Located on the northern side of the Aravalli Hills range, Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary is an escape from the chaos. Being surrounded by a wide array of birds, the sanctuary offers a tryst with nature to the picnic-goers. There are five hidden lakes at the Sanctuary too which make this the perfect picnic spot for summers.
Located near the Safdarjung tomb and Khan Market of Delhi, the Lodhi Garden is a luscious garden that houses the tombs of Sayyid ruler Mohammed Shah and Lodhi king Sikandar Lodhi. The construction of this great work of architecture took place under the Lodhi reign sometime in the 15th century.
Located in the Chanakyapuri Diplomatic Enclave in New Delhi, Nehru Park sprawls over an area of 85 acres. Named after our first Prime Minister Pandit Nehru, the park was established in 1969.
Popularly known as the "lungs of Delhi", Deer Park is a verdant green park situated in the heart of the very crowded Hauz Khas Village area of New Delhi. Consisting of a deer park, duck park, art market, rabbit fields, fountain, lake and an enclosed old heritage monument area, the park is a common favourite and a respite among Delhites looking for a break from the pollution and dust of the city.
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National Indo-Africa Friendship Rose Garden, or commonly known as the National Rose Garden is a gorgeous rose garden situated in Chanakyapuri in New Delhi. It boasts of housing umpteen varieties of roses curated from all over the world. The park is especially crowded during November to January when the roses are in full bloom.
Inaugurated in 1959, National Zoological Park is situated near The Old Fort in Delhi and is a favourite weekend spot among adults and children alike. From biggest cats to the tiniest birds, the zoo has all kinds of animals and birds. Initially, it was known as Delhi Zoo when in 1982 it was renamed The National Zoological Park with the idea of making it the model zoo of the country.
Damdama Lake is a beautiful lake 24 km south of Gurugram, off the Gurugram-Alwar road. It is around 64 km i.e. an hour's drive away from New Delhi and has a calm and peaceful vibe about it. The lake was commissioned by the British in 1947 for rainwater harvesting. In its current form, however, what makes Damdama Lake enticing is that it is home to over 190 species of native and migratory birds. In monsoons, water levels reach as high as fifty feet and this is when most of the migratory birds are spotted. Damdama Lake is the biggest lake in Haryana and stretches to almost three thousand acres. It is a popular place for picnics as well as for on-site training for corporate team-building exercises.
Timings : 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Time Required : 4-5 hours
Entry Fee : No Entry Fee. Packages starting from INR 700 available at nearby resorts.
A perfect weekend getaway from Delhi, Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is an amazing escape, especially for nature lovers and birding enthusiasts. It is home to a number of migratory birds and is a great spot for spotting the various species, especially during winters. Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is located at a distance of 40 kilometres from Dhaula-Kuan in Delhi on the Gurgaon-Farukh Nagar Road. There are astonishing 250 species of birds here during the peak season, i.e. September and during winters.
Timings : 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Closed on Tuesday)
Time Required : 2-3 hours
Entry Fee : Indians - INR 5
Foreigners- INR 40
Camera- INR 10
Video Camera - INR 500
INR 2 Per Person for Child
Manesar is a unique combination of modern and traditional lifestyles and is an upcoming destination that needs to be visited on your next road trip from Delhi to Jaipur. It is highly advised to you spent at least a day in this town to experience its farm tourism, its spas and relax, before you head out on a long journey ahead.
Timings : Anytime
Entry Fee : No entry fee
The spirit of Delhi is sometimes diminished under the garb of pollution and tensed political rivalry but what one forgets is that Delhi - yeh Sheher nahi, mehfil hai. Make sure you drop a visit to these picnic stops to enjoy this mehfil that we all love to call Delhi.
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