Top 7 Gardens in Delhi

As the capital of India, Delhi is much more beyond its extensive shopping centers (See also Shopping in Delhi) and the majestic monuments. If you are taking a vacation to this place, the first thing that might amaze you is the amount of green that you will find in such a busy city. Apart from the various popular tourist destination sites, you must take some days out to visit the gardens and parks in Delhi. The government continuously works to maintain the greenery in the city and therefore most of the famous gardens and parks visit can actually give you a serene and peaceful day out.

Let's have a look at the most famous gardens/parks in Delhi-

1. Garden of Five Senses

Covering an area of about 20 acres, this garden derives its name from the experience that the people have here. Folks claim that they can feel all their five senses when in this garden. It is no less of a haven for the nature enthusiasts because you can find a lot of flower beds along with wonderfully crafted fountains that add to the look of the place. With more than 100 types of flowers and plants, and with the facility of fine dining, this garden is a perfect place to spend some time in relaxation while indulging yourself in the beauty of nature.

Open - 9 am to 7 pm
Entry ticket - 30 INR
Address - Westend Marg, Saidulajab, Saiyad ul Ajaib, Saket, New Delhi, Delhi 110030

2. Lodhi Garden

This is one of the oldest gardens which you will find in Delhi. It covers about 90 acres of area and is as old as the 15th century. The architecture is very interesting and will speak of the time it was constructed. The Archaeological Survey of India maintains this garden in Delhi. You can find two tombs of great emperors of the Lodhi family - Sikandar Lodi and Muhammad Shah and also of two unknown members of Lodhi Dynasty. The remains of the latter can be found in Shish Gumbad and Bada Gumbad. If you have any interest about the archaeological specimens of India, this is one of the finest places to go. If you are visiting here in the morning, you can find many joggers going around the garden.

Open - 5:00 am to 8:00 pm (April to September); 6:00 am to 8:00 pm (October to March)
Entry ticket - Free
Address - Lodhi Rd, Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110003

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3. The Deer Park

This is almost like a mini forest and is often nicknamed as the lungs of the capital. This is definitely one of parks in Delhi where you can breathe freely without any pollution. It is an ideal destination for one day outing. You will find the deer walking freely all around. The park, which is segmented in a number of parts, also has a fountain, a few picnic spots and duck Park which are equally interesting to be at. Last but not the least, the park has a number of Mughal Era monuments that can also be a point of interest.

Open - 5 am to 8 pm in summer, 5 am to 7:30 pm in winter
Entry ticket - free
Address - Unnamed Road, Hauz Khas Village, Deer Park, Hauz Khas Complex, New Delhi, Delhi 110016

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4. Japanese Garden

This is one of the largest gardens in Delhi which encompasses five lakes within its perimeter. The garden is maintained by Delhi development authority and is located in Sector 11 Rohini. It is an acclaim picnic spot because of the huge spaces and clean walkways.
 
Open - 4:30 am to 8:30 pm
Entry ticket - free
Address - rohini, sector 11

5. Buddha Jayanti Park

This is one of the most popular parks in Delhi which was established in 2,500th anniversary of Gautam Buddha's enlightenment. You can find huge spaces of greenery punctuated with lakes, flower beds and a lots of birds. This is one of the most peaceful places in the city. With the huge expanses of grass, you can plan a day out for a picnic with the family here. One of the best times to visit is during the Buddha Jayanti Festival in May.

Open - 05:00 am - 07:00 pm
Entry ticket - free
Address - Vandemataram Marg, Central Ridge Reserve Forest, New Delhi, Delhi 110021

6. National Rose Garden

As the name suggests, you can find roses everywhere in the garden. It is solely dedicated to this flower which symbolizes love. You can find some of the most exquisite varieties of this flower which has been sourced from all across the globe. Located in the heart of the city, it is most frequently visited park in Delhi. December to January are the best time to visit this Park.

Open -6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Entry ticket - free
Address - Satya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021

7. Nehru Park

This has been named after India's first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and stretches for about 80 acres of land. It is beautifully designed and is one of the most usual places for walking and jogging for the residents. A number of public and private events also take place here such as music concerts. The best time to visit is definitely during the winters.

Open - 5:30 am - 7:30 pm
Entry ticket - free
Address - Ashoka Hotel in the Chanakyapuri diplomatic area, New Delhi, Delhi 110023

Getting to know the gardens and parks in Delhi can be an exciting addition to your visit to the city it will be a positive break from the chaotic cityscape.


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