A haven from Delhi’s hustle

lodigardensThe Lodi Gardens in near south Delhi, not far from Khan Market, are the inner city’s green lung.

It’s a haven, sanctuary, retreat and oasis from the modern desert of construction and hustle that is India’s capital.

The gardens cover 90 some acres containing various monuments and ruins dating as far back as the 1400s. The photo at right is the Sheesh Gumbad, a burial tomb built during the reign of Sikander Lodi, as viewed from the Bara Gumbad, a large domed structure attached to a mosque.

The gardens are also home to stands of forest, flocks of large green parakeets, politicians taking power walks, families on a picnic and lovers enjoying a romantic afternoon.

And me; I’ve gone there at least every other day just to breathe, relax and people watch.

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