Resplendent Parks in Delhi for a Perfect Day-out

Parks in Delhi

A plethora of historical monuments, well-paved roads lined with trees, British architectural buildings and umpteen beautiful parks in Delhi form the essence of the city. Dotted with beautiful fountains and generously sprinkled with verdant green trees, the parks in Delhi need no introduction. You can find several gorgeous parks in almost every small and big neighbourhood in the city. Some of these are a product of Mughal architecture and carry forward a rich heritage like the Roshanara Bagh and some are simply a delight to the eyes like the Garden of Five Senses. These parks provide the much-needed respite to the city folks away from the pollution and chaos of the city. In between tightly stacked houses and markets, they are the relief to breathe the fresh air. Popular among people all groups and ages, the parks are frequented by kids, adults and couples alike. With charming flowers, cosy nooks and shady trees, the parks in Delhi offer an ambience of peace and calm like no other.

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Here is the list of 17 Resplendent Parks in Delhi for a Perfect Day-out

1. Deer Park, Hauz Khas

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, 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

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2. Lodhi Garden, Lodhi Estate

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Lodhi Gardens is a city park placed in New Delhi. Spanning over 90 acres. The beautiful park in Delhi is 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.

Timings: 5:00 AM - 8:00 PM From April to September, 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM From October to March (open all days of the week) 
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

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3. Mughal Gardens, Rashtrapati Bhawan

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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 wonderful incorporation of Mughal architecture with that of British style.


Timings: Mondays Closed, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM on Tuesdays, and 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM on Other Days
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

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4. Garden of Five Senses, Saket

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Located in the poised Said-ul-Ajaib, away from the din of the city, the enticingly alluring park brings together an evocative bouquet of colour and fragrance, texture and form. Aptly called as the Garden of Five Senses, this park in Delhi is seen sprawling over 20 acres of land is designed to stimulate your senses of touch, sight, smell, sound and taste and is a paradise for nature's lovers.


Timings: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (all days of the week)
Entry Fee: INR 30 for Adults and INR 15 for Senior Citizens, Children

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5. Buddha Jayanti Park, Vandemataram Marg

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
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

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6. Talkatora Garden, Rashtrapati Bhawan

Located on the Willingdon Crescent Road in the heart of the city, Talkatora Garden is one of the most splendid gardens in Delhi. The place 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
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

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7. Nehru Park, Ashoka Hotel

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

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8. Japanese Park, Swarn Jayanti Park

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, the park is a common favourite both among kids and adults. You can also spots egrets and other birds near the park in the evening.


Timings: 5:00 AM - 8:00 PM (all days of the week)
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

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9. Central Park, Rajiv Chowk

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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10. Delhi Ridge, Timarpur

Also known as The Ridge and the Kamla Nehru Ridge, Delhi Ridge is a rocky forested area spanning 35 kms from Tughlaqabad in south east to Wazirabad on the west. The forest is a trail end of the Aravalli Range and boasts of a 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 
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

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11. India Gate Lawns, Rajpath

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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 night time, 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)
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

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12. National Rose Garden, Chanakyapuri

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. This park in Delhi is especially crowded during November to January when the roses are in full bloom.


Timings: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM (all days of the week)
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

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13. Indraprastha Park, Sarai Kale Khan

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)
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

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14. Mehrauli Archaeological Park, Mehrauli

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Mehrauli Archaeological Park is an archaeological area spread over 200 acre 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 subsequent period.


Timings: 5:00 AM - 6:30 PM (all days of the week)
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

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15. Aastha Kunj, Rohini

Situated in South East Delhi between the neighbourhoods of Lotus Temple, ISKCON temple and Nehru Place, Aastha Kunj (also known as Aartha 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
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

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16. Roshanara Bagh, Roshanara Road

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 which hosts migratory birds in winters.


Timings: 5:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

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17. Urdu Park, Jama Masjid

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 practicing 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)
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

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