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Parks and Gardens in Delhi

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 India Profile.

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:

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 royal dinners.

You can also take a dip in the swimming pool or rejuvenate your spirits in the snack bar.

Talkatora Gardens:

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:

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.

Deer Park:

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.

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