One of the best ways to take a break from the hectic and stressful life of the city life is to take a leisurely walk around the gardens. There are numerous gardens and parks in Delhi. Parks and gardens in New Delhi are not only known for their beauty or serenity but also have history attached to them. They also serve as the venue for various cultural, religious, musical and other types of programs. Parks and gardens of Delhi act as a breather for the Delhiites, where they can spend some time peacefully, organize a picnic, take walks and jogs and do a lot of other activities.
Buddha Garden Delhi
Buddha Jayanti Park is situated in South Delhi, on the Ridge Road, near
Dhaula Kuan. The park was built in the commemoration of the 2500th
anniversary of Lord Gautam Buddha's attainment of nirvana. The
picturesque garden boasts of paved pathways, lush landscaped lawns,
blossoming flowers, streams, sloping terrain and huge trees.
Deer Park Delhi
Deer Park of Delhi is situated in the Chankyapuri area and is easily
accessible from Hauz Khas Village and Safdarjung Enclave. An expanse of
green stretch in the urban jungle of Delhi, it is the perfect place to
find some calm and peace. The Deer Park at Delhi has been beautifully
landscaped with shady trees and flourishing grasses, along with a
tranquil water body.
Garden of Five Senses Delhi
Garden of Five Senses in Delhi is situated in the Said-ul-Ajaib
village, near Mehrauli-Badarpur Road. Developed by the Delhi Tourism
Transportation Development Corporation, it was inaugurated in the year
2003. As its name suggests, Garden of Five Senses in Delhi was set up in
a way to stimulate our five senses with its beauty and attractions.
Lodi Garden Delhi
Lodi Garden of Delhi is situated on the Lodi road, near the famous
Safdarjung Tomb. Earlier known as Lady Willington Park, the Lodi garden
boasts of splendidly landscaped lawns. Small water bodies, fountains, a
jogging track, etc, are the main features of this garden.
Mughal Gardens Delhi
Mughal Gardens of Delhi are situated inside the Rashtrapati Bhavan
complex. Sir Edwin Lutyens designed these gardens, sprawling across six
hectares, for Lady Harding. These gardens combine the formal Moghul
style with the British garden designs and sport Mughal canals,
multi-level terraces and flowering shrubs along with European
flowerbeds, lawns and privet hedges.
Nehru Park Delhi
Nehru Park of Delhi is situated on the main Panchsheel Road, near
Chanakyapuri Diplomatic Enclave. Spread over an area of almost 80 acres,
the park boasts of a dazzling collection of blossoming flowers. Then,
there are little mounds and rocks inscribed with the sayings of India's
first Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru, after whom the park is named.
Shahajahanabad Gardens Delhi
Shahajahanabad Gardens at Delhi date back to the time when Emperor Shah
Jahan ruled over the city. One of the favorite summer jaunts of the
Emperor, the Shahajahanabad Gardens also served as the venue for the
celebration of various festivals by the ladies of the court.
Shalimar Garden Delhi
Shalimar Garden is situated to the west of Delhi-Karnal road, at a
distance of approximately 10 km from the capital city. The garden served
as the venue of the crowning ceremony of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.
Originally known as the Aizzabad Bagh, Shalimar Garden once consisted of
a magnificent palace known as the Shish-Mahal, which stood at its
Talkatora Gardens Delhi
Talkatora Gardens are situated on the main Willingdon Crescent Road in
New Delhi. The place where the gardens now stand once housed a huge
walled tank. Although the tank has been replaced by a relatively small
swimming pool, it is still named after it (tal means tank and katora
Mahatma Gandhi Park Delhi
The Mahatma Gandhi Park of Delhi is situated behind the Town Hall
building on the main Church Mission Road, near Old Delhi Railway
Station. Not a very ostentatious park, it is more popular because of its
historical significance. The park was originally set up during the
British period and was officially known as "Queen's Park".
However, amongst the masses, it came to be known as the "Company
Bagh". In the early part of the 19th century, Company Bagh
functioned as the outdoor club for Delhi's high-class society.The park
got renamed as the Mahatma Gandhi Park, after India attained
independence in the year 1947. It boasts of a number of trees that
provide relief from the scorching heat of summers, along with a statue
of Mahatma Gandhi. The Mahatma Gandhi Park is a source of an open-air
space for the residents of the congested Chandni Chowk area. Apart from
that, it also serves as the venue for various cultural and social
activities during the festival season.
Netaji Subhash Park Delhi
Netaji Subhash Park of Delhi is situated on Netaji Subhash Marg,
opposite Sunehri Masjid in the old city. It is a rather small park that
adjoins another park known as the Urdu Park. Delhi Netaji Subhash Park
is quite famous as a place with a lot of malishwallahs (body masseurs).
Infact, many people come here to get a body massage from the excellent
masseurs present here. The Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose park in Delhi
also houses an impressive statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in the
attire of a military leader. The statue stands as a kind of reminder to
the people of this great leader who formed the Indian National Army
(INA) to fight the British forces.