The Deer Park in Delhi is an animal lover’s heaven. The park came into being as the need for a green patch was required in this congested part of the capital city. The park has beautiful and well trimmed lawns with soft grass dotted with trees. A simmering water body makes it more beautiful and is the ideal haunt of nature lovers. The park is easy to reach from Hauz khas Village, Safdarjang Enclave and Delhi Lawn Tennis Associations Courts.
The animal kingdom is dominated by the naïve looking Spotted Deer. Majestic Peacocks with their colorful feathers add more charm. Guinea Pigs, rabbits and a wide variety of birds also form part of the animal world.
With greenery all around the park is an appropriate place to relax in serenity and solitude. One can also plan little family picnics here in this park. Children’s find it amusing and adventurous to come so close to nature and the experience of exploring the wild is unique.
Fast - Facts:
easy access to the park is available from Safdarjang Enclave, Hauz Khas Village and Delhi Lawn Tennis Associations Courts.
Time to visit: Open on all days
How to Reach:
Tourists can either avail buses from different points or can take auto rickshaws, taxis or metro to reach the park in South Delhi
Nearest Railway Station: Nizamuddin Railway Station
Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat
Nearest International Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport
A prime tourist place itself in Delhi, the Deer Park is surrounded by other major tourist attractions. Hence a visit to this park will lead you to other nearby attractions easily. Places to be visited are:
A very pious symbol of the Bahai Faith, this temple is an example of architectural excellence. Considered to be a holy flower, the lotus is a symbol of purity and is the Manifestation of God. This temple is located at Kalkaji in the South of Delhi.
Built in the middle of the 18th century, with the oldest portion dating back to 1764, this temple is dedicated to goddess kali. Barely a kilometer away from Nehru Place, Okhla Industrial estate and the Kalkaji Colony this place turns into a major pilgrimage place during Navratri.
The shrine of the famous Muslim Sufi saint, Sheikh Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Chishti, located in Nizamuddin village deserves a must visit. It is situated close to the Humayun’s tomb, not far away from the Eastern end of the Lodi Road.
It is the tomb of Sufi saint Nasir-ud-Din Mahmud who died in the year 1356. Located in the Chirag Delhi Village, the place can be reached by taking the Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg through the Chirag main road or one can also take the Outer Ring Road through the Soami Nagar south colony.
Hauz Khas Enclave-
Hauz Khas or the royal tank was built by Ala-ud-din-Khilji to provide steady supply of water to Siri. A lot of monuments had been erected on the Eastern and southern banks of the tank. In recent times, the area has undergone development and has emerged as one of the prestigious localities in the capital city with residential areas and shopping areas. Among the eateries the well known are those in Hauz khas village and Park Baluchi restaurant.
For shopping you can visit Panchsheel market and Ansal Plaza to name a few.