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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the famous parks and gardens in Delhi?

Manish Kumar DEC 10 2012
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The first thing you’d probably notice in Delhi is the greenery, especially for a metropolitan city. Trees that line up the roads here will accompany you wherever you go. But if you want to stroll around, or sit and absorb the lush greenery of Delhi, there are plenty of well-maintained parks and gardens for you to explore. And if you’re lucky, you might even encounter a little piece of history in some of them. Here are some of the popular parks and gardens in Delhi:

  • Lodhi Garden: A huge garden complex that nestles the tombs of Muhammad Shah and Sikander Lodi, this one is immensely popular among Delhiites and tourists alike. Other popular structures here include domes like the Bara Gumbad and Sheesh Gumbad. You will find fitness enthusiasts here in the mornings and evenings, lots of groups who come here for picnicking and some history buffs exploring the architecture of the place. Lodhi Garden also houses beautiful bridges and a pond, which sometimes even has ducks to complete the picture. If you’re into celebrity spotting, you might find yourself in the company of some high-profile Members of Parliament and Delhi socialites.

    Nearest metro station: Khan Market, Jor Bagh
    Timings: 5.30am to 7.30pm
    Entry: Free
    Address: Main Lodi Road
    Adjacent to India International Centre
    New Delhi
    India

  • Garden of Five Senses: A whopping complex of 20 acres in the Qutub Heritage Zone, this amazing beauty will take your breath away. Treat your 5 senses with fountains and water streams, colorful blossoms, vibrant water lilies in a pool of water and some rare varieties of herbs and plants. Take a casual stroll or visit here during the many festivals that are hosted, including the vibrant Dandiya, during Navratras. While you’re at it, learn something about renewable-energy at their Solar Energy Park. Stop for a fine-dining meal at any of the delightful restaurants within the complex.

    Nearest metro station: Saket
    Timings: 6am to 9pm
    Entry: INR 10 for senior citizens and children, INR 20 for adults
    Address: Said-ul-Ajab Village
    Near Mehrauli-Badarpur Road
    New Delhi
    110030
    India

  • Deer Park: So you thought Delhi was an urban jungle? You might be right about the jungle bit though. Come to this unique park close to Hauz Khas Village, take a stroll and be ready for the shock of seeing a huge bunch of deer, at their natural best. Explore some old monuments here from the Mughal period of rule and maybe even sit down for dinner at their in-house restaurant, Pind Baluchi.

    Nearest M etro Station: Green Park, Hauz Khas
    Timings: 5 am to 7.30pm
    Entry: Free
    Address: Hauz Khas Village
    New Delhi
    India

  • Talkatora Gardens: Experience Lutyen’s Delhi at its greenest best. Stroll around in the company of perfectly manicured lawns, blossoming flowers and water fountains. Close to the Rashtrapati Bhawan, this garden reflects Delhi’s stature at India’s political, cultural and historical capital.

    Nearest metro station: Rajiv Chowk
    Address: Willingdon Crescent Road
    New Delhi
    110001
    India

  • Buddha Jayanti Park: Commemorative of Buddha’s 2500th anniversary of attaining nirvana, Buddha Jayanti Park holds special significance amongst buddhists. A sapling from the Bodhisatva at Sri Lanka was brought and planted here, and thus the garden also pays tribute to Buddha through a magnificent statue. There are classes on Buddhism, which are regularly organised here, which are very popular among foreign tourists as well. Take a stroll, surrounding by lush greenery and water-bodies and if you’re there around Spring, you might be able to catch their special Flower Show as well.

    Nearest metro station: Karol Bagh
    Timings: 5am to 7pm
    Entry: Free
    Address: Ridge Road
    Near Dhaula Kuan
    New Delhi
    India

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