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19 October, 2008

Gardens, Parks & Picnic Spots in Delhi

Ajmal Khan Park
Near Karol Bagh, spread over an area of five acres, has musical fountains run by Delhi Tourism that provides a refreshing getaway from the bustle of the city. The scintillating lights synchronised with music, and the cascading water turn this complex into a quiet heaven, particularly during the heat of summer. The musical fountain is in operation for two hours every day after sunset except on Tuesday.

Buddha Jayanti Park
Good picnic spot. In commemoration of 2,500th birth anniversary of Lord Buddha. Get there from the Ridge Road, Shankar Road or Sardar Patel Marg.

Children's Park
Near India Gate, has swings, slides and an aquarium.

Deer Park
A paradise for morning walkers, has huts for staying and is approachable from Hauz Khas Village, Safdarjang Enclave or near the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association courts side.

Dhaula Kuan Complex
Near Dhaula Kuan. It has an artificial lake, hanging bridge, playground and waterfalls. A cooling experience especially during the summer.

Idhah
Green area around the Idgah in Hauz Khas Enclave.

India Gate Lawns
Beautiful lawns over a large area, a popular evening location. Ice cream and other snacks available from mobile vendors.

Jahanpanah
Ideal place for bird lovers in Chirag Delhi. It also has well developed forests.

Kalkaji District Park
With lakes and beautiful terraced gardens a quiet spot near the Nehru Place office complex. Kalindi Kunj
Near the NOIDA border near Apollo hospital, a good getaway with fountains and colourful lights during the night.

Ladakh Buddha Vihar
A closed area next to ISBT on Ring Road.

Lodhi Gardens
Another picnic spot and a joy for morning walkers with lots of greenery and trees. Access from Lodi Road and near Khan Market.

Mughal Gardens
Located in the Rashtrapati Bhavan complex, it is open to the public only during February and March.

Mehrauli
On the outskirts of Mehrauli near Qutab Minar, the Phool Walon ki Sair is held there in October every year.

Mahavir Gardens
Located on the Ridge it is named after the founder of Jainism, Lord Mahavir.

NDMC Lake Park
Has a musical fountain and is located near the Safdarjang Flyover in Lakshmibai Nagar.

Nehru Park
Near the Ashok Hotel in the Chanakyapuri, it is spread over an area of 85 acres landscaped. Popular picnic spot.

Okhla Dam
Near the Yamuna Canal it has facilities for fishing. Close to the Holy Family Hospital it is a picnic spot.

Rose Gardens
There is one at Shantipath in the Diplomatic Area, Chanakyapuri and another in Hauz Khas opposite Safdarjang's Tomb.

Yamuna Water Front
South of Rajghat, it is a 4 kilometre long boulevard with green lawns and a floral clock.

Zoological Garden
Designed by the West German zoo specialist, Hergenbeck it is between Purana Qila and Humayun's tomb. Closed on Fridays, it is a good picnic spot.

9 comments:

  1. i have been to most of these places.. good info.. btw, my video is in my latest post.. purple red or yellow.. thats where u can see the video///

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  2. I have already seen and commented on your video. very cute Chriz

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  3. haha.. yeah.. the other video(ants) is in the next page.. scroll down and get linked thru old posts

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  4. As I already said, posts like this just make me want to move to India.

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  5. Kiran, it bet it does.

    I get to travel quite a bit and visit India about once a year..... but believe it or not I've never been to Delhi....

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  6. Im yet to see all of these places and India as a country :) cos I've never been there before.

    Keshi.

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  7. @Keshi. Yes there is a lot to see in India.

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  8. Really amazing place, I like it.

    I must say the once you visit Tarkarli beach It is world famous white sand beach in India

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