In this article, we are pleased to introduce you to Lodi Garden as one of the Wheelchair accessible spots in South Delhi.
This 90-acre lush green garden is an integral part of Delhiites’ daily life. It is not only famous with walkers, joggers, yoga practitioners but equally with family picnics during weekends. Besides preserving the Indian architectural heritage, this garden has a huge variety of flora which helps in conserving a variety of bird species.
Once called Bagh-i-Jud, Lodi Garden was the royal burial ground for the Delhi rulers from Sayyid and Lodi dynasties. In 1936, a garden with the name of Lady Willingdon Park was laid out with exotic and native plants and trees around these monuments. Post-Independence, it was more appropriately renamed Lodi Garden. The site is currently maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India.
This nicely landscaped and well maintained green garden is dotted with 15th-century fabulous ruins from Sayyid, Lodhi, and Mughal dynasties. You will be delighted to see a well-preserved Tomb of Mohammed Shah Sayyid, Bara Gumbad, Sheesh Gumbad, and Tomb of Sikandar Lodi.
We recommend Wheelchair users to enter from Gate 1 as it does not have any steps and also you will find a parking facility. You can also use Gate 3 which has a ramp facility along with stairs. Gate 1 and Gate 3 are also closest to the ruins. Inside the park, you will find a broad path with evenly spread large square stone tiles and some cemented path which is not so even but still manageable. As you follow the circular path, you get a beautiful view of ruins, large trees, bushes, and flowers.
Close to Gate 3 is a facility of wheelchair-accessible toilets.
Lodi Garden is just 5 mins drive from Pandara road or Khan Market offering many restaurant options but none of them offer wheelchair-accessible toilets. So we suggest you visit Select Citywalk, around 30 minutes’ drive, which not only offers you many different types of restaurants but also clean and accessible toilets. Also, you can visit nearby hotels which offer accessible toilet facility.
So, we strongly recommend you consider Lodi Garden in your next outing in New Delhi. We are very hopeful that you will not only find it interesting but soothing as well. We would be more than happy to assist you in providing any further information on other wheelchair accessible monuments in and around Delhi. Do visit our website www.abledtraveller.net. Also, feel free to leave your comments about this article if you found it interesting for your next visit while in Delhi.