Delhi is busy, bustling and packed with people, so make sure you get away from the concrete to take in some of the city’s great green spaces. Here’s six great green spaces we reckon you should check out.
Lodi Gardens, Lodi Colony, South Delhi – Lauded as Delhi’s premier garden, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this 90 acre park in South Delhi is actually an archaeological site.
Popular with walkers, joggers, birders and canoodling couples, Lodi Gardens is a must see. Click this link to find out more.
Nehru Park, Chanakyapuri- A popular place with Delhi’s diplomatic community living in and around Chanakyapuri, Nehru Park is named after the first Prime Minister of independent India, Jawaharlal Nehru.
It’s got grassy knolls, running tracks, a bit of art and is home to some great events in the cooler months (there’s also a newly opened yoga garden). Click this link to find out more.
The Garden of Five Senses, Saket – This twenty acre garden aims to stimulate its visitor’s five senses through the use of colour, fragrance, texture and form.
Opened to the public in 2003, it was conceptualised and commission by Delhi Tourism Transportation Development Corporation to create some much needed green space in and around Saket. Click on this link to find out more.
Asola Wildlife Sanctuary, Delhi’s Green Lungs – On the fringes of the massive Tughlakabad Fort, South Delhi, the 21 square kilometres of the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary is home to over 200 species of birds, 10 species of mammals, 10 species of reptiles, eight amphibians and over 90 species of butterfly.
The sanctuary is also home to the Conversation Education Centre, a urban wildlife site managed by the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS).
Since 1883 this membership driven organisation has been promoting the wonders of natural world, educating cities dwellers about the environment and striving to protect what’s naturally beautiful. Click this link to find out more.
Buddha Jayanti Park, Central Ridge Forest – Buddha Jayanti Park, also known as Buddha Garden is a pretty pleasant park in the Central Ridge Reserve Forest area of South Delhi.
At the centre of the park is a suitably impressive Statue of Lord Buddha, said to symbolise the gratitude of the Tibetan people to India after the Chinese invasion. The Lord Buddha statue is everything you would expect it to be.
As Lord Buddha surveys the waterways and gardens around his island home, he must be feeling pretty serene. Click on this link to find out more.
Although a bit of a slog to get too, it’s well worth a wander around during day light hours.
Mughal Gardens, President’s Estate, Central Delhi – Impressive isn’t the word when it comes to the gardens at Rashtrapati Bhavan (the President’s House) on Rajpath.
It’s not open to the public all the time, but when the President issues his invite Dilliwalahs come in their droves. Click on this link to find out more.