Delhi is a city with many green spaces, sprawling parks and
beautiful gardens. Tombs, memorials and modern gardens provide
residents and tourists in Delhi with green spaces to relax,
exercise and enjoy their verdant surroundings. You can explore
the beautiful parks and gardens in Delhi on tours to Delhi with
The Lodi Gardens:
These spectacular and ravishing gardens are home to stone tombs
of the great Lodi rulers and the Sayyids. They serve as an ideal
venue for languid strolls as well as for jogging. In the midst
of the garden facing eastwards from Max Mueller road is Bara
Gumbad (Big Dome), a mosque built in 1494. The courtyard has
an gateway and meheman khana(guest rooms). Rituals are organized
at the platform in the centre. The Sheesh Gumbad is constructed
on a raised platform north of the Bara Gumbad and was embellished
in blue tiles, painted floral designs and Koranic inscriptions.
Mohammad Shah's tomb with sloping buttresses and Sikander Lodi's
tomb with Hindu motifs are found here. The 16th century Athpula
near the north-eastern entrance belonged to Nawab Bahadur, a
nobleman at Akbar's court.
Nehru Park is located amidst plush environs on the main Panchsheel
Road. It is ideally situated near the Chanakyapuri Diplomatic
Enclave, and the Santushti Shopping Plaza. Sprawling across
80 acres the park is named after India's first prime minister.
It is adorned in exotic flora, little mounds and rocks etched
with Nehru's sayings. The park is a popular destination for
excursions and budding lovers. Fitness freaks frequent the park
in the mornings and evenings.
'Morning Ragas'- the musical concerts and the art events are
organized every Sunday morning. Renowned musicians and vocalists
of India perform in these concerts that continue for two hours
amidst lush greenery of the Nehru Park. Yoga classes are organized
at the park by the Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development
Corp (DTTDC) and the education department, as part of the Delhi
Government's policy to keep the people of Delhi happy and healthy.
Apart from this the park also serves as an ideal venue for many
You can also take a dip in the swimming pool or rejuvenate
your spirits in the snack bar.
Lying to the South of modern Delhi, the Talkatora gardens emits
a charm and elegance of the formal Mughal Baghs. Built in a
bowl shape the Talkatora Gardens exhibits a wide array of flowers,
plants and shrubs. It is also an ideal venue for horticulturists.
Visitors throng the Park to view roses, dahlias and bonsai.
Painting competitions and cultural shows attract a bunch of
schoolchildren. Talkatora Garden is now run by New Delhi Municipal
Council NDMC Horticulture Department.
Delhi Ridge is one of the most important areas of Delhi. Sprawling
into the capital from the Southeast at Tughlaqabad, near the
Bhatti mines, branching out in places and tapering off in the
north near Wazirabad on the right bank of the River Yamuna,
the ridge has been of strategic importance to the area. It adds
to the greenery of this booming city. It not only guards the
city from the sultry winds of the Thar Desert Rajasthan extent
but also brings relief to the people from high temperatures.
Divided into four zones, namely the southern ridge, the south
central ridge, the central or the new ridge, and the northern
or the Old Delhi ridge, it adds to the eco-friendly environs
of the capital. The ridge together with the Yamuna River has
led to the flourishing of civilizations over centuries. Delhi
is also a favorite home of exotic birds after Nairobi. It is
an ideal venue for bird watchers and nature enthusiasts.
The Tughlaqs and later the British planted trees in this region
adding to the greenery. In recent times the Delhi ridge is being
protected by the people of Delhi who try to provide a natural
habitat for the flourishing of much flora and fauna.
Buddha Jayanti Park:
Set amidst lush green trimmed lawns, streams and gigantic trees
Buddha Jayanti Smarak Park was founded to commemorate the 2500th
anniversary of Lord Gautam Buddha's attainment of nirvana. This
park is special because a sapling of the Bodhi Tree was brought
from Sri Lanka and was planted here. In the 3rd century BC,
Emperor Ashoka's daughter took a sapling from the original Bodhi
Tree under which Buddha obtained Nirvana to Sri Lanka. The Buddha
Jayanti Smarak Park lies in one of the important areas of the
capital and is quite popular with the people of Delhi. It is
adorned in much flora and paved pathways. The Park is popular
amongst people regardless of ages. Buddhist programs are organized
by Buddhist sects.
The Deer Park is easily accessible from Hauz Khas Village,
Safdarjang Enclave and from the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association's
courts. The park was initiated to add to the eco-friendly environs.
It is adorned in shady trees, lush greenery and a water body.
The park provides a haven of peace for visitors. The main attractions
of the park are the spotted deer, and peacocks dancing with
a proud vein, rabbits and guinea pigs, apart from a wide array
of exotic birds. The park offers a wide area for children.
Garden of Five Senses:
Inaugurated in 2003, the Garden of Five Senses is spread over
an area of 20 acres of land. The Garden of Five Senses is located
at Said-ul-Azaib near Mehrauli.
The 40 million project of Delhi Tourism, the Garden of Five
Senses symbolizes the five senses of hearing, touch, smell,
vision and taste. The garden is planned to awaken each of the
five senses. You can admire the exotic flora and pamper your
taste buds with the delicacies at the garden. It also serves
as an ideal picnic spot.
The Parks and Gardens in Delhi are major places of interest.
The Parks and Gardens in Delhi emit an aura of peace. Indiaprofile.com
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