3 LODI GARDENS
Next, enjoy the cool, lush beauty of Delhi’s best-loved park, Lodi Gardens, home to rare examples of Indian architecture in royal tombs, mosques and monuments that date as far back as the 15th century.
Covering 89 acres, it is an oasis away from the dust, crowds and chaos that can make the capital overwhelming. It’s also the spot to watch Dilliwallahs, as the city’s inhabitants are known, at play.
Sari-clad matriarchs gossip over cups of chai while captains of industry jog past huffing and puffing, and children play in the fountains or among the picturesque ruins from the Lodi Sultanate that ruled before the Mughals.
Open daily from sunrise to sunset.