The capital city of India, Delhi is one of the most amazing cities in which we have stayed. Right from the piping hot filter coffees to the sun rises and chilly mornings of winter, everything about Delhi is unique and lovely. We booked our Airbnb stay with Lutyens Bungalow and that was one of the best decisions we made.
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Lutyens Bungalow on Lodhi Road
Lodi Road is right near the residence of the President of India. When we were on a lookout for some homestays around, we found Lutyens Bungalow and decided to stay there for two days. This was for obvious reasons that it was located near Delhi Metro and so many main attractions. When you check www.mapsofindia.com , you can find that this is such a center point for so many tourist places.
Lodhi road things to do
- Humayun’s tomb
- Sultan Ghari tomb
- Sarz Burj
- Jahanara Begum’s tomb
- Khan Market
- Lodhi Garden
- Iskon Vrindavan
- Abdul Nabi Mosque
- Safdarjung Tomb
These places are less than three kilometers in and around Lodhi road. There are many more places and incredible food apart from the ones in the above list.
The nearest station is Jor Bagh which connects many of the main places around New Delhi. It is 6 km away from the bungalow and Indira Gandhi International Airport is 20 km away. The famous India Gate is just 2 km away. The super clean roads, beautiful and fresh flowers and the serenity of the Lodhi road are so contrasted to the rest of Delhi. If you aren’t the type to walk around and would rather find other sources there are plenty of ways to get around Delhi.
You can reach Surdarjung Tomb by walk from Lutyens Bungalow. It was built by Nawab Shujaud Daula in 1754. The tomb is built in the Mughal empire style and is also referred to as Garden tomb in New Delhi. Shujaud Daula had built this in fond memory of his father, Surdarjung and the tomb was named after him. It was constructed in line with the Humayun’s tomb. So, if you are visiting the Surdarjung tomb you can visit Humayun’s tomb as well. They charge Rs. 300 for foreigners but it is totally worth it.
Build-in 1565 AD, Humayun’s tomb was built by Bega Begun. It was built after 9 years of Humayun’s death. It is one of the noticeable monuments of Mughal architecture.
Delhi is so good not only for its street food (the link of our next blog on street food can be put here once it’s done) but also for its architecture. The tomb was built with red and yellow sandstone. It has a huge central dome at the top. Almost all the Mughal structures have this type of sandstone and dome. Another evident feature you will find in Mughal architecture is the water channel in front of the main structure. This can be related to Feng Shui. They say water is believed to make the energy flow in structures like this. But, if there is a reason why this is done and you know it, do let us know in the comments below! Who doesn’t love to know about different cultures!
Back to the Lutyens Bungalow…
After a long day at the tombs near Lodhi road, you can return back to the Lutyens Bungalow by walk. The very sight of the Bungalow removes your stress for the day. Here are some points to say why this Bungalow is the best place to stay:
Facts about Lutyens Bungalow-
- Lutyens Bungalow is also known as the Nath guesthouse and was built in 1937 by Sir. Edwin Lutyens.
- It is a self-sustainable property located in the lush green heritage zone of Delhi.
- It is a 780 square meters built-up area.
- Amenities in Lutyens bungalow include comfortable rooms with a swimming pool, free wifi, means when requested and also compliment you with tea and coffee. All this comes at a very reasonable price.
- The bungalow is influenced by British architecture that has a large garden, portico and open courtyards
- As mentioned before, you will be in the center of multiple cultural and tourist places if you are at Lutyens bungalow.
- Lutyens bungalow is run by a family and is hosting a guest for more than 50 years now.
- The property is extremely big. The ambiance here will make you wonder if you are really in the busy city of Delhi or in some remote area.
- There is a kitchen garden where fresh ingredients are taken for cooking every day.
- There is a section inside the bungalow where they make clay pots by themselves and sell it.
- Not to mention, the food is simple yet has an extraordinary and traditional taste.
- Through a big bungalow, Lutyens bungalow is just like a homestay and everything like the reception and kitchen is at a reachable distance from your room.
- You get to dine in the open air, amidst the wonderful greenery and birds, most of the time in this place.
- The rooms are spacious enough and cleanliness is something you are going to appreciate here.
Parrots of Lutyens Bungalow:
The massive bungalow stretches really wide with so many plants and trees. There is this one tree with 20 parrots adorning it (Well, we could count 20; there may be more!). The very sight of this tree is mind-blowing. In the US, parrots are kept at home as pets. But, they will be caged. Perhaps, in Lutyens’s garden, these parrots are set free to roam around and that’s such an overwhelming scene! If you are someone who loves birdwatching, then this place is for you! You can even feed the birds by yourself and carry awesome memories from this place.
Proofs stay in Lutyens Bungalow:
A photo ID card is a must during the check-in process. If you are an Indian, then display a driving license, Aadhar card, Ration card or any ID that is issued by the Government. No Pan card proofs are allowed. For foreigners, displaying your passport and visa is a must.
Are you someone who wants to stay in a luxurious big house? But, you want it to be affordable too?! Then, book your stay at Lutyens bungalow. Get lost in the middle of the chaotic city life, by being in the central city itself! Every penny you spend is worth the experience!