Apart from being the capital of India, Delhi is a fascinating
city with pleasant contradictions. Comprising of Old
Delhi and New Delhi, the city is home to famous tourist
destinations like the Laxmi Narayan Temple, India Gate,
Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Humayun's
Tomb, and the vivacious shopping bazaar of Chandni Chowk.
The parks and gardens in Delhi, including Lodi Gardens,
Nehru Park, Talkatora Gardens, Delhi Ridge, Buddha Jayanti
Park, Deer Park, and Garden of Five Senses are also
very popular tourist destinations.
Established in the 15th and 16th centuries by the Sayyids
and Lodis, including Muhammad Shah's Tomb and Sikander
Lodi's tomb, the Lodi Gardens are famous among the joggers
of the nearby areas. The medieval monuments lend a charm
to these carefully kept gardens, re-landscaped in 1968
by J.A. Stein and Garrett Eckbo.
The picturesque 85-acre Nehru Park garden, located opposite
Ashoka Hotel in Chanakyapuri, is filled with grassy
mounds, ponds, groves and flowering trees has a swimming
pool and snack bar too
Built in a bowl (Tal-Katora) shape, Talkatora garden
is situated on the Wellington crescent. With mini-lakes
and fountains, as well as the swimming pool and the
modern stadium, it attracts people round the year.
The northern extension of the Aravalli hill range, Delhi
Ridge is an ideal place for bird watchers and nature
lovers. Visiting the ridge you can view nature's astonishing
beauty and enjoy its serenity.
Buddha Jayanti Park
Located on the Shankar Road, the Buddha Jayanti Park
is one of the biggest parks in Delhi showcasing a wide
range of plants, trees and beautiful flowers along with
lengthy jogging tracks. Founded to commemorate the 2500th
anniversary of Lord Gautam Buddha's attainment of nirvana,
the park is a favorite picnic spot in Delhi.
Beautifully landscaped with shady trees, lush grasses
and a water body, the Deer Park in Hauz Khas is an ideal
family picnic spot, with a special play area for children
as well. The main attractions of the park are the spotted
deer, attractive peacocks, cute rabbits and guinea pigs,
and a rich variety of bird life.
Garden of Five Senses
Located in Said-Ul-Azaib village, the Garden of Five
Senses is an attractive park designed to stimulate our
five senses with its beauty and attractions. The prime
attractions of the 20-acre park are the Khas Bagh, a
beautiful garden, Food and shopping court, Neel Bagh,
Color Gardens, the Courts of Specimen Plants, amazing
sculptures and the Solar Energy Park.
How to reach
To visit the parks and gardens in Delhi, the nearest
airport is the Indira Gandhi International Airport located
23 km southwest of Central Delhi and the domestic terminal
at Palam is 5 km away from the international terminal.
Taxi and coach transfer is available from both International
and Domestic Arrivals.
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