7 Must-Visit Parks In Delhi
Delhi, the capital city of India, is known for its monuments of historic and national importance, and temples that showcase its cultural heritage. A perfect mix of modern and vintage architecture, the city is also known for its green cover. With its many small and big parks, Delhi offers a space for residents to spend some time in the company of nature.
MakaanIQ lists five must-visit parks in the national capital:
Central Park is one of the most famous parks in Delhi. Situated right above the Rajiv Chowk Metro Station at Connaught Place, this park hosts many cultural events. It is also witness to Raahgiri, a public event that takes place every Sunday at Connaught Place. The park sprawls over 41,500 square metres (sq m), with beautiful trees, shrubs and seasonal flowers.
The park has an amphitheater with a seating arrangement for more than 350 people. And there are four water bodies, including a cascade. The most striking feature of this park is the country's highest Indian national flag (207 ft). This flag, a sight to behold, stands right in the center of the park and can be seen even from far off.
Located on the main Panchsheel Road, near Chanakyapuri Diplomatic Enclave, Nehru Park is one of the oldest parks in the capital. Spread across about 80 acres, the park exhibits a wide collection of flowers and little rocks inscribed with quotes of Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first prime minister of India.
Every Sunday, for two hours, the park hosts a musical concert famous as the Morning Ragas. These weekly concerts have performances by some of the distinguished vocalists and world-class musicians. Apart from that, the park is a hit among families as a picnic spot.
Millennium Park is situated on the Outer Ring Road near Sarai Kale Khan, behind the famous Humayun's Tomb. Spread across more than 20 acres, Millennium Park is a perfect place to spend your Sunday afternoon.
The park exhibits lush green gardens with beautiful flowers all around. With ample parking space and a special playing zone for children, Millennium Park remains one of the most frequented parks in Delhi.
Located in Hauz Khas, Deer Park is an animal lover's paradise. A great place for joggers and those who love their morning walks and exercise, the park has beautifully trimmed grass and lush green lawns.
It has a beautiful pond, which adds to the beauty. As the name suggests, the park is dominated by spotted deer. You could also find other animals like guinea pigs, rabbits, and a large variety of birds.
Swarna Jayanti Park, also known as Japanese Park, is located in Sector 11, Rohini. The park has well-constructed walking paths, beautiful lakes with colorful boats and an exciting gaming zone for children.
Japanese Park tops the list of families that love to go for picnics. Ideally, the best time to visit the park is either in the morning or late in the evening. You could enjoy the capital's pleasant weather and, if you are lucky enough, you might even spot a few egrets and storks beside the lake.