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Lodhi Colony (Hindi:लोधी कालोनी] (Urdu:لودی کالونی) is a Central Government Officers and Staff Residential Colony in South Central part of New Delhi, built in the 1940s, and lies close to Lodhi Road.
Built in 1940s, to house government employees, with bungalows for senior officials in the nearby Lodhi Estate area. it was the last residential areas built by the British Raj. It is one of the cleanest, greenest and quietest residential areas in New Delhi, making it an excellent living area, and the last attribute 'Quietest', makes this Colony an outstanding place for the children and students.
Speaking of students, Lodhi Colony has many centres nearby, for higher education, such as 'the All India Management Association (AIMA) institute, the Alliance Française de Delhi and even an off-campus Delhi University college, the Dyal Singh College. Comparatively low amount of vehicular traffic except on the main colony road (Bhishma Pitamahah Marg) makes the colony a pedestrian/walker's heaven.
There are several places to visit in the vicinity such as the Sai Baba Temple of Lodhi Road, Ram Mandir at Bhishmah Pitamahah Marg India Habitat Centre,Najaf Khan's Tomb and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi The three main shopping markets in this area are Jorbagh Market, Khanna Market and Meherchand Market. Chocolate Wheel Confectionary in the Jor Bagh area is a very popular bakery. Rajiv Gandhi used to buy cakes from here.
- "A tale of two cities". Hindustan Times. September 1, 2011.
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