Lodi Gardens

Park in Sunder Nagar, Nizamuddin & Lodi Colony

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Delhi's loveliest escape was originally named after the wife of the British Resident, Lady Willingdon, who had two villages cleared in 1936 in order to landscape a park to remind her of home. Today named after their Lodi-era tombs, the gardens, favoured getaway for Delhi's elite and courting couples, contain the 15th-century Bara Gumbad tomb and mosque, the strikingly different tombs of Mohammed Shah and Sikander Lodi, and the Athpula (eight-piered) bridge across the lake, which dates from Emperor Akbar’s reign.