Below is a list of the important Parks and Gardens in Delhi
Parks in Delhi
Situated at close proximity to the Nizamuddin Railway Station Deer Park is an ornithologist's delight. One of the most peaceful yet famous tourist destinations in Delhi the Deer Park was established to serve the purpose for an open green area near the much populated and crowded settlement of this part of New Delhi. Marked with shady palms, well manicured gardens and aqua marine water bodies this park is an ideal destination for evening walks and bird watchers. Apart from the natural beauty abounding this park you can also find numerous spotted deer, attractive peacocks, cute rabbits and guinea pigs and a rich variety of birds in this park in Delhi. Known as an ideal family picnic spot, the Deer Park is a wonderful place to spend your evenings in.
Buddha Jayanti Park
Located at Sardar Patel Marg Buddha Jayanti Park is dedicated to Lord Buddha. An important place from the point of tourism this park was founded on the completion of 2500 years of Buddha's attainment of nirvana. Infested with beautiful trees and some of the rarest species of flowers this park in Delhi is an ideal destination for evening walks and family picnics. Also having immense religious significance because of the Bodhi tree that was brought from Sri Lanka and planted in the park the Buddha Jayanti Park attracts travelers from all parts of the country.
Gardens in Delhi
Lodhi garden was set up in between the 15th and 16th centuries by the Sayyid and Lodhi rulers. The garden is very well kept and still have some historical monuments which are an added attraction for the tourists.
Lodhi garden in Delhi has been re-deigned by JA Stein and Garrett Eckbo in the year 1968 and that's how it got the present shape. At Lodhi garden you must visit the tombs of Muhammad Shah, the 3rd leader of Sayyid dynasty and Sikandar Lodhi.
Mughal Garden in Delhi is spread over an area of 13 acres and is a combination of the former Mughal style with that of the British style. Mughal Garden is designed by Sir Edwin Lutynes for Lady Harding.
Mughal Garden is a British garden inspired by the Mughal style and that is why you can come across some Mughal style canals, fountains and terraces. Mughal Garden is divided into 3 sections - rectangular, long and circular gardens also known as Pearl garden, Butterfly garden and Circular garden.
Mughal Garden has 4 waterways with a lotus-shaped red sandstone made fountain at their intersection. The whole Mughal Garden is a place of scenic beauty. You cannot take off your eyes away from its lush greenery. Moreover, the colorful flowers adds up to the pleasure of your eyes.
National Zoological Park
National Zoological Park in Delhi is located near Purana Qila or Old Fort. National Zoological Park at Delhi is one of the very best and largest zoos in Asia. It is designed almost as a natural habitat of the animals and birds therein so as to make them feel comfortable.
National Zoological Park in Delhi was set up in the year 1959. It covers an area of around 214 acres. National Zoological Park at Delhi is designed by Major Weinman of Sri Lanka and Carl Hagenbeck of West Germany.
National Zoological Park of Delhi is a home to over 2000 species of animals and birds from Africa, Australia, America and Asia. At National Zoological Park in Delhi you can also locate the Kos Minar which was put up by Mughal emperor Jehangir.
It is located near the northern ridge behind Delhi University. It is only 10 kilometers away from Old Delhi. As per historians, Shalimar Garden is the place where Aurangzeb crowned himself as the Mughal emperor in 1658. It is also said that Shalimar Garden was earlier known as "Aizzabad-Bagh", it was named so after Shah Jahan's wife named Aizzu'n-Nisa Begum.
If flowers are what you like then the Rose Garden of Delhi is sure to mesmerize you with its exotic beauty and smell. Rose Garden is a good choice for an evening or morning walk because the air around it is full of the intoxicating fragrance of the colorful roses.
Rose Garden is also important from the view of botanical study. If you are a student of Botany or like to gather knowledge on flowers or plants, Rose garden at Delhi is one place that is sure to interest you. You can gather knowledge on rose plants, its different types and species etc.
A place that is loved by all be it children or adults the very atmosphere in this garden in enthralling. Special mention should be made of the Delhi Government that has managed to preserve and maintain this beautiful garden. There are care takers all over the garden just to prevent the citizens from plucking out the roses.
Last Updated on : December 31, 2014