Lodhi Colony Delhi

India’s first ever open-air art district with paintings by more than 50 artists is the Lodhi Art District. It is located in the Lodhi Colony of New Delhi. The Lodhi colony bears a rich history in Delhi’s course of events for its famous design.

Indeed, this spot isn’t just about paintings and art, with subjects going from Indian folklore to displaying the existences of an everyday person in the city, pondering on the National Flag, a criticalness to safeguard the environment, here, you’ll find everything depicted through gorgeous varieties, figures, and paints!

You can visit it anytime and every time whenever you wish to. The place is open and hence has no restrictions or timing for the visit. Try to visit the place when there is light as the paintings can clearly be seen.

History

The idea of street art which is popular all over the world can be now seen in Delhi. All because of St. Art India Foundation, a non-benefit foundation that is working determinedly towards making street art well known across Delhi. They started by inviting popular street artists to create the Art District in 2015.

With the assistance of CPWD, NDMC, Swachh Bharat Mission, the inhabitants (RWA) of Lodhi Colony, and Asian Paints, St. Art India cooperated with nearby and global artists to carry the art nearer to the general people.

Generally dull, and plain walls of government-claimed structures in the Lodhi Colony are wonderfully changed into an attractive area as a result of the yearly Lodhi Street Art Festival.

Courtesy: Start India Foundation

How to reach

For exploring the Lodhi Art District first you need to reach there. Traveling to Lodhi Art District is easy. The nearest metro station to Lodhi Art District is Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (JLNU) stop. Metro is easily accessible and convenient all over Delhi.

From the JLNU metro station take an auto rickshaw to Lodhi Art District. The auto will cost you around Rs. 50 and drop you in the center of the art district from where you can start exploring.

Other than the metro, you can also hire a cab and travel to the Lodhi Art District.

Locals also prefer exploring the art in the comfort of a/c by sitting inside their cars and roaming around the Lodhi colony. As the roads are wide this does not cause any jams or inconvenience to others.

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Local Cuisine

The capital’s affection for food can take you from little congested roads to famous eateries, from pocket-accommodating varieties of these well-known food choices to going overboard in high-end dining halls.

The streets of old Delhi where sellers blend various flavors. The packed markets of local and south Delhi where the smell of food can pull you in from kilometers away or the expensive cafés from all around Delhi that gloat about their credibility, there is a ton for food epicureans to make up for lost time when in Delhi.

In the cooking of this city despite the fact that a portion of the treats that it offers have been influenced by Punjabi, Mughlai, Tibetan, and Chinese foods, Delhi has figured out how to embrace the flavors just like its own and assisted those dishes with turning into the must attempt throughout the long term.

Some famous food dishes you should try when in Delhi are:

  • Parathas
  • Chaat
  • Kebabs and rolls
  • Kulfi
  • Butter Chicken
  • Biryani

Accommodation

Places you should consider staying while visiting Delhi are:

  • Premium Hotel (Park Inn by Radisson)

Price – Rs. 4300/per night (approximately)

  • Deluxe hotel (Lemon Tree Premier)

Price – Rs. 1400/per night (approximately)

  • Budget-friendly hotel (Hide-In Hostel)

Price – Rs. 870/ per night (approximately)

Lodhi Colony

Suggestions

  • Take necessary precaution while visiting this place in summer
  • Carry a water bottle.
  • Wear comfortable footwear. You have to walk a lot.
  • Can be visited anytime. No restrictions on timing.
  • Definitely, carry your camera to capture memories.
  • Carry cash, as the auto-rickshaw drivers rarely accept online payment when going to the art district from the metro station.

Conclusion

Lodhi Art District is for children, young and old people. Everyone can visit and explore the art there and enjoy it. This place is so different from all the other places and offers such beautiful wall paintings. Being amazed and not gazing at these paintings is not going to happen. If you are lucky enough, you might find an artist working on a painting and get a chance to see how they work.

Buying tickets and going to an air-conditioned museum is what everyone does. Try something different and enjoy the weather while walking around the streets of Lodhi Art District. Who knows which wall art might catch your attention? Do visit this lively wall art district whenever you visit Delhi.

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