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Lodi Gardens is a park spread over 90 acres and popular for housing tombs of Sayyid and Lodi dynasty.The site is now protected by the Archeological Survey of India (ASI). The Lodhi Gardens is popular for its mix of ecology and heritage. Serving as a green lung for Delhi, the park is the preferred spot for locals for their daily exercises. The park consists of historical tombs. The tomb of the last Sayyid ruler, Mohammad Shah, is the oldest tomb. It was built in 1444 by Ala-ud-din Shah as a tribute to Mohammed Shah.
Another attraction of the garden is the tomb of Sikander Lodhi built by his son Ibrahim Lodi. Another historical structure in the garden is the Athpula Bridge which was built by Nawab Bahadur in the 16th century during the rule of Emperor Akbar. Beside the tombs and bridge, it also consists of the National Bonsai Park which has a sizeable collection of Bonsais. The park is home to several trees and plants like Chir, Deodar, Chinar, Neem and Eucalyptus, etc. It is also the best place to spot variety of birds like babblers, parakeets, kites and kingfishers. Since 2005, INTACH and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) organize heritage walks for students and general public within the park area. The garden is also a popular venue for festivals and nature related events.
what do children need - green grass, a few ducks, and squirrels
My daughter loves going to Lodhi garden. There is so much space to run around, grassy mounds to climb, flowers to admire, butterflies to chase. What I love about this space is that it is easily accessible, and it has no vehicular traffic. It is one of the few places that can make children happy with...More
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