Apart from the concrete buildings and exclusive monuments, the city of Delhi is famous for its list of gardens and parks too. The gardens of Delhi also have a historic factor apart from the natural beauty. It is said that most of the parks and gardens in Delhi were created by rulers, who wished to spend some leisure time in a royal natural beauty spot. If you are planning to explore some of these beauties, here is the top ten to cover.
Located little away from the Mehrauli-Badarpur route, this is a heritage area developed by the tourism department. Every year, the government organizes tourism festival in this garden. As the name indicates, this garden is designed to give pleasure with the pleasant noise, color, smell and other sensory inputs. The garden provides pleasure to ears via the mild sounds of nature. The rocky terrain of the garden gives rejuvenating touch sense. The fragrance of the herbs and flowering plants add pleasure to the smell sense and the food court gives taste exploration.
This is a 20 acre garden, which is claimed by people that it would trigger the five senses in human. The garden is a natural paradise with more than 100 types of plants and many flowering species. The garden also has a restaurant for fine dining experience. The garden has water cascades, fountains, spiral walkway and much more. Various Cultural programme has been conducted in the garden throughout the year.
This is one of the oldest garden areas of Delhi. Built in 15th century covering 90 acres of land, this park holds tombs of two emperors of Delhi; Lodhi and Shah. There are a few other monuments of Lodhi dynasty and the reigns that followed it. Apart from the architectural beauty, this garden is also famous for its natural essence and peaceful ambiance. Yoga Classes has been conducted everyday in the morning in the garden. Lodhi Garden is the one of the famous picnic spots in Delhi and the park can be so much crowded during winter afternoon.
This park contains Mohammed Shah Tomb, Sikanar Lodi Tomb, Bara Gumbad and Shisha Bumbad. The structures in this garden were built between 15th and 16th century. This region was landscaped in 20th century by Lady Willingdon and thus, the park was called as Lady Willingdon Park, in the past. Today, it is an important park for walkers, joggers and during the evening, it becomes a picnic spot.
This park is almost a smaller sized forest. This region is called as the Lung of Capital City. This is considered as one of the very few places in Delhi where there is very minimal pollution. This park is best place for some outdoor time. The park is divided into different sections like duck park, deer park, picnic spot, fountain, Mughal era monuments and so on. Deer Park is best for Children's outing to explore the adventure by spoting variety of animals and close to experience the wildlife.
Located in the southern part of Delhi, this park is called as A N Jha Deer Park. If you are traveling with children, this park is one of the best places to enjoy picnic. Those who visit Hauz Khas, make it a point to visit this wonderful spot. The park gets its name for its large population of deer, which are enclosed inside a park region. Entry to the deer park and the entire park area is free.
Located in the Chanakyapuri Enclave region, this park is closer to the heart of the city. Today, this is one of the leading spots for morning walks and fitness enthusiasts. This park is also famous for morning yoga classes, art events and other cultural celebrations from time to time. There is an ancient Shiva temple inside the park area. Another interesting element of this park is a large statue of Vladimir Lenin.
This park is named after the freedom fighter and the first prime minister of the country, Jawaharlal Nehru. This park covers 80 acres of land with lane for walking, patches of flowering plants, great lawns and much more. Sometimes music events and other programs take place in this park.
Located in the Southern Delhi region, this park was built on the 2,500th anniversary of Lord Buddha’s birth and thus the name. This park’s main element is the Buddha state inaugurated on an artificial island in the middle of a waterway. This park covers 81 acres of land and was built in the mod of 20th century. The park holds more than 100 species of trees and numerous types of shrubs.
The park holds a small palm garden, where different species of palm trees are grown in a systematic aesthetic manner. If you visit during December or January, the Rose Garden in the park will be filled with different colors of roses. 1.2 acres of this park is dedicated to cactus ecosystem. There are numerous species of cactus grown here. 8 acres of the park is dedicated to Bougainvillea. There are 40 different species of this flowering plant in this park. If you visit during March or April, these flowers will be at bloom.
Covering 41,500 square meter, this park is a spacious amphitheater and park region. This amphitheater is famous for music and cultural performances, every now and then. This park is more of a cultural hub than a recreational region. This park is famous for its lush foliage, water bodies, fountains, play area and much more. The park is always filled with tourists and locals. Since it is located in the Connaught Place, people who visit for street shopping at Janpath Market, Palika Market or any mall of Connaught place, relax for a while in this park.
The main attraction of this park is the large Indian flag that sways in this park, every day. This flag is the largest flag of the country hoisted at a height of 207m. The park is covered with large trees and picnic spots to create a relaxing environment.
If you love birds, this is the right park to enjoy. This well-developed dense forest region has lush vegetation, which attracts a lot of birds. The trees of this region are very large and shady. There are numerous lanes and routes in this forest region and thus, it is well suited for those who love a serene region filled with nature.
This forest-cum-park covers more than 800 acres of land filled with trees. The best part of this region is the bird population here. You can always find locals and tourists jogging, walking, doing yoga, picnicking and much more. It is a massive place and you can always get a private spot to relax and enjoy some lone time.
This was once a tank region and a swimming pool. Today, this region is a famous re-created Mughal garden with Talkatora Stadium. The tank is still located on the west part of the garden, the pool disappeared long ago. Close to the garden, you can find many interesting attractions like India Gate, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, Jantar Mantar, Rashtrapati Bhawan and others.
Located in the Willingdon Crescent region, this garden is a re-created Mughal garden, which was in ruins. This garden has many Mughal features and an exclusive peaceful ambience. You can find picnic spots, walking areas and much more in this garden. This garden will have lesser crowd than others and thus, you can easily find nice spot to spend time with your family and friends. It is the famous tourist destinations for tourist.
This is an authentic Mughal Garden built in the traditional Persian styled architecture. The structures and the lawn dimensions are maintained to resemble the ancient look of the garden. Apart from patches of vibrant colorful flowers and green lawn, the garden is famous for fountains, trees and serene environment. The garden is open only during the months of February and March, when the flowers are at bloom and at prime beauty. This park is located inside the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Contrary to the name, this traditional Mughal Garden is actually a British garden. The garden is divided into three regions in shapes. The gardens are called as Butterfly garden, Pearl garden and Circular garden. The garden has a lotus shaped fountain made with red sandstone and four waterways. The garden is filled with different types of plants like rose viscaria, sweet William, marigold, bougainvillea and others.
This is the largest gardens with five lakes in it. Apart from cliché park activities like strolling, jogging, picnic and others, there is a small playground for children. Visiting the park during sunrise or sunset has an additional aesthetic factor to it.
Swarn Jayanti Park AKA the Japanese park is famous for its clean lake with colorful boats and picnic spots. The park region is surrounded by several malls and thus, the park is always crowded with tourists and locals. If you are visiting during winter, you can spot storks or egrets along the lake side.