Famous Gardens : Roshanara Bagh, Rose Garden, Deer Park
A Must Visit : Mughal Gardens
Monumental Gardens : Lodhi Gardens, Talkatora Garden
Picnic Parks : Nehru Park, Buddha Jayanti Garden, Kalindi Kunj
The Lush Green Lodhi Garden, Delhi
The green colour always cools down a weary mind, and if it opens its cozy heart in the middle of a capital, it beckons everyone far and near. Since time immemorial, Delhi has been a capital of valiant emperors who beside creating newer boundaries also bestowed the geography with exquisite works of art and picturesque gardens suroounding them. Thanks to the enthusiast tourism department, the gardens still reverberates with the erstwhile princely aroma, that makes it way to everyone's hearts through the enchanting fragrance of roses and lilies. Ubiquitous in the planned areas, unfortunately they are limited in the congested layout of Old Delhi, where it is difficult to have open spaces. Many of these lush parks are adorned with forsaken ruins of archaic forts, which stand as silent solitary sentinels but give you ample elbowroom to kick back your vacation afternoons.
Mughal Gardens :
Ask anyone in Delhi what green is, and you might find a single answer to a world of beauty. The prestigious Mughal Gardens. Nestling at the rear of Rashtrapati Bhawan in the President's estate, the lush manicured gardens was laid out along traditional Mughal lines by a British horticulturalist. The garden affords, among other things, some exotic varieties of roses, found nowhere else in India.
Buddha Jayanti Park :
This large park carpeting a major section of the Southern Ridge, west of Rajpath, commemorates Buddha's attainment of nirvana. While strolling amidst a romantic environment, tourists can enjoy the course of spiritual life of Buddha, including - of course - a Bodhi tree sapling brought from Sri Lanka.
Lodi Garden :
At a stone's throw to the west of Humayun's Tomb and adjoining the India International Centre, lies the serene quarters of beautiful Lodhi Garden. This is a shady and popular retreat - you'll often see members of Delhi's expat community jogging here in the early morning. With its ponds, paved paths and shady trees, the park is also popular among young couples seeking a few quiet moments togetheraway from the prying eyes of the family. The garden also affords handsome tombs of the Sayyid and Lodi rulers with a design that eventually developed into the exquisite architecture of Taj Mahal.
Kalindi Kunj :
Laid out on the plans of ambrosial Vrindavan garden of Mysore, the Kalindi Kunj is a nice place to spend your vacation evenings. Located near Okhla this garden provides a breathtaking sight with its colorful musical fountains that are lit up in the dusk. Brilliantly illuminated, the park offers a fairytale ambience to enjoy with your loved ones.
Besides, there are other leisure greens dotting the busy landscape of Delhi. Amidst the bustling colonnaded pillars of Connaught Place roosts a tranquil arena of a park trimmed with lush lawns, exotic gardens and alluring fountains. South Delhi is all green, peppered with medieval monuments chucked here and there carelessly by nature. They, no doubt, make a very welcome place to relax, or would be if you are not constantly pestered by hawkers - shoe cleaners, ear cleaners and masseurs seem to descend from nowhere as soon as a tourist sits down, and each has his own book full of glowing lists of satisfied customers. Entry to these are free except for a few that houses buildings of archaeological importance. Remember to get a road map so that you can roam around freely without panicking about your return.
Top 5 Reasons to Visit Gardens of Delhi
To Spend Some Time In The Heart of Nature
With History Up In Sleeves
On A Mughal Trail
Out on A Picnic Spot
Far From Home
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