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 five great green spaces we reckon you should check out.
You must have noticed that India’s most beautiful tree is back in bloom? It’s time to learn about Delhi’s Trees with a book written by the tree man of Delhi, Pradip Krishen.
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 there droves.
Buddha Jayanti Park, commissioned to commemorate the 2,500 birth anniversary of the Lord Buddha, is well worth a wander around on a cool winter or spring day.
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.
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 great events in the winter months.
This park is more than just a green space, it’s been designed to give visitors an extra special sensory experience. Want to know more? Then read on.