Buddha Jayanti Park is a beautiful well manicured garden with sprawling lawns and blooming flowers. Though relatively new in the list of parks in Delhi, it is quite popular amongst Delhites and tourists alike. This garden was built to commemorate the 2500 year of Lord Buddha’s attainment of Nirvana. The significance of the garden lies in the fact that sapling of the original Bodhi tree (under which Buddha attained Nirvana) has been brought all the way from Sri Lanka and transplanted here. Emperor Asoka’s daughter Sanghamitra took a sapling from the original Bodhi tree in Bodh Gaya and went to Sri Lanka to preach Buddhism. Check out the beautiful idol of Buddha that lies at one corner of the park. Buddha Garden Delhi features as one of the most coveted Tourist attractions in New Delhi.
Buddha Jayanti Park is a hotspot for young couples too. Buddha Jayanti or Buddha Purnima is celebrated each may here with great aplomb. This park was dedicated to the 14th Dalai Lama in 1993.
Fast - Facts:
Location: Near Delhi Ridge Road
Accessibility: Near to Rajiv Chowk Metro station
Time Required: 1 hour
Open On: All days from 5 AM to 7 PM
Admission Fee: Nil
If you are visiting Buddha Jayanti Park, we recommend you to stop by at all the other nearby attractions around Buddha Jayanti Park. Situated at an equi distance from some other interesting places worth visiting, Buddha Jayanti Park serves as a base wherein you can start to plan your trips ahead for the day. Make an early start since the park opens at the wee hours of the morning. Some of the Nearby attractions to Buddha Jayanti Park are :
This beautiful garden has a historical significance. The Marathas were defeated here by the Mughals in 1738. Significantly enough the garden derived its name from the water tank that was one of the major attraction of this place.
Shaped like a large swimming pool, the tank and garden proves to be a pleasant respite for the world weary travelers and localites alike. The well maintained gardens and blooming flowers are a balm to the sore eyes. Horticulture shows are organized here. Likewise many children shows and cultural programs are organized in the vicinity of the park.
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.
This church stretching over 14 acres of land is another nearby attractions to Buddha Jayanti Park. Located near Gol Dak Khana, New Delhi, this is one of the main Catholic Church in New Delhi. The main moral of the church lies in the universal brotherhood of man and humanity. In 1929, the archbishop of Agra laid the foundation of the Church.
This geometrical structure lies at the very heart of Delhi near Connaught place. It was constructed to keep track of the different celestial bodies in the days of yore.
This monumental gate was constructed to commemorate the 90,000 Indian soldiers who laid their lives in First World War.
Parks and temples, monuments and museums, ruins and forts all these culminate to make Delhi what it is- a perfect blend of old and new. Tourist attractions in New Delhi are many and varied.