Lodhi colony

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Lodhi Colony
लोधी कॉलोनी
neighbourhood
Lodhi Colony is located in Delhi
Lodhi Colony
Lodhi Colony
Location in Delhi, India
Coordinates: 28°34′57″N 77°13′25″E / 28.58250°N 77.22361°E / 28.58250; 77.22361Coordinates: 28°34′57″N 77°13′25″E / 28.58250°N 77.22361°E / 28.58250; 77.22361
Country  India
State National Capital Territory of Delhi
District South Delhi
Government
 • Body Municipal Corporation of Delhi and New Delhi Municipal Council
Languages
 • Official Hindi, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

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.[1]

History[edit]

Photograph
Sheesh Gumbad in nearby Lodhi Gardens after which the colony was named.

Built in 1940s, to house government employees, with bungalows for senior officials in the nearby Lodhi Estate area.[1] it was the last residential areas built by the British Raj.[1] 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.

Education[edit]

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. Their are also a couple of Private schools in like Air Force Bal Bharati School and The Banyan Tree School besides various government schools are also there.

Visitor's attractions[edit]

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. Lodhi Garden is also very near and is probably one of the best gardens in New Delhi for Morning Walkers and Joggers. The four main shopping markets in this area are Jorbagh Market, Khanna Market and Meherchand Market and Main Market. Chocolate Wheel Confectionery in the Jor Bagh area is a very popular bakery. Rajiv Gandhi used to buy cakes from here.

Opening of Indira Paryavaran Bhawan[edit]

Due to the inauguration of the Paryavaran Bhawan, their has been a dramatic sudden rise in the traffic in Lodhi Colony. At peak times the traffic is so much that the cars had to be parked inside the residential parks of lodhi colony. The traffic is worsening day by day.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "A tale of two cities". Hindustan Times. September 1, 2011. 

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