The Lodhi Garden is a luscious garden that houses the tombs of Sayyid ruler Mohammed Shah and Lodhi King Sikandar Lodhi. It also has the Shisha Gumbad and Bara Gumbad within its perimeter. The contrast of sombre mausoleums against the lush greenery of the gardens makes it a popular park in Delhi, especially for morning and evening exercise.
Timings : 6:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Nearest Metro Station: Jor Bagh Metro Station & JLN Metro Station on Violet Line
Popularly known as the “soul” of the Presidential Palace, the Mughal Gardens are located inside the Rashtrapati Bhawan Complex. The entire complex is a breathtaking combination of Circular, Spiritual, Bonsai, Herbal, Tactile and Musical Gardens. It houses rare and endangered varieties of over 159 floral species including tulips, daffodils, Asiatic lilies, hyacinth, viscaria etc.
Timings: The time and the dates of public visits are changed annually and are announced shortly before the visits commence.
Sunder Nursery in New Delhi is a 16th-century heritage park home to 6 world heritage monuments. The 90-acre garden near Humayun's Tomb also houses a paradise garden with a marble fountain, almost 300 plants and tree species, 80 bird species and 40 butterfly species. Every Saturday and Sunday, The Earth Collective farmers market is pitched here.
Located in the poised Said-ul-Ajaib, away from the din of the city, the Garden of Five Senses is designed to stimulate your senses of touch, sight, smell, sound and taste. It has various theme parks, a section of Mughal baghs, pools of water lilies, cascades of sparkling water, a solar energy park, an amphitheatre, a humongous yet charming food court, in addition to umpteen sculptures, rock carvings and themed decor.
Timings: April to September: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM, October to March: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Nearest Metro Station: Saket (Yellow Line)
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. Consisting of a deer park, duck park, art market, rabbit fields, fountain, lake and an enclosed old heritage monument area, this park in Delhi is a common favourite and a respite among Delhites looking for a break from the pollution and dust of the city.
Timings: 5:00 AM - 8:00 PM During Summer and 5:30 AM - 8:00 PM During Winter (all days of the week)
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
Located in the heart of Connaught Place, Central Park is a beautiful verdant park in Delhi with meandering waterways, sparkling fountains and tall towering trees all around. Most famous for the romantic couples that frequent the place, the park is also popular among kids and adults to rewind and relax from the adjacent markets.
Timings: 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
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Mehrauli Archaeological Park is an archaeological area spread over 200 acres in Mehrauli, Delhi, adjacent to Qutub Minar World Heritage site and the Qutb complex. It consists of over 100 historically significant monuments. It is the only area in Delhi known for 1,000 years of continuous years of occupation and includes the ruins of Lal Kot built by Tomar Rajputs in 1060 CE, making it the oldest extant fort of Delhi, and architectural relics of the subsequent period.
Timings: 5:00 AM - 6:30 PM (all days of the week)
Established to celebrate the 2500th anniversary of Gautam Buddha, Buddha Jayanti Park is located in Central Ridge Reserve Forest, New Delhi. With large open meadows, green brooks and colourful flowering shrubs, this is one of the scenic parks in Delhi ideal to spend some time amidst nature, in peace, far from the chaos of the city.
Timings: 5:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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.
Timings: Open 24 Hours on Mondays and 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Other Days
Entry Fee: INR 50 for Adults, INR 30 for Children and INR 20 for School Students
India Gate lawns are one of the most visited parks in Delhi. Surrounding the magnificent India Gate on all sides, these lawns are full of life and energy at all times of the day. Even during the nighttime, you can find people relaxing in the lawns. Sprinkled with fountains and flowering shrubs, the lawns are the most common hangout place for the tourists visiting India Gate.
Timings: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM (all days of the week)
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 varieties of roses curated from all over the world. This park in Delhi is especially crowded from November to January when the roses are in full bloom.
Timings: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM (all days of the week)
Located on the Willingdon Crescent Road, Talkatora Garden is one of the most splendid parks in Delhi. It has a centrally placed indoor stadium and a historical spot where the war between the Mughals and Marathas was fought in 1738 where the Mughals emerged victoriously. The very well designed gardens have three huge gateways that give way to winding waterways, sparkling fountains and lush green meadows.
Timings: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Japanese Park is a newly constructed beautiful park situated in the Rohini area of Delhi. Replete with swings for kids, a tiny pond, play area and green meadows, it is a common favourite both among kids and adults. You can also spot egrets and other birds near the park in the evening.
Timings: 5:00 AM - 8:00 PM (all days of the week)
Also known as The Ridge and the Kamla Nehru Ridge, Delhi Ridge is a rocky forested area spanning 35 kms from Tughlaqabad in the south-east to Wazirabad on the west. The forest is a trail end of the Aravalli Range and boasts rich wildlife. With several monuments and ruins of ancient forts and fortresses housed within the woods, the place is frequented by romantic couples, adults and kids alike.
Timings: Open 24 Hours
Also known as the Millennium Indraprastha Park, Indraprastha Park is situated on the Outer Ring Road in Delhi near Sarai Kale Khan. Furbished with a Children's Park and an amphitheatre, food court and a Shanti Stupa, the park in Delhi is the common hangout place among romantic couples, kids and adults alike.
Timings: 6:00 AM - 7:15 PM (all days of the week)
Situated in South East Delhi between the neighbourhoods of Lotus Temple, ISKCON temple and Nehru Place, Aastha Kunj (also known as Aastha Kunj) sprawls over 200 acres of lush green lawns, flowering shrubs and green trees. Especially popular among romantic couples, this park in Delhi is also frequented by kids and adults alike.
Timings: 4:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Built by Roshanara Begum, Shah Jahan's second daughter, the verdant green Roshanara Bagh is situated in the Kamla Nagar area of North Campus in New Delhi. Replete with numerous varieties of trees, plants and medicinal herbs (some of which have been imported from Japan), this park in Delhi also has a lake that hosts migratory birds in winters.
Timings: 5:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Located adjacent to the Meena Bazaar near Jama Masjid in New Delhi, Urdu Park is an enormous park constructed in the heart of the very crowded Chandni Chowk. The lush green park has people of various local professions practising their art in the park including champi walas, body masseuses, ear cleaners etc. The highlight of the park in Delhi is the cricket match held there every Sunday.
Timings: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM (all days of the week)
Expanding over 1.54 square kilometres, Aravalli Biodiversity Park was established to ecologically restore and preserve the vegetation on the desert and arid land areas in the region. It has about 160 plant species, over 170 species of birds and animals.
Swarna Jayanti Park is a famous recreational and adventure park in the Indirapuram area of Ghaziabad. It has a beautiful Japanese garden, boating facility, a jogging track, walkways lined by tall green trees and a children's play area amidst lush green lawns with fountains and statues of legendary figures.
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