India is a country with a diverse topography and a rich cultural heritage which make for an array of majestic monuments, sturdy fortresses and magnificent gardens in India. A plethora of these beautiful parks and gardens in India belong to the old Mughal era. But lately the rapidly urbanizing cities are also coming up with more and more public parks and beautifully blooming gardens in India to provide a respite from the chaos and din of the city. With more and more green spaces being developed in cities, folks look forward to spend summer evenings or winter afternoons amidst nature to soak in the fresh air. Besides, the emerging ones are even better in terms of architecture and decor; are dotted with pretty fountains and generously sprinkled with green trees; and are sure to lure anyone with their striking beauty. Some of these gardens in India are a hot spot for botanical artwork and conservation of plants other than providing a serene atmosphere for nature lovers in the cities.
Here is the list of 40 Most Beautiful Gardens in India for a Blissful Natural Retreat
Popularly known as the ?soul? of the Presidential Palace, the Mughal Gardens are located inside the Rashtrapati Bhawan Complex. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in the year 1917 for Lady Harding, the gardens cover a vast area of 13 acres and are a wonderful incorporation of Mughal architecture with that of British style.
Jallianwala Bagh is a place of great historical importance during the Indian struggle for Independence. It is a public garden in Amritsar which houses a memorial of national importance that was established by the government of India in 1951 to commemorate the massacre of peaceful celebrators by British forces on April 13,1919.
Built across the Kaveri river, these beautiful gardens were constructed by Krishnaraja Wodeyar. These gardens spread over 60 acres of land and were modeled after the Shalimar gardens of Kashmir. The beauty of these gardens multiplies in the evenings when the fountains light up in various colors.
The botanical Gardens of Ooty are one of the most sought after and famous tourist destinations in the whole of India. It is located on the hillock of Ooty which is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Sprawled over an area of 22 hectares, the garden is divided into several sections that are trimmed beautifully to present an endearing sight. Visitors are greeted with astounding colourful natural beauty from the moment they pass through the gates.
Lalbagh Botanical Garden is located in Bangalore and is nationally and internationally renowned centre for botanical artwork, scientific study of plants and also conservation of plants. A haven for all nature lovers, Lal Bagh covers an area 240 acres in the heart of the city and has nearly 1,854 species of plants.
Lodhi Gardens is a city park placed in New Delhi. Spanning over 90 acres. The beautiful garden draped in emerald grass contains, Mohammed Shah's Tomb, Tomb of Sikandar Lodi, Shisha Gumbad and Bara Gumbad, architectural works of the 15th century by Lodhis, an Afghan dynasty, that ruled major portions of northern India and Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of modern-day Pakistan, from 14 to 15 century. The site is now protected by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
Built in the Mughal era, donning its majestic architecture, are the Mughal gardens. The garden is a combination of the Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Gardens & Chashm-e-Shahi. The most prominent feature of the gardens its long stretches of cascading fountains makes this a must see for every traveler.
The Botanical Gardens of Calcutta were founded by Robert Kyd in 1787. Protected by the Botanical Survey of India, it stretches over 109 hectares. A Banyan tree in the garden, of more than 330 m circumference, known as The Great Banyan, is the largest tree in the world. The Botanic Gardens of Kolkata were later renamed Acharya Jagadish Chandra Indian Botanic Garden.
Laid out in 1633, the Nishant Bagh fondly known as the Garden of Joy. Its beauty is enhanced by the well-manicured landscapes, long avenues of Chinar & cypress trees, rare flowering plants, 12 terraces & several bubbling fountains that's cover the whole expanse of the garden.
Located just north to the glorious wonder called the Taj Mahal and overlooking the Agra Fort and Yamuna river on the opposite side, Mehtab Bagh is a rare retreat of natural bliss and one of the most scenic spots in Agra. The garden was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and is perfectly aligned with Taj in view to have that perfect shot.
Located near the Nagwara lake, the Lumbini garden is one of its kind garden attraction of Banglore. The garden garners plenty of visitors everyday of the week. The beautiful serene environment of the lake hosts the visitors with mesmerising view and activities that people come to enjoy with their loved ones. The Lumbini Gardens is a very beautiful kid's park and has a boating club which the visitors enjoy very much. Apart from all these the garden has beautiful fountains and a stretch of 1.5 km to walk through with a view of the lake and gorgeous greenery on the other side.
A paradise for nature lovers, Noida's Botanical Garden aims at preserving natural and environmental beauty. The garden perfectly epitomises Mother Nature in its best form with the serene surroundings and rare species of plants and flowers. The place is a must on your Noida itinerary if you are nature enthusiast.
Spread across a lush expanse of 18 acres, Blossom Park is famous for its activities such as water cycling, boating and skating. It is covered with a wide variety of flora and has romantic little provisions of tree houses and ropeways. It is located at a mere distance of 3 km from Munnar.
The Katraj Snake Park is the most visited and loved tourist attraction in the Rajiv Gandhi Zoo that is located in Katraj, near the city of Pune in India. The snake park has successfully managed to acquaint thousands of visitors with the unusual and fascinating wildlife through its extensive collection of snakes, reptiles, birds and turtles.
Nature park, is a famous park located in the hill station of Yelagiri in Tamil Nadu is spread over an area of 12 acres. The park is situated near to the Punganoor Lake.The park is the best destination for all ages of people and provide a feeling of relaxation and stunning environment. It consists of diversified and enormous numbers of flora. There are number of things such as artificial cascade or the waterfall, children's park, musical fountain with multi-coloured lighting, fish aquarium, seasonal garden, bamboo house, poly house and many more to engage kids and even elders for a long time.
The Rock Garden or the Barbotey Garden as its commonly known, is located a little far from the city around ~10 km away. The benches in the garden are made by cutting rocks at different levels. The flower beds are gorgeous and the garden also has a waterfall flowing through it, which is quite a pretty sight during monsoons.
Located just 2 km from Munnar, the Forest Rose Garden blooms with forest rose and a variety of other rare flowers. The Rose Gardens of Munnar is a unique and eco-friendly home stay experience, that attracts visitors, especially nature enthusiasts, from all over the world. The Rose Garden, spread over 2 acres of land, is an excellent stretch that is brimming with a variety of plants, including spices, crops like cardamom and vanilla, and a variety of other fruit trees. The sight it presents is definitely worth a visit.
There are a few ordinary landscapes in Kurnool. One fascinating stretch is a park with igneous rock formations. Find here a restaurant, small ponds, boating facilities and a cave museum. A less ordinary hiking area and a bit unusual picnic spot, this one, is a must visit area in Kurnool.
With neatly paved walkways, a multitude of seating areas, verdant surroundings, a gorgeous ropeway ride and boating facilities to enjoy its own mini-lake, the Amarabati park provides wholesome family fun for children and adults looking for a relaxed manner of killing some time during their vacation in the beautiful Digha.
Also known as the Mughal Gardens of Pinjore, this place is 35 km away from the city of Nalagarh. Situated at the foothills of the Shivaliks, the garden has seven downward terraced lawns, domed balconies, three palaces, an amphitheater, a Japanese garden, a mini zoo, lighted fountains, shaded pathways and a nursery of plants.
The Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park was created in 2006 out of a large, rocky wasteland by the side of the famous Mehrangarh Fort. The purpose of this park was to restore the natural ecology of this neglected terrain, which has become a prime tourist attraction of the city today. The rocky ravines are densely populated with the indigenous flora of the Thar desert, counting over 200 species of plants at this ecopark.
Located behind the Allahabad Museum on Panna Lal Road, Company Garden is a beautiful garden full of shady trees and blooming shrubs. The park houses massive statuettes of George V and Victoria in the centre of the garden. As of now, the park is used by the kids for recreational purposes and by the elderly for evening and morning walks.
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