applicable
  • Nearby Attractions: Khirki Masjid, Lotus Temple , Kalkaji Temple, Chirag Dehlvi's Dargah and Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah

2. Lodhi Garden

Delhi Lodhi Garden

This park contains Mohammed Shah Tomb, Sikanar Lodi Tomb, Bara Gumbad and Shisha Bumbad. The structures in this garden were built between 15th and 16th century. This region was landscaped in 20th century by Lady Willingdon and thus, the park was called as Lady Willingdon Park, in the past. Today, it is an important park for walkers, joggers and during the evening, it becomes a picnic spot.

  • Location: Lodi Road, New Delhi
  • Entry Fees: Nil
  • Opening Hours: 6 AM to 6 PM
  • Best time to Visit: Winters is the best time to visit Lodhi Garden .
  • Nearby Attractions: India Gate , Rashtrapati Bhawan, Ugrasen-ki-Baoli, Moth-ki-Masjid, Lotus Temple, Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah and Chirag Dehlvi's Dargah.

3. Deer Park

Deer Park

Located in the southern part of Delhi, this park is called as A N Jha Deer Park. If you are traveling with children, this park is one of the best places to enjoy picnic. Those who visit Hauz Khas, make it a point to visit this wonderful spot. The park gets its name for its large population of deer, which are enclosed inside a park region. Entry to the deer park and the entire park area is free.

  • Location: Hauz Khas, New Delhi
  • Opening Hours: Open all days in a week from 6 AM to 6 PM
  • Nearby Attractions: Lotus Temple, Kalkaji Temple, Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah and Hauz Khaas Enclave.

4. Nehru Park

Nehru Park

This park is named after the freedom fighter and the first prime minister of the country, Jawaharlal Nehru. This park covers 80 acres of land with lane for walking, patches of flowering plants, great lawns and much more. Sometimes music events and other programs take place in this park.

  • Location: Chanakyapuri Diplomatic Enclave in New Delhi
  • Opening Hours: Open all days in a week 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Nearest Metro Station: Lok Kalyan Marg

5. Buddha Jayanti Park Located in the Southern Delhi region, this park was built on the 2,500th anniversary of Lord Buddha’s birth and thus the name. This park’s main element is the Buddha state inaugurated on an artificial island in the middle of a waterway. This park covers 81 acres of land and was built in the mod of 20th century. The park holds more than 100 species of trees and numerous types of shrubs. The park holds a small palm garden, where different species of palm trees are grown in a systematic aesthetic manner. If you visit during December or January, the Rose Garden in the park will be filled with different colors of roses. 1.2 acres of this park is dedicated to cactus ecosystem. There are numerous species of cactus grown here. 8 acres of the park is dedicated to Bougainvillea. There are 40 different species of this flowering plant in this park. If you visit during March or April, these flowers will be at bloom. Location: Ridge Road, New Delhi Entry Fees: Nil Opening Hours: Open all days in a week 5 AM to 7 PM Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk Metro station Camera Charges: Not Applicable Nearby Attractions: Talkatora Gardens, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Jantar Mantar , India Gate 6. Central Park, Rajiv Chowk

Central Park Delhi

The main attraction of this park is the large Indian flag that sways in this park, every day. This flag is the largest flag of the country hoisted at a height of 207m. The park is covered with large trees and picnic spots to create a relaxing environment.

  • Location: Connaught Place, Rajiv Chowk, Delhi
  • Opening Hours: Open all days in a week 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk Metro station

7. Jahanpanah City Forest

Jahanpanah City Forest

This forest-cum-park covers more than 800 acres of land filled with trees. The best part of this region is the bird population here. You can always find locals and tourists jogging, walking, doing yoga, picnicking and much more. It is a massive place and you can always get a private spot to relax and enjoy some lone time.

  • Location: Greater Kailash, Chirag Delhi
  • Opening Hours: Morning: 5:00 AM to 10:00 AM & Evening: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Nearest Metro Station: Govind Puri Metro Station

8. Talkatora Garden

Talkatora Garden

Located in the Willingdon Crescent region, this garden is a re-created Mughal garden, which was in ruins. This garden has many Mughal features and an exclusive peaceful ambience. You can find picnic spots, walking areas and much more in this garden. This garden will have lesser crowd than others and thus, you can easily find nice spot to spend time with your family and friends. It is the famous tourist destinations for tourist.

  • Location: Willingdon Crescent Road, New Delhi
  • Opening Hours: Open all days from 3 PM to 6 PM
  • Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk Metro Station
  • Nearby Attractions: Gurudwara Bangla Sahib , Rastrapati Bhawan, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Jantar Mantar, India Gate, Hanuman Mandir

9. Mughal Garden

Mughal Garden Delhi

Contrary to the name, this traditional Mughal Garden is actually a British garden. The garden is divided into three regions in shapes. The gardens are called as Butterfly garden, Pearl garden and Circular garden. The garden has a lotus shaped fountain made with red sandstone and four waterways. The garden is filled with different types of plants like rose viscaria, sweet William, marigold, bougainvillea and others.

  • Location: Rastrapati Bhavan, New Delhi
  • Opening Hours: 9.30 AM to 4 PM. Mughal Garden remains close on Monday. This park is open to general public only in the month of February and March throughout the year.
  • Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat Metro Station & Udyog Bhawan Metro Station
  • Camera : Not Allowed

10. Japanese Garden

This is the largest gardens with five lakes in it. Apart from cliché park activities like strolling, jogging, picnic and others, there is a small playground for children. Visiting the park during sunrise or sunset has an additional aesthetic factor to it.

Swarn Jayanti Park AKA the Japanese park is famous for its clean lake with colorful boats and picnic spots. The park region is surrounded by several malls and thus, the park is always crowded with tourists and locals. If you are visiting during winter, you can spot storks or egrets along the lake side.

  • Location: Rohini Sector 11
  • Opening Hours: 5.00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Nearest Metro Station: Rithala Metro Station and Rohini West Metro Station


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Lodhi garden new delhi – heritage amidst nature.

Lodhi Garden in New Delhi is unique. It not only carries a few eras of Delhi’s history in its folds but also is one of the rare historical places, that are living. This is not a place where only tourists come, walk around, click pictures, and go back. The Garden is very much an integral part of the life of Delhi’s people.

Lodhi Garden - New Delhi

Those who are fortunate to be living in its vicinity probably use it as their everyday walking garden. Young couples use it to spend time together, and other Dilliwallahs make a one-off visit to sit and breathe the fresh air here. History buffs come here to see the Lodi-era tombs and mosques. Architects come to study the architecture of that time.

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These days the gardens are the favorite haunt of photographers. They come here to click the picturesque locations, trees, and birds. Film-makers use it to depict the backdrop of Delhi. Master storytellers like Khushwant Singh sat here and wrote novels such as The Sunset Club set entirely in these gardens. Often called the lungs of Delhi, most people come here to spend some time with nature. Situated enviably between the Khan Market and Lodhi Road, it is easily accessible from both sides.

View of Lodi Gardens from one of the tombs

Going by the aura around Lodhi Garden, I expected it to be big, but it is actually a mid-sized park spread over about 90 acres. There were two villages that existed around the monuments till the early 20th century, one of them was called Khairpur.

History of Lodhi Garden

In 1936, the place was landscaped and the garden was created. It was named Lady Willingdon Garden , after the wife of the then governor-general of India. After independence, gardens were named after the dynasty whose remains still adorn it.

The Garden was re-landscaped in 1968 and a glasshouse was added to it. It has a natural terrain that goes up and down at places with big and small monuments punctuating the abundant nature. It has small and not-so-small ponds with flowers and birds and a Bonsai garden.

Lodhi Garden Walking Trail

My walk started from the Khan market side. As you enter from the parking, the Athpula Bridge would be right in front of you.

Athpula Bridge

Athpula Bridge at Lodhi Garden

Athpula literally means 8 bridges. It was called so as it stood on 8 pillars forming 7 arches. The central arch is the biggest one with subsequent arches becoming smaller, giving a concave shape to the bridge.

As it stands today, you wonder where is the river over which this was built. The water surrounding the bridge is an artificial water body. Well, though the youngest monument this bridge is still 400 years old, built during Akbar’s time by Nawab Bahadur over a canal that connected to the Yamuna. What is noteworthy about this bridge is that this is one of the rare imprints in Delhi from Akbar’s time.

Sikandar Lodhi Tomb

Sikandar Lodi Tomb at Lodhi Gardens

Follow the paved path around the Athpula and you would see a fort-like wall. You have to go around it to reach the gates of Sikandar Lodi’s tomb. Built-in the early 16th century by his son Ibrahim Lodi, this tomb is in the typical octagonal shape of the Lodi era. This tomb has an uncanny resemblance to Adham Khan’s tomb in Mehrauli , with three archways opening on each of the eight sides.

Tomb at Lodi Gardens, Delhi

The inside of the tomb has a high dome, with a painted ceiling and beam and lintel entrances in red sandstone. Arches inside have geometrical designs in blue and green. The western wall gives the impression of being a mosque with a Mihrab-like recession. The walls enclose huge gardens that surround the main tomb building. The platform outside the entrance wall has two canopies.

Legend of Octagonal Tombs

Lodhi Gardens - New Delhi

A legend says that the Mughals thought of Lodis as traitors. In their era, the traitor’s tombs were made in the Octagonal style like that of Adham Khan’s. Another interesting point is that Sikandar Lodi chose to be buried in Delhi while he used to rule from Agra.

Sheesh Gumbad

Move a little ahead and you would see Sheesh Gumbad and bang opposite it Bara Gumbad. Now, these are square tombs from the Lodi era. Sheesh-Gumbad was so-called because its outer finish with blue enameled tiles gave the impression of being a mirror. Very few of these tiles survive now and the dome carries a bare look. A family seems to be buried in this tomb, which is fairly well preserved from the outside but is totally ignored inside.

Bada Gumbad or the Big Dome

Niches of Bara Gumbad, Lodi Gardens, Delhi

Bara Gumbad has a mosque on one side and a Mehman Khana or guesthouse on the other. As you enter Bara Gumbad, you suddenly are hit by the sheer height of the dome. On the platform between the dome, mosque, and guesthouse are some graves that probably belong to a later period. The Bara Gumbad mosque was the most pleasant discovery of this walk.

This mosque with three domes and five arches has a beautiful engraving of geometric designs and Arabic verses in an off-white color. It is a riot of incised plasterwork. It also has some of the best Squinches that I have seen in Delhi monuments. The interior of this mosque is pretty well preserved making it worth visiting.

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No one knows who is buried in these two tombs. But I guess it is safe to assume that these must be noblemen, going by the grandeur of these tombs. It is argued that Bara Gumbad is not at all a tomb, but a gateway to the mosque. But apparently, the graves have been found inside establishing it as a tomb.

Mohammad Shah Tomb

Mohammad Shah Tomb at Lodi Gardens

As you walk towards the Lodi road, you would see another majestic octagonal structure, with peculiar and ornate Chhatris or canopies all around the octagon. These Chhatris make the distinct element of this tomb, with everything else very typical of the tombs of that era. This is the Sayyid dynasty’s Mohammad Shah’s tomb. It is the biggest structure in these gardens. The ceiling again has some elaborate circular paintings in blue and red enclosed in a star-like formation. It makes a very photogenic tomb, as it is on a higher mound and is absolutely symmetrical.

Unidentified tombs at Lodi Gardens

Here and there you would see some grave platforms in the gardens. It would almost feel as if you have come to meet all those who lay buried here. The dead do speak to you, not literally, but through the pieces, they left for the future generations, cast in stone carrying an imprint of their times. The monuments show the importance given to people after they died. Not sure if their lifetimes were way smaller than the life of their tombs if they got the same reverence and gratitude. I am not sure if they met as many people in their lives as they meet from their graves.

Intricate symmetric paintings in the ceilings

While absorbing history, do not miss the present. A variety of birds live here and a lot more visit during winter. In case you do not know much about the birds, there are elaborate boards to explain the various varieties of the birds that you can see here. Of course, the trees and plants are there to admire all around.

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I missed the Kos Minar built during Sher Shah Suri’s time. You find them all along the Grand Trunk road that runs from Amritsar to Kolkata.

Fountains at Lodhi Garden - Delhi

  • Entry is free.
  • The visitor’s timings are 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM from April to September. During the winter months of October to March, the timing is 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Open on all days of the week.
  • You need at least an hour to see the garden properly. If architecture and birding interest you, you can easily spend half a day there.
  • The closest Metro Station is Jor Bagh on Yellow Line. You need to walk for about 5 minutes or take an auto from there.
  • Lodhi The Garden Restaurant on the garden premises serves European and Mediterranian food. It is a high-end restaurant. You can always hop over to Khan Market for a bite.
  • Shoot the birds with your camera but do not feed them.

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really found the comments interesting in a place that so many people of Delhi take for granted but enjoy tbe immense beauty. Was amazed that the Yamuna actually flowed as far as Lodi gardens.

much enjoyed your blog especially ‘Lodi Gardens’ My childhood memories are attached to this garden as we used to stay in Lodi colony…wanted to show-off to my son who is not a great fan of Delhi. He fell in love with this place! You and me have walked the same place on the same day… but missed each other – pity !

Did the walk with you on Thursday but reading the blog was like doing the walk all over again. The pictures are amazing. Look forward to reading more

Anuradha, you sure do capture the place in details both by your pen and the camera!

You should also give a look at the red mosque and few high platforms with graves that lie near the cycle track. Further, the rose garden and the structures around it including a mosque are also worth a look.

Lovely pictures – time is running out but I will make it point to visit the LODHI Gardens in Feb 2017, at the time of the a World Book Fair..

Thank you. You must take a walk in Lodhi Gardens as and when you are in Delhi.

Really a very beautiful place. The pictures are attractive and impressive. Right now I am in Delhi and I would like to visit this place soon.

I love the way u write a blog in beautiful manner . The pictures are very amazing . The content is perfect. thanks for sharing this post

Very nice article. You have explored Delhi

One of my favourite places in Delhi. Beautiful post

It is probably the best place to walk in Delhi. Thank you.

this is so lovely place and photographer’s delight.I wanted to go here during last visit to delhi.But will visit here soon.

Yep, it is a photographer’s delight – you get nature, architecture and birds all at one place.

Wow! Lodhi Garden is so beautiful, I just want to grab my camera and come! So cool that it’s free too!

Yes, most parks and gardens in India are free. This is more of a garden that locals use.

wow! you really capture the beauty of Delhi. This post is giving me serious wanderlust.

Thank you, Kareemah.

I am also from Delhi and I feel Lodhi Garden is a great tourist point. We don’t have a lot of tourists knowing about Lodhi Garden and blogs like this will definitely attract more visitors to Lodhi Garden.

delhi ki bheed ki wajah se kabhi ynha jaane ka man nahi hua but aaj post me dekh lia .. bahut achi post hai

Dhanyawaad Ankit Ji.

I have been walking in the lodhi garden for the last 20 years in the early morning your pictures are very beautiful . I am a regular Walker may be I have seen you can’t recall

Informative posts for me. Thanks,

Thanks for sharing this. Would definitely like to visit once.

That’s a lot of good piece of information by your side. Very well-structured article!!

Very beautifully clicked photographs of the monuments in Lodhi Garden. I had been a regular visitor to the garden for over 50 years. If you could also cover near by historical places. Thanks for your wonderful congratulations.

thanks for this blog, this is very informative.

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The Gardens of Delhi: Green Spaces in India’s Capital City

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Delhi may not be known for clean, green spaces, but if you take time to explore, you’ll find lush flower gardens, forests teeming with birdlife and the ruins of ancient cities sitting silently under the trees. This isn’t the Delhi you expected.

Delhi is famous for many things – rich history, captivating culture, amazing architecture, fabulous food – but green spaces? Many travellers arrive in India’s historic capital and quickly rush out again, daunted by the traffic, noise and pollution. But the Indian metropolis has greenery to spare – if you know where to look. There are parks full of Medieval monuments, rainbow-hued flower gardens, forests alive with birds and ruined cities with more goats than people.

When the crush of the old city or the noise of New Delhi gets to be too much, visit the following parks and gardens and recharge. When travelling on the air-conditioned Delhi Metro, a green space is never far away.

Lovely Lodi, the lungs of Delhi

Lodi Garden may not be the biggest open space in Delhi, but it’s the best-loved. Covering a tidy triangle of land at the south end of New Delhi, this calm sweep of lawns and gardens is where Delhiites come to jog, stroll, picnic and promenade away from the prying eyes of chaperones. It’s the best place in the city to see Delhi at play, and there’s added historical appeal – the tombs of a string of sultans from the Sayyid and Lodi dynasties stand gracefully among the flowerbeds.

Landmark monuments include the elegant, octagonal tomb of Muhammad Shah Sayyid and the imposing mausoleum of Sikandar Lodi, set inside crenellated walls. Nearby is the Athpula (‘eight piers’) – a bridge constructed by the Mughal emperor Akbar – and farther south is the handsomely proportioned Bara Gumbad, a guest house for royalty built by Sikandar Lodi in 1490. Just outside the southern gate, the ornately decorated, Taj Mahal-like tomb of Safdarjung was created for the Nawab of Oudh in 1754.

When you tire of exploring, the shady Lodi, the Garden Restaurant is a great place to retreat from the heat, with private tables screened by flowing drapes. Get here on the metro via the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium station.

The Mughal garden reinvented at Sunder Nursery

Most of India’s Islamic gardens are nostalgic ruins, but the gorgeously restored Sunder Nursery offers a glimpse of what these Mughal marvels were like in back in the day. Once overgrown and neglected, this tidily trimmed expanse of lawns, water features and flowerbeds was laid out in the 16th century, following the principles of charbagh (‘four gardens’) – a mirror to the four celestial gardens of paradise described in the Quran.

Dotted around the compound, which sprawls northwest from Humayun’s Tomb , is a string of UNESCO-listed tombs and pavilions, dating from the Mughal period when the gardens lay along the route of the original Grand Trunk Road. Duck inside the stocky, square Sunder Burj to view the intricate plaster ceiling, before nipping into the alleyways of Nizamuddin Basti, where sizzling kebab houses crowd the approach to the 14th-century dargah (grave) of the Sufi mystic Nizamuddin Auliya.

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A peek at the president’s garden

Dominating the end of the Rajpath, the Indo-Saracenic Rashtrapati Bhavan was originally the home of the British viceroy; however, when India gained independence, it became the residence of the Indian president. You can see the elegant staterooms of this iconic building on an organised tour, but the only time you can explore the lavish gardens is during the annual public opening from February to March. In the Mughal style, the riotously colourful flowerbeds were tended by a team of 418 gardeners in the time of Lord Mountbatten, the last viceroy, providing an orderly counterpoint to the chaos of the city streets beyond.

Green scenes and Raj relics on Delhi Ridge

Delhi’s green spaces are not limited to parks and gardens. Rising to the west, the densely forested Delhi Ridge (‘The Ridge’) is a spur of the Aravalli Range, which shelters the city from the scorching winds of the Thar Desert (also known as the Great Indian Desert). The protected forest is part of the Northern Aravalli Leopard Wildlife Corridor, and true to its name, leopards stalk through this lush landscape, though they’re rarely seen in daylight hours. Most visitors come in search of the 100 or so bird species that nest in the forest canopy.

Urban expansion has split The Ridge into a series of forest islands, curving around the western rim of the city. The Kamla Nehru Ridge runs north from Old Delhi, easily reached by auto rickshaw from the Kashmere Gate metro stop. Hidden away in the forest is the Flagstaff Tower, a crenellated lookout post where British families took refuge during the First War of Indian Independence in 1857; a spire-like Victorian-era memorial to the conflict stands just south in a neatly trimmed park. Farther north, near the Hindu Rao Hospital, are the ruins of the Pir Ghaib, a Tughlaq-era hunting lodge with a densely overgrown baoli (stepwell).

Seek ghosts and sunbirds in Sanjay Van

While exploring South Delhi, make a detour to this 317-hectare (783-acre) forest, which has escaped development thanks in part to the legends about the area being haunted. The graves of Sufi mystics lie under the trees, which buzz with birdlife, particularly at dawn and dusk when the forest is at its most atmospheric. Keep an eye out for colourful Indian paradise flycatchers and purple sunbirds flitting through the trees. Sanjay Van is one of Delhi’s best-kept secrets – during the week it’s possible to walk here without seeing a soul, something unimaginable in most of the city. Get here by auto rickshaw from the RK Puram metro stop.

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Walk with djinns in Tughlaqabad

Sultan Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq built his fortified city in the dry forests south of Delhi in 1321, after rising from slavery to take charge of the Delhi sultanate, but his triumph was short-lived. Tughlaq was crushed by a collapsing wooden pavilion just four years later, and his imperial city was abandoned to the winds. And so things remained for the next 700 years – even today, the ruined city sleeps silently inside its crumbled walls, visited by more goat herders than tourists.

You can thank superstition for the peaceful state of Tughlaqabad. According to legend, a Sufi mystic, who wanted to build a well on the same site, cursed the city, and local people still claim the ruins are haunted by djinns , Islamic spirits who wait among the stones to pounce on the unwary. To reach the ruined city, take an auto rickshaw from Tughlaqabad metro station to Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq’s mausoleum on the edge of the fortress walls.

Let your senses explore in Mehrauli

Close to the ruins of the first Islamic city in India, the Garden of Five Senses is a haven from the noisy traffic of south Delhi. Easily reached by rickshaw from Qutub Minar metro station, this gorgeously planted ornamental garden dates back to 2003, with winding pathways dotted with eclectic sculptures and artworks, including stone elephants, a Mayan arch and a tree of metal bells. The scented herb garden is a great place to escape the crowds who mob the nearby Qutub Minar archaeological site.

After exploring, detour west to the forests of the Mehrauli Archaeological Park. Scattered throughout the woods are some of the most ornately decorated Islamic tombs in Delhi and a string of other relics. The ruins get quieter and more atmospheric the farther you get from the Delhi-Gurugram highway; in the basti (village) west of the ruins is the Hijron ka Khanqah, a Sufi graveyard that is revered as a spiritual centre for Delhi’s hijra (transgender) community. Get here via the Qutab Minar metro station.

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Top 5 Beautiful Garden Parks in Delhi

The capital city of India has a lot more to offer apart from its famous monuments and extensive shopping centers. One does not always want a vacation where they are always on their toes, ready to hop from one location to the other. If you are in Delhi and wish to spend a relaxing day, you will be surprised to know about the innumerable garden parks in the city. The government has been working very hard to maintain greenery in all part of the city and therefore, almost all the parts have famous garden parks . These parks are the best way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city without actually leaving the place. So, if you wish to spend a day relaxing in a peaceful environment, you can go visit any of these parks.

1. Garden of Five Senses

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Garden of Five Senses  covers an average area of 20 acres. The name of this garden comes from the experience people have had here. They claim that they feel like all their five senses are stimulated. The garden is no less than a paradise for a nature lover with the flourishing flower beds and magnificent fountains. There is a variety of over 100 types of plants and flowers. The garden also has the facility of fine dining. To sum it up, one can say that this garden is a perfect place to spend time with your loved ones , immersing yourself in the beauty of nature.

2. Lodhi Garden

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Lodhi garden is one of the oldest gardens of Delhi. This garden covers an area of about 90 acres and dates back to the 15 th century. Its architectural structure speaks of the time it was constructed. It is maintained by the Archeological Survey of India as it counts as one of the heritage sites. The park houses the tombs of two great emperors Sikandar Lodhi, Muhammad Shah, and of two unknown members of Lodhi family, the remains of whom are housed in the Sheesh Gumbad and Bara Gumbad respectively. These tombs speak very highly of the Lodhi architecture. The place brims with joggers both in the morning and evening. It is a beautiful place to spend some quality time .

3. Deer Park

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The deer park can almost pass for a mini forest. It is often known as the ‘lungs’ of the capital city as this is probably that one place where one can breathe freely without any pollution. The park is a great place to go for a outing . It has almost everything one can imagine at a garden. With the deers walking about freely and the park being divided into different sections, one just cannot get bored of this place. The deer park also houses a fountain, a duck park, a few picnic spots here and there, and a number of monuments that date back to the Mughal era. It would be a waste to not visit such a beautiful place.

4. Japanese Garden

The Japanese garden comes under one of Delhi’s largest gardens. It has five lakes within its perimeter. Apart from walking and jogging along the lush greenery, you can opt for a peaceful boat ride in one of the lakes. The park has playgrounds for the little ones to will have a great time as well. The best time to visit the park would be during the sunrise or the sunset when the view is nothing less than breath taking.

5. Nehru Park

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As the name might suggest, this park was named after India’s first Prime Minister, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. Nehru park stretches over 80 acres of land. The park looks beautiful and is a picturesque location. Apart from the usual jogging and walking, people host a number of events here. Many music concerts and other such events take place in this park. Winters are really the days to come and spend some time here.

We all visit the main stream places of every city we tour. It would be a great and positive change to visit the garden parks for once . It would be a good break from the busy and chaotic city life . If you have come to Delhi for a vacation or are a localite, you should definitely take a day out to visit at least one of these beautiful gardens. The experience would be nothing less than rejuvenating.

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Best Gardens And Parks In Delhi For A Spring Day Out

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Spring is here, offering nature lovers to immerse themselves in the beauty of blossoming bright flowers and lush greenery

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In Delhi, there are several parks and gardens, perfect for a picnic or to spend some relaxed time amidst the daily hustle

Spread over 90 acres, lodhi gardens is a heritage site with historical tombs, rose and herb gardens, bonsai trees and a lake.

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Spread over 15 acres, Mughal Gardens, referred to as the "soul" of the Presidential Palace, boasts of 159 varieties of roses 

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Sunder Nursery, a 16th-century heritage park near Humayun's Tomb houses a paradise garden with a marble fountain, and almost 300 plants and tree species

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Garden of Five Senses, located in Saket, is a beautiful park with various themed areas such as a herb garden, water lily pools, and solar energy park

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Known as the "lungs of Delhi," Deer Park in Hauz Khas Village is home to a large number of deer and other wildlife

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Nehru Park, located in the heart of Delhi, is known for its lush greenery and musical fountain, and a great place for a picnic or a relaxing walk


Jahanpanah City Forest, a 445 acre park is well known for its jogging trails, and also home to peacocks and antelopes

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Japanese Garden also known as Swarn Jayanti Park is an ideal picnic spot and famous for leisure activities like boating, gaming zones and jet replicas

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Uncovering The 29 Best Places to Visit in Delhi

Are you planning a trip to Delhi and wondering where to start? Look no further! Delhi, the capital of India, is a city with a rich history and vibrant culture. It is home to many iconic landmarks and attractions that will leave you awestruck. From historical monuments to spiritual places, parks and gardens to museums, shopping destinations to unique experiences, Delhi has something for everyone. In this blog post, we have compiled a comprehensive list of top places to visit in Delhi, including the popular Pragati Maidan, which has some of the most Instagrammable cafes in Delhi around it, that will help you plan your itinerary. So pack your bags, put on your comfortable shoes, grab your camera, and get ready for an unforgettable journey through the heart of India where a plethora of Bollywood travel movies were shot!

Historical Sites in Delhi

Delhi is a city rich in history, with some of the most fascinating historical sites in India to explore. The Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Agrasen ki Baoli, and Purana Qila are must-visit attractions for history enthusiasts. Including these places to visit in Delhi in your itinerary promises a delightful and enriching experience that is essential to Delhi tourism.

1. Red Fort: The Mughal Pride


Located in Delhi, the Red Fort is a testament to India’s rich history. Constructed in red sandstone, it showcases the grandeur of the Mughal Empire. Visitors can admire the intricate architecture and enjoy a captivating light and sound show. Spread across acres of land, the Red Fort is an important part of Delhi’s cultural heritage. A visit guarantees an enriching experience and a chance to explore its grounds and structures while learning about the vibrant history of the Mughal era, including the nearby Hauz Khas Fort.

2. Qutub Minar: A Majestic Stone Structure

Qutub Minar, standing 73 meters tall, is a testament to Delhi’s historical significance and one of the most photographed places in the world . Visitors are drawn to its intricate carvings and verses from the Quran. This majestic stone structure represents Indo-Islamic architecture and is surrounded by lush greenery, creating a serene ambience for exploration. The complex history and architecture of Qutub Minar and its surrounding monuments provide a unique glimpse into Delhi’s past, making it an essential stop for heritage enthusiasts. Visitors can stroll through the complex, experiencing the blend of historical and natural beauty that the minaret offers.

3. Humayun’s Tomb: The Garden of Tombs

Nestled in the heart of Delhi, Humayun’s Tomb offers a serene retreat for history and architecture enthusiasts. Crafted with pristine white marble, this UNESCO World Heritage site is celebrated for its beautiful gardens and tranquil ambiance. Visitors marvel at the intricate Mughal architecture and find solace in the lush surroundings as they stroll through the expansive gardens. This masterpiece, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, provides a peaceful haven away from the bustling city life. For those seeking tranquility and a glimpse into the opulent past of the Mughal Empire, Humayun’s Tomb, one of the best places to visit in Delhi stands as a testament to architectural brilliance and historical significance, making it an essential stop for anyone exploring the vibrant fabric of Delhi.

4. Agrasen ki Baoli: An Ancient Stepwell

Tucked away in the heart of Delhi, Agrasen ki Baoli, one of the most visited historical sites in the world stands as an architectural marvel, drawing history enthusiasts and curious visitors alike. The ancient stepwell’s intriguing design and historical significance make it a must-see attraction. As you explore the unique stepwell architecture, you’ll be immersed in the tranquil ambience that surrounds this hidden gem. Agrasen ki Baoli offers an opportunity to delve into the rich history of Delhi, providing a serene escape from the bustling city life. Step into this historical treasure and uncover the secrets of its past while enjoying the architectural splendor it has to offer.

5. Purana Qila: A Glimpse into Delhi’s Past

Delhi’s historical marvel, Purana Qila, also known as the Old Fort, is a gateway to the city’s rich past, with its massive walls and impressive gates. This fort complex offers a glimpse into the architectural grandeur and historical significance of Delhi. The ancient ruins, well-maintained gardens, and peaceful ambiance make it an ideal place to spend quality time while exploring the city’s heritage. As a cultural landmark, Purana Qila provides insights into Delhi’s historical evolution, attracting visitors from all over. From the light shows to the ancient structures, every corner of Purana Qila tells a story of the city’s historical legacy, making it a must-visit for anyone interested in delving into the history and culture of Delhi.

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Spiritual Places in Delhi

Delhi offers a diverse tapestry of spiritual places that are a testament to the city’s rich heritage and cultural significance. Akshardham Temple stands as a vibrant reflection of India’s cultural and spiritual ethos, inviting visitors to delve into its architectural splendor and serene surroundings. The Lotus (Bahai) Temple, inspired by the form of a lotus flower, provides a tranquil setting for solace and reflection, offering a unique house of worship for all. Jama Masjid, an architectural marvel, serves as a significant spiritual center in Delhi, drawing visitors to admire its stunning design and historical importance. These spiritual destinations ensure that visitors can immerse themselves in the spiritual essence of Delhi while experiencing quality time in the historic capital of India. So scroll down, and check out the best places to visit in Delhi for a spiritual experience.

6. Akshardham Temple: An Epitome of Indian Culture

Nestled in the heart of Delhi, Akshardham Temple, one of the most essential places to visit in Delhi is a true testament to India’s rich cultural heritage and architectural brilliance and an essential addition to your New Year travel guide . The temple complex, with its intricately carved pillars and domes, reflects the grandeur of ancient Indian craftsmanship. Visitors can immerse themselves in the breathtaking light and sound show, depicting the cultural journey of India. Surrounding the temple, the lush gardens and tranquil water features provide the perfect setting for visitors to spend quality time in reflection and peace. Offering a glimpse into Indian history and spirituality, Akshardham Temple stands as a significant house of worship, attracting tourists and Indian citizens alike. As the sun sets, the temple comes alive with the evening aarti, a mesmerizing ritual that adds to the spiritual experience. Akshardham Temple is undeniably a must-visit destination for anyone exploring the cultural tapestry of Delhi.

7. Lotus (Bahai) Temple: A Symbol of Unity

Nestled in South Delhi, the Lotus Temple, one of the most silent places to visit in Delhi stands as a symbol of unity and peace. The lotus flower-inspired architecture of this house of worship is a testament to the inclusivity and harmony promoted by the Bahai faith. Surrounded by lush gardens, the temple offers visitors a tranquil space for reflection and spiritual solace. The mesmerizing lotus-shaped prayer hall, adorned with intricate designs, welcomes people of all backgrounds, inviting them to pray or meditate in a serene ambience. At dusk, the temple hosts a mesmerizing light show, enhancing the visitor experience. Located near the Nehru Place metro station, it is conveniently accessible to locals and tourists, offering a unique opportunity to spend quality time in a place that transcends cultural and religious boundaries, such as the Birla Mandir.

8. Jama Masjid: The Largest Mosque in India

Nestled in Old Delhi, Jama Masjid, one of the most religious places to visit in Delhi stands as a remarkable testament to Mughal architecture and the vision of Emperor Shah Jahan. As the largest mosque in India, it attracts both locals and tourists alike, offering a peaceful ambience and a glimpse into the grandeur of the Mughal Empire. Visitors can climb the minarets for a breathtaking view of the city and explore its vast courtyard, making it an ideal place to spend quality time with loved ones. In the evening, the mosque hosts a captivating light show that adds to its charm as a house of worship and a historical landmark, creating a memorable experience for Indian citizens and international visitors alike. Beyond being a tourist attraction, Jama Masjid holds deep cultural and historical significance, making it a must-visit for anyone exploring Delhi’s rich heritage, including the nearby Jantar Mantar.

9. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib: A Sikh Pilgrimage Site

Delhi’s Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, one of the best places to visit in Delhi for the Sikh community, offers a serene and stunning architectural marvel, attracting visitors worldwide. The community kitchen serves thousands of free meals daily, embodying the spirit of selfless service. The Sarovar, a holy water pool, is believed to have healing properties, drawing those seeking spiritual cleansing. The Gurudwara’s historical significance as a Sikh pilgrimage site makes it a must-visit for those interested in Sikhism and spirituality. The tranquil and picturesque setting of the illuminated Gurudwara in the evenings provides a peaceful escape from the bustling city life, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in spirituality and quality time.

Did you know that this place is also one of those places that people visit to add some religious touch to their New Year celebrations in Delhi ?

10. ISKCON Temple: A Spiritual Retreat

Tucked away in the heart of Delhi, the ISKCON Temple offers a serene retreat dedicated to Lord Krishna. It provides spiritual solace and enlightenment to all visitors, who can immerse themselves in the melodious kirtans and bhajans during the temple’s rituals. The architecture of the temple is a captivating blend of modern and traditional elements, creating a truly enchanting ambiance. Additionally, the temple complex houses a museum that beautifully showcases the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita. To add to the overall experience of tranquility and spirituality, the temple’s vegetarian restaurant offers delectable meals. Whether seeking inner peace or simply exploring the city’s spiritual side, the ISKCON Temple promises a memorable experience that nourishes the soul.

Parks and Gardens in Delhi

Amidst the bustling city life, Delhi boasts serene green spaces like Lodhi Gardens, Garden of Five Senses, Nehru Park, Mughal Gardens, and the National Zoological Park, also known as Delhi Zoo, offering peaceful retreats. These parks are ideal for picnics, strolls, and enjoying the vibrant flora amidst historical monuments. Each park has its unique charm, catering to diverse visitor preferences. Exploring these parks provides a welcomed escape from the urban hustle, offering moments of serenity and joy. The lush landscapes and natural beauty make these parks a treat for nature enthusiasts, providing an opportunity for visitors to spend quality time amidst tranquil surroundings. From historical monuments to varied flora, the parks offer a delightful experience, catering to the needs of locals and tourists alike.

11. Lodhi Gardens: A Heritage Park

Nestled in the heart of South Delhi, Lodhi Gardens boasts remarkable historical architecture dating back to the 15th century. The park’s tranquil ambiance seamlessly fuses nature with Mughal heritage, offering visitors a captivating experience. Well-maintained pathways meander through lush greenery, making it an ideal setting for leisurely nature walks and photography enthusiasts. Frequented by both locals and tourists, the serene environment provides a peaceful respite from the city’s vibrancy. It’s a haven for those seeking quality time amidst historical splendor. With its fusion of nature and history, Lodhi Gardens is a cultural oasis where visitors can revel in relaxation and exploration. It is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to immerse themselves in Delhi’s rich heritage and natural beauty.

12. Garden of Five Senses: A Sensory Experience

Step into the Garden of Five Senses, one of the most environment-friendly places to visit in Delhi, and embark on a sensory journey like no other. Engage your senses with captivating sculptures, vibrant flora, and fragrant blooms thoughtfully designed to stimulate your perception of beauty. Explore thematic areas such as the Khas Bagh, Neel Bagh, and the Solar Energy Park, offering a diverse experience for every visitor. Immerse yourself in cultural events, art exhibitions, and musical performances, enhancing the overall sensory delight. The garden’s unique landscaping and artistic installations make it an enchanting destination for visitors of all ages, promising a delightful experience for everyone. It’s a perfect spot to spend quality time, surrounded by nature, art, and cultural festivities, creating lasting memories for all who wander through its serene paths.

13. Nehru Park: An Oasis in the City

Nestled in Lutyen’s Delhi, Nehru Park is an ideal green space for outdoor activities. It offers tranquillity away from the city and hosts cultural events, concerts, and food festivals. The park’s lawns, trees, and gardens create a rejuvenating atmosphere for families, friends, and individuals seeking relaxation. Nehru Park, located near the Nehru Planetarium, is an idyllic oasis amidst the urban landscape, perfect for picnics and leisurely pursuits, making it one of those places to visit in Delhi that you just cannot miss visiting.

14. Waste to Wonder Park: A Unique Theme Park

Waste to Wonder Park, located in South Delhi, offers a unique experience with replicas of iconic monuments created from scrap and waste materials. This concept promotes sustainability and creativity while reminding visitors of the importance of recycling and environmental conservation. Marvel at miniatures of famous landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal, and Christ the Redeemer, all made from upcycled materials. The park’s eco-friendly approach and picturesque settings make it an educational and visually captivating attraction for all ages, emphasizing the value of reusing materials and preserving the environment.

15. Mughal Gardens: A Blend of British and Mughal Architecture

Nestled within the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Mughal Gardens, one of the best places to visit in Delhi seamlessly integrate Mughal and British landscaping styles, offering a mesmerizing horticultural spectacle. The garden’s vibrant flower beds, intricate fountains, and ornamental shrubs captivate visitors with their beauty and artistry. During the annual Udyanotsav, the public gains access to the garden, located within the Rashtrapati Bhawan, or Presidential Palace, where they can revel in the kaleidoscope of blossoms and flawlessly manicured lawns. A testament to historical eminence and exceptional botanical craftsmanship, the Mughal Gardens stand as a premier attraction in the capital city, inviting nature enthusiasts and history aficionados to explore its architectural opulence and diverse flora.

Shopping Destinations in Delhi

Experience the vibrant shopping scene in Delhi at Chandni Chowk. This bustling market offers a mix of traditional goods, street food, and cultural vibrancy. Explore the narrow lanes lined with shops offering textiles, jewellery, spices, and other local treasures. Chandni Chowk provides an immersive shopping experience that showcases Delhi’s heritage, cuisine, and craftsmanship. It’s a shopper’s paradise full of stories and treasures that reflect Indian culture, including the famous Lajpat Nagar Central Market.

16. Chandni Chowk: A Shopper’s Paradise

Tucked within the bustling streets of Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk, one of the best places to visit in Delhi for shopping for wedding clothes, offers a delightful shopping experience, steeped in history and culture, perfect for shopping for your Christmas celebrations in India . The market’s narrow alleys are adorned with an eclectic mix of traditional goods, from vibrant textiles to exquisite jewelry, attracting locals and tourists alike. Chandni Chowk’s vibrant energy and historical charm create a shopper’s paradise, offering a unique blend of heritage and commerce. Visitors can immerse themselves in the rich cultural tapestry of Delhi while exploring the market’s diverse offerings. Whether it’s savouring local street food or indulging in a shopping spree, this iconic destination promises an unforgettable experience.

17. Khan Market: For High-End Shopping

Indulge in an exquisite shopping experience at Khan Market, home to some of the best nightclubs in Delhi , where designer boutiques and upscale brands await. The vibrant atmosphere is complemented by a diverse culinary scene, offering a delightful mix of popular cafes and restaurants. Known for its luxurious shopping options, Khan Market presents a wide range of international and Indian brands, providing unique, high-quality fashion and lifestyle products. Whether exploring the market’s upscale boutiques or savouring the delectable offerings at its restaurants, visitors are sure to enjoy a memorable experience that embodies the spirit of modern Delhi, including nearby attractions such as Lajpat Nagar.

18. Sarojini Nagar Market: A Budget Shopper’s Dream

Visit Sarojini Nagar Market, one of Delhi’s famous budget shopping destinations. Explore the vibrant chaos and uncover stylish finds at affordable prices. From trendy clothes to unique home decor, this market offers a plethora of options. Dive in and emerge with fashionable items that won’t break the bank.

19. Dilli Haat: A Showcase of Indian Handicrafts

Experience a cultural extravaganza at Dilli Haat, one of the most unique places to visit in Delhi where traditional handicrafts come to life. Explore India’s rich heritage through vibrant arts and crafts, showcasing handwoven textiles, intricate jewelry, and stunning artifacts. Enjoy live music, cultural performances, and authentic regional cuisine, offering a sensory journey through Indian art and culture. Dilli Haat captures the essence of Indian craftsmanship and creativity. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, Dilli Haat is the perfect destination to immerse yourself in the beauty of Indian handicrafts.

20. Connaught Place: A Blend of Tradition and Modernity

Stepping into the heart of Connaught Place, one of the oldest places to visit in Delhi unveils a historic architectural marvel and bustling commercial hub. This iconic landmark seamlessly blends modern retail stores, heritage architecture, and diverse dining options, offering a vibrant energy that captivates visitors. The fusion of historical charm and contemporary allure provides an array of shopping, dining, and entertainment options, making it an unmissable destination for both locals and tourists alike. Immerse yourself in the timeless charm of Connaught Place’s outer circle while exploring its rich history and experiencing the pulse of the city.

Museums and Art Galleries in Delhi

Discover Delhi’s rich cultural tapestry through its Museums and Art Galleries. The National Museum showcases India’s history and heritage with a vast collection of artifacts. The National Gallery of Modern Art exhibits contemporary and modern art from India and around the world. The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art features diverse contemporary Indian art with regular exhibitions. Explore the life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi at the Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti. Experience the evolution of toilets at the Sulabh International Museum of Toilets. These venues enrich your exploration of Delhi’s cultural landscape.

21. The National Museum: A Peek into Indian History

Discover the captivating world of the National Museum, housing over 200,000 artefacts that tell the story of Indian history and culture. Explore ancient sculptures, paintings, textiles, and weaponry. This institution offers insight into India’s cultural traditions for visitors of all ages. The museum also provides educational programs and workshops to deepen understanding. Highlights include the Harappan Gallery, Bronze Gallery, and Miniature Paintings Gallery, showcasing India’s illustrious history and art.

22. National Gallery of Modern Art: A Treat for Art Lovers

Delhi art enthusiasts will be captivated by the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), one of the best places to visit in Delhi for art enthusiasts. It houses a vast collection of modern and contemporary art from India and abroad, including paintings, sculptures, and installations. Visitors can explore various galleries and exhibitions to gain insights into different artistic expressions. NGMA also offers workshops, talks, and screenings for a deeper engagement with the art. Located in the heart of Delhi, it is easily accessible by public transport or private vehicles, making it convenient for art lovers to appreciate this diverse world of art.

23. Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum: A Tribute to the Iron Lady

Explore the Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, a tribute to India’s influential leader Jawaharlal Nehru. This museum offers a glimpse into his life and legacy through personal belongings, photographs, and documents. The library, audio-visual displays, and research center enrich the experience. For history enthusiasts and those interested in Indian politics, this museum is a treasure trove. Discover the nation’s political landscape at this compelling stop.

24. National Rail Museum: A Journey through Indian Railways History

Explore the history of Indian Railways at the National Rail Museum. Experience vintage trains, locomotives, and carriages that showcase the evolution of railways in India. The exhibits vividly depict the rich heritage of Indian railways. Don’t miss a joy ride on the mini-train in the outdoor gallery with various train models. Plan your visit with details on admission fees, timings, and essential information. The National Rail Museum offers a captivating blend of history, technology, and nostalgia for railway enthusiasts and curious minds.

Unique Experiences in Delhi

The city offers unique experiences, in its many places to visit in Delhi that create lasting memories. Explore the grandeur of the Red Fort and the spiritual essence of the Lotus Temple and Akshardham Temple. Indulge in vibrant street food and shopping in Chandni Chowk. Enjoy a stroll in Lodi Gardens or marvel at the Qutub Minar. Gain insight into India’s struggle for independence at the Gandhi Smriti Museum. These experiences paint a vivid picture of Delhi’s cultural tapestry.

25. Paranthe Wali Gali: A Foodie’s Delight

Embark on a gastronomic journey at Paranthe Wali Gali, one of the best places to visit in Delhi for foodies where you can relish a diverse array of delectable, filled parathas. Immerse yourself in the lively and bustling ambiance of this iconic food street, situated in the heart of Old Delhi. As you explore the area, treat your taste buds to traditional Indian sweets and snacks available at the nearby market, embracing the rich cultural heritage of Indian street food. It’s an extraordinary culinary adventure that allows you to savor the flavors of India while experiencing the vibrant energy of the surroundings, making it one of the best places to see in Delhi.

26. Kingdom of Dreams: India’s First Live Entertainment Theatre

Welcome to the Kingdom of Dreams, one of the best places to visit in Delhi, where you can immerse yourself in live Bollywood-style musicals and performances that showcase India’s vibrant culture and heritage. Experience captivating shows that blend modern technology with classic performing arts, offering a glimpse into India’s art, culture, and heritage. Indulge in diverse culinary delights at the food court, featuring flavors from across the country. The Kingdom of Dreams promises an immersive experience that allows you to witness India’s artistic expressions and culinary diversity, making it the perfect place to spend quality time with loved ones.

27. Raj Ghat: Pay Respect to Mahatma Gandhi

Visit Raj Ghat to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi and reflect on his life and philosophy. Explore the gardens, and eternal flame, and learn about its significance in India’s independence movement. Experience peace and tranquility at this revered national monument, gaining a deeper understanding of India’s history and non-violence principles. Connect with Gandhi’s legacy and embrace his values at this must-visit place to explore in New Delhi.

28. Nizamuddin Dargah: Enjoy Qawwali Evenings

Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing qawwali performances during enchanting evenings at Nizamuddin Dargah. Feel the spiritual and cultural ambiance as you embrace the soul-stirring Sufi music. Discover the architectural splendor of the tomb and complex while experiencing the mysticism and devotion of Sufi traditions in Delhi. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a unique evening and spend quality time with loved ones.

Offbeat Attractions in Delhi

Embark on a fascinating journey through Delhi’s historical marvels at Mehrauli Archaeological Park amid lush greenery. Uncover ancient ruins and monuments dating back to the medieval era, immersing yourself in the rich historical legacy of Delhi’s oldest city. Explore hidden gems and archaeological wonders, discovering the serene surroundings of this lesser-known historical site. The park offers a captivating walk through ancient ruins steeped in history, providing visitors with quality time to appreciate the tranquil ambiance. Mehrauli Archaeological Park stands as a testament to Delhi’s profound historical significance, offering a peaceful escape from the bustling city life in some of the best offbeat places to visit in Delhi.

29. Mehrauli Archaeological Park: A Walk Through Ancient Ruins

Embark on a journey through time as you wander among the historic monuments and tombs of bygone eras at Mehrauli Archaeological Park. The architectural grandeur of the step well and mosque in the park will leave you in awe, showcasing the unique blend of medieval architecture and natural beauty. As you explore the diverse range of historical structures and artefacts, including the Hauz Khas Complex, located at Mathura Road, you’ll experience a serene and offbeat historical retreat in the heart of Delhi. It’s an opportunity to delve into the rich history and legacy of the Mughal Empire, without the hustle and bustle of the city. Spend quality time immersing yourself in the historical marvels and lush greenery of this hidden gem, away from the crowds of South Delhi.

What Makes Delhi a Must-Visit City?

Immerse yourself in Delhi’s vibrant cultural tapestry, explore its rich history and architectural wonders, indulge in iconic street food, experience the blend of old-world charm and modern sophistication, and discover traditional bazaars, modern malls, and bustling marketplaces.

Delhi, the capital city of India, is a treasure trove of incredible attractions that cater to every interest and taste. From its rich historical sites to spiritual havens, picturesque parks bustling shopping destinations, and captivating museums to unique experiences, Delhi has it all. Explore the magnificent Red Fort, marvel at the towering Qutub Minar, and immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of Humayun’s Tomb. Visit the iconic Akshardham Temple, experience tranquility at the Lotus Temple, and witness the grandeur of Jama Masjid. Indulge in a shopping spree at Chandni Chowk, Khan Market, or Sarojini Nagar Market. Immerse yourself in art and history at The National Museum and the National Gallery of Modern Art. Don’t miss the culinary delights of Paranthe Wali Gali and the enchanting performances at Kingdom of Dreams. Delhi is a city that never fails to captivate and leave its visitors in awe. Plan your trip and discover the magic of Delhi today!

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The 29 Ultimate Things to Do in Delhi

Delhi, the capital of India, is a must stop for almost all India travelers. It is a good starter destination, letting you get to know India's sights, culture, and people. Find inspiration for things to do in Delhi for your India trip here.

  • Things to Do for All Visitors
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  • Things to Do in Delhi at Night

The Top 13 Things to Do for All Visitors

The following recommendations are the highlights of Delhi for all kinds of travelers.

1. Learn India's History from the Red Fort

The over 500-year-old Red Fort witnessed the glory of the Mughal Dynasty (1526–1857), the most powerful dynasty in Indian history, and the colonial history of British entry into India.

If you want to photograph it at its most beautiful moment, you should visit at sunset, when the soft sunset shines on the dappled red walls with several birds standing on them to perform the evening chorus.

At night, there is a light and sound show telling the history of the Red Fort. Although the glory of the past has gone, it is still magnificent.

Related reading: The Best 9 Forts to Visit in India

  • Open: 9:30am–4:30pm (Tuesday to Sunday)
  • Recommended stay: 2-3 hours

2. Feel the Religious Atmosphere in Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid is the third-largest mosque in India and the world's No.22 largest mosque [Aug. 2022]. It can hold 25,000 people at a time for prayer. By observing devout worshipers, you will experience the solemnity of the religious atmosphere and get to know the influence of religion on Indian culture.

You will get a most stunning view when the first light of morning falls on its white stones and flocks of doves fly over it.

  • Open: 7am–12pm; 1:30pm–6:30pm
  • Recommended stay: about 1 hour

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3. Visit Humayun's Tomb

It was the first garden tomb built on the Indian subcontinent, and it's listed as a World Cultural Heritage site. The Mughal architectural style of the tomb mixes the styles of Islam and Hinduism, which created a new trend in the history of Islamic architecture in India.

Humayun was the second Mughal emperor (r. 1530–40 and 1555–6). During your visit, hear the story of his exile and restoration. You can also learn about how his tomb could be the inspiration for the Taj Mahal.

  • Open: 9am–5:30pm, Tuesday to Sunday

4. Explore Old Delhi's Lifestyle in Chandni Chowk Market

Chandni Chowk Market is the oldest market in Old Delhi filled with noisy shops, street food, shouting vendors, motorcycles, tricycles... The biggest draw of visiting the market is to see the diversity of locals and their interesting lifestyles.

Taking a rickshaw ride is a great way to absorb the lively sights and sounds of the bustling market.

  • Open: 9:30am–8pm (except Sunday)
  • Recommended stay: 1–2 hours

5. Feel the Festive Atmosphere

Experiencing a festive atmosphere is sure to be an unforgettable memory of your trip to India.

During the Kite Festival (every January), people in the north India play music loudly and fly colorful kites.

At Holi (every February or March), people celebrate by throwing colored powder on each other. The color fights are crazy and exciting.

Diwali (every October or November) is the most important festival for Indians, like Christmas for most Westerners. People light candles and set off fireworks to celebrate the Festival of Lights.

>>> Top Festivals of India, A Full List Is Here!

6. Visit Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar is the tallest brick minaret in the world, reaching 73 meters (240 feet) high. With a long history of 1,000 years, nobody can tell why it remains preserved.

There you could learn something about the religious conflict in India. There are many stories about the construction of the tower. One of the most widely spread is that the first Islamic ruler of Delhi built it to show his conquest of Hinduism.

You can see some Hindu motifs on the walls of the mosque under the minaret, because the bricks used to build the mosque were the bricks of demolished Hindu temples.

Further reading: Religion in India — The 5 Most Popular Religions You Should Know

7. Take Part in an Indian Cooking Class

There's no better way to learn about India's food than to cook a meal yourself. Visit a local family, enjoy a home-cooked dinner, and learn about what their daily lives are like.

If you are interested, please contact us. Or you could see our 9-Day India Highlights and Food Tour description.

8. Go to Rajpath to Appreciate New Delhi

Rajpath is where India holds military parades and political events. It's dotted with government offices, museums, and monuments.

There you can clearly experience the contrast between Old Delhi and New Delhi — the wide and clean avenues are a world away from the narrow, chaotic streets of old Delhi.

The biggest attraction on the street is Indian Gate, which looks like the Arc de Triomphe in France.

  • Open: all day

9. Learn about Sikh Culture at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Sikhism is one of the three main religions of India.

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is the largest Sikh temple in Delhi. There you will feel a peaceful vibe while listening to the singers singing the scriptures and the sound of music echoing through the temple, and seeing the worshiping people.

There is a pool in the temple. The water in the pool is regarded as holy water. Sikhs believe that the holy water can cure all diseases, so you will see many coming to use the water.

>>> Sikhism vs Hinduism — 2 Major Similarities and 7 Major Differences

10. Feel Hindu Culture at Laxminarayan Temple

Laxminarayan Temple (Birla Mandir) is Delhi's most famous Hindu temple. It is open to people of all faiths and castes, because, at a time when India had religious conflicts and deep-rooted caste discrimination, Gandhi made an announcement that it should be so.

It is dedicated to Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. There are colorful statues and decorations, and you will sometimes hear rhythmic Hindu music playing.

The best time to visit is early in the morning or late in the evening during religious rites.

  • Open: 4:30am–1:30pm; 2:30pm–9pm

11. Learn about the Indian Spirit at Raj Ghat

This is where Mahatma Gandhi, the founding father of India, was cremated. The ever-burning lights there symbolize the spirit of India's struggle for national independence.

Gandhi was not buried there, though, and some of his ashes were scattered at sea in accordance with Hindu custom.

  • Open: 5:30am–7pm

12. Visit India National Museum for India's 5,000-Year History

The National Museum is located on the Rajpath. It collects together valuable cultural relics from different periods in India's history and some foreign cultural relics.

A knowledgeable local guide will make your museum trip more meaningful and interesting. With his/her explanation, you would feel each artifact coming to life that bit more.

The most important artifact is the bronze statue of 'the Lord of Dance' — an incarnation of Shiva, one of the three main deities of Hinduism, who combines the characteristics of creation and destruction.

Shiva has a distinctive third eye in the middle of his forehead. Legend has it that this third eye can not only see into the universe, but also emit a fire to destroy the entire universe.

  • Open: 10am–5pm (except Mondays)
  • Recommended stay: about 2 hours

13. Lotus Temple

This is one of the landmarks of Delhi. As its name suggests, the temple is shaped like a lotus flower. It is a Bahá'í temple. The Bahá'í faith is very inclusive. People of any religion can worship their gods there.

Different from Hindu temples, the decor there is more modest and no music means a more solemn environment.

  • Open: 9am–5:30pm (except Mondays)

The Top 4 Things to Do in Delhi with Youthful Friends

Delhi provides many places for youngsters to have fun. Besides the things to do listed above, here are some recommendations for groups of young friends.

1. Shopping and Eating in Connaught Place

Connaught Place is the largest commercial hub of Delhi. It can satisfy your all desires for relaxation, entertainment, shopping, and eating.

Various highly-rated hotels, shopping malls, restaurants, cinemas, cafés, and so on are gathered there.

2. Discover the Trends of India Youth in Hauz Khas Village

Hauz Khas Village a hub for Delhi's artists and artistic youth. You can find many well-designed shops, tasteful bars and cafés, and lots of fashion lovers with personality.

3. Try India's Special Tattoo Method — Henna

Henna is used to make temporary tattoos. Its pigment is made from several grasses. The tattoo drawing process is painless and will feel cool.

4. Go to the Local Markets

Delhi has many high-quality local markets worthy of a visit:

  • Khan Market: best for native Indian designer brands, bars, spas, and restaurants
  • Select Citywalk: best for international brands at favorable prices
  • Dilli Haat: best for Indian traditional handcrafts
  • Paharganj Main Bazaar: favored by backpackers for its cheap items

The Top 4 Things to Do in Delhi for Families

1. have fun in adventure island.

Adventure Island is one of the best amusement parks in Delhi. There are various activities like water rides, rock climbing, swan boats, roller coasters, and more.

After visiting some historic and religious sites, it's a great place to relax and have fun with your children.

2. Visit Akshardham Temple

Akshardham Temple is more of a Hindu-theme park. Children can learn about Indian culture during their time playing.

There you can take a boat ride to learn about thousands of years of Indian history, taste Indian snacks in a food court, watch a giant movie, and enjoy a musical fountain.

3. Have a Picnic in Lodi Garden

Lodi Garden is the best and most beautiful garden in Delhi. The historic sites and natural scenery are in a perfect combination. You will see geese pacing freely and small squirrels scurrying. Children can play in the garden and enjoy a leisurely picnic time.

4. Go to Sulabh International Museum of Toilets

It is an interesting museum for both adults and kids.

On display are all sorts of bizarre toilets, from medieval chamber pots, most of which are disguised as arm chairs, to super-toilets now fitted in space ships with high-tech waste disposal devices that turn waste into ash in a blink of an eye.

There you can also learn about India's unique toilet culture. Although the museum is not very big, it is well worth a visit.

The Top 3 Things to Do in Delhi for Couples

1. have a walk in garden of five senses.

It is the best place in Delhi for couples to relax and go dating.

Walk around the park, touch its pristine rocks; appreciate the blooming flowers, lush trees, and colorful sculptures; listen to the babbling sound of the waterfall and streams, smell the flowers, and have a meal in the park. The stimulation of the five senses will make you feel romantic. It should be a relaxing and sweet time.

2. Gaze at the Stars in Nehru Planetarium

If you're looking for a special date, then you might consider Nehru Planetarium. You can watch the star show at the sky theater there. There's nothing more romantic than seeing the oceans of stars with someone you love!

3. Enjoy a Romantic Dinner

India has many excellent restaurants offering good food and wonderful vibes. After a day of sightseeing, enjoy the delicious food in a romantic restaurant, enjoy the night views of Delhi and share your feelings with your beloved. It should be a warm and pleasurable private time.

Here are some recommended restaurants: Olive Bar & Kitchen, Le Cirque, and Indian Accent.

Almost all restaurants in India are vegetarian-friendly. If you have diet requirements, please inform us when booking. We will recommend or prepare meals according to your needs.

The Top 5 Things to Do in Delhi at Night

  • Visit the Red Fort to see the light show.
  • See the splendid sight of the Indian Gate lit up.
  • Go to bars and clubs, such as Sky Bar & Lounge and the Blue Bar.
  • Go to Pandara Road to explore Delhi's night market scene.
  • Watch a Bollywood movie or watch a dance show in India Habitat Center.

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Garden & Parks in Delhi

Over the years, Delhi has learnt how to race along the rushing crowd of inhabitants and travellers landing here for a vacation. But one thing that stays constant amidst all the hurry are the quintessential gardens and parks of Delhi. The city boasts of some of the best gardens and parks that offer a picture-perfect setting effervescent lined flowers, singing shade trees and the shining sky to throw some light in, they have instantly become the love of many travellers and hence a great source of tourism in Delhi.

And that's not all, as apart from walking around, enjoying picnic, sitting back and relaxing, one can also indulge in boating at some of these parks. The greenery in these places are an instant charm, where one can easily escape from the hustle bustle of the city and connect their soul to nature. Furthermore, what interests tourists to come here is the history that is etched to some of these parks and grounds, that let them time travel and let their wandering mind feel revived.

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Lodhi Garden

The singing and swaying trees of Lodhi Garden can only tell you how beautiful it is to meet new people of Delhi who come for walking, jogging or just to sit around and take in the refreshing vibe. Read more

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Mughal Garden

The cool breeze of Delhi and the sight of the charismatic Mughal Garden in the Rashtrapati Bhavan is best enjoyed in the months of February and March only for the public. Read more

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Buddha Jayanti Park

This beautiful park was gifted to Delhi on the 2500th birth anniversary of the worldwide revered Lord Gautam Buddha. The main attraction of this park is its serene environs and the Buddha statue which stands tall on an island. Read more

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Central Park

As the name suggests, this park dipped in greenery stretches in the centre of the Connaught Place market, where sways the National flag of India. Amphitheatre for events, water bodies and cascade are some of the points of interest. Read more

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Dotted in South Delhi close to Hauz Khas Village, this famous park is best known for its soothing aura that offer a perfect environment amid verdant flora for picnics, jogging and walking. Read more

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Garden of Five Senses

Oozing out colours from every corner is the Garden of Five Senses which ever since 2003 has been known for various sections that are covered with plants some of which are inspired by Mughal Gardens. Read more

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Humayun's Tomb Park

Adding more charm to the famed UNESCO World Heritage Site, Humayun’s Tomb facing the Dargah Nizamuddin is the wide park that still praises the Mughal style of architecture. Read more

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India Gate Lawns

When in Delhi, a sightseeing tour to India Gate is a must to not only to admire the war memorial but also to enjoy an ice cream treat and picnic here. Kids can enjoy slides and swings as well. Read more

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Japanese Park

Japanese Park in Rohini has its own charm whether you visit it early in the morning or evening as it offers a pleasant atmosphere to all the nature lovers to rejoice at the sight of vibrant boats and clean lakes. Read more

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Jahanpanah City Forest

Another gem of South Delhi is the Jahanpanah City Forest, which is popular among bird lovers and people who like to refresh themselves by connecting their soul to nature. Read more

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Kalindi Kunj

Kalindi Kunj takes its visitors by a surprise as soon as the moon takes over the sky as that’s when the fountains and the colourful lights do their magic. Tourists can enjoy rides at Delhi Rides, an amusement park close to the park. Read more

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Kalkaji District Park

What might pull you close to this park in Okhla is probably its astounding terraced gardens, tranquil surroundings and clean lakes. Read more

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Millennium Park

Tucked close to Sarai Kale Khan, with its back to Humayun’s Tomb is the Millennium Park which is a paradise for nature and peace lovers. Read more

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Etched to Chanakyapuri diplomatic enclave is the Nehru Park which pulls in art enthusiasts and nature lovers to its land where various art festivals take place. Read more

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Roshanara Bagh

Finding its place in Shakti Nagar close to the youngster's hub North Campus is this garden which is a timeless masterpiece carved in the Mughal style of architecture by the second daughter of Shah Jahan, Roshanara Begum. Read more

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Zoological Garden

It was Carl Hagenbeck, the famous West German zoo specialist who bestowed upon Delhi this mind-blowing garden which is known for harbouring birds and animals. Read more

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Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary

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6 Mehrauli Archaeological Park

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