Lodi Garden of Delhi is situated on the Lodi road, near the famous Safdarjung Tomb. Earlier known as Lady Willington Park, the Lodi garden boasts of splendidly landscaped lawns. Small water bodies, fountains, a jogging track, etc, are the main features of this garden. Lodi Garden at Delhi was re-landscaped by JA Stein and Garrett Eckbo in 1968. Numerous trees are planted inside the garden, which also consists of a special Rose Garden and a Green House. Lodi Garden is also a bird watcher's paradise where one can see exotic birds like babblers, parakeets, mynahs, hornbills, kingfishers, etc
A popular picnic spot, the Lodi garden is also the venue of yoga
classes that are held every morning. The major attractions of the Lodi
Garden of Delhi are:
Muhammad Shah's Tomb
The tomb of Muhammad Shah, third ruler of the Sayyid dynasty, is
situated in the southwestern part of the garden. An octagonal tomb, it
consists of 8 graves, with the middle one believed to be of Muhammad
Shah. The central chamber is surrounded by a verandah and has three
arched openings on each side, lined with stone lintels (chhajjas).
Bara Gumbad, situated on the western side of the garden, is a square
tomb crowned by a large dome and adorned with facades and turrets. As
per the records, the inside of the tomb once boasted of amazing
stuccowork and paintings.
The Sheesh Gumbad is also known as "the glazed dome" as once
its dome was adorned with stunning blue tiles, now visible only in
traces. Even the inside of the tomb was once decorated with incised
plasterwork of floral designs and Quranic inscriptions.
Sikandar Lodi's Tomb
An octagonal tomb, it is situated in the northwestern corner of Lodi
Gardens. The central chamber of the tomb has three arched openings on
each side, with sloping buttresses at the corner. Enclosed within a
square garden, it has a wall-mosque on the west.
Athpula (Ath meaning eight and Pula meaning piers) is a stone bridge
with eight piers and seven arches. It is built over a small waterway
running through the garden.
National Bonsai Park
It boasts of an excellent selection of bonsais.