with Nature - Gardens
& Parks in New Delhi, India
A visit to New Delhi
can never be boring! After all, destination Delhi offers plenty
of choices for recreation and entertainment. There is much to do
here for people of all age groups. From musuems, art galleries and
historical monuments to shopping malls, eateries, sports complex
and live musical performances, Delhi offers a huge variety of fun
activities for people to indulge in.
However, for those
times when you're in the mood for some quiet solitude and wish to
connect with nature and its beauty, you can head out on a nature
walk across a multitude of lush green parks and gardens that sprawl
the length and breadth of the city. Thanks to these well maintained
parks and gardens, Delhi has quickly acquired a reputation of being
a green haven. The northern and southern ridge areas are especially
well known for their greenery.
Let's take a look
at some popular Parks and Gardens of New Delhi -
Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
Located on Lodhi Road,
Lodhi Garden is a popular garden in Delhi, frequently visited by
Delhiites for morning walks, jogging, picnics and recreational activities.
Besides the green lush gardens, tall trees, flower beds and meandering
pathways, here you will also find the tomb of Mohammed Shah and
other Lodhi Kings. Lodhi Gardens
also house the well known Bara Gumbad (Big Dome) mosque and the
Sheesh Gumbad (Glazed Dome), dating back to 1494 which are now under
the care of ASI. Another must-visit here is the National Bonsai
Nehru Park, Chanakyapuri Diplomatic Enclave, New
after India's first Prime Minister Jawarhar Lal Nehru, Nehru Park
in Delhi is another well known park located in one of Delhi's posh
localities. The park was established in 1969. Here you will find
lush greenery, flowering shrubs and much more. Over the years, Nehru
Park has gained tremendous popularity as a venue for musical performances
and concerts by Indian and International artists, organised under
'Morning Ragas' and 'Evening Ragas'. Thus Nehru Park is not just
a beautiful park, it is also a destination for music lovers!
Mughal Gardens, Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi
Situated within the
premises of the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the beautiful Mughal Gardens
are open for public visits during mid February. Here you will find
well kept and beautifully maintained shrubs, flower beds, water
fountains and enchanting walkways.
The Garden of Five Senses, Said-ul-Ajaib, Mehrauli-Badarpur
Road, New Delhi
The Garden of Five
Senses is an ambitious project by Delhi Tourism spread across 20
acres. The aim of the project was to create a beautiful destination
for Delhiites where they can satiate all 5 senses. Hence, the Garden
of Five Senses is much more than just a garden. It is an awe-inspiring
destination where people can get closer to nature, relax and unwind.
Some of the attractions that can be found here include rocky terrains,
spiral walk way (Khas Bagh), more than 250 species of plants (Colour
Gardens), solar energy park, sculptures, beautiful architecture
etc, catering to the sense of sight, sound, taste, touch and smell.
Buddha Jayanti Park, Delhi Ridge, New Delhi
Buddha Jayanti Park was established to commemorate the 2500th birth
anniversary of Lord Buddha. Today, it is a popular destination for
picnics. Within the park is situated a beautiful statue of Lord
Deer Park, Hauz Khas, New Delhi
in South Delhi, Deer Park is not just a green haven; it is also
a wonderful enclosure home to beautiful animals - the Deer. Delhiites
love to visit this park for healthy morning walks and relaxation.
Childen's Park, Near India Gate, New Delhi
Park has for long been one of the most well known and frequently
visited park in Delhi. Parents all across New Delhi have taken their
children to the Children's Park some time or the other. Here you
will find beautiful, lush green gardens and swings for kids.
Central Park, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Park in Connaught Place is located above the Rajiv Chowk metro station.
In addition to its lush greenery and beautiful trees, the Central
Park is also known as a destination for cultural performances and
activities in its large ampitheatre.
India Gate Lawns, New Delhi
Gate is perhaps the most well known landmark of New Delhi and the
green, well maintained lawns here are frequently visited by tourists,
families and couples. In the evenings, you will find plenty of vendors
selling balloons, eatables here.
Zoological Garden, New Delhi
Garden was designed by a German. The garden is located between Humayun's
Tomb and the Purana Quila.
Besides these, some
of the other Parks in New Delhi are Millenium Park, Humayun's Tomb