Top 10 Most Beautiful Gardens and Parks in Delhi

Delhi is known for being one of the most polluted cities in India on one hand and also for being home to splendid lush green gardens. The beauty of the city lies in the aura that these gardens have in them.

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There are also some good parks and parks consist of a very important part of the city life in Delhi. The Delhi governments does an excellent job of maintaining these gardens in the best way possible. Here, in these parks you get the opportunity to relax your mind and stay away a bit from the hustle and bustle of the city life.

It is true that there are a number of gardens in Delhi, however, among them there are few that really stand out. If you are interested to know about some of the best gardens in Delhi that have beautified the place and have been providing some peace and relaxation to the people, then the following list is for you.

Best Gardens and Parks in Delhi

1. The Garden of Five senses

This garden that is spread across an area of 20 acres and is not just a mere garden but is a carefully planned and structured piece of lush greenery that is dedicated to fill the five human senses with its enchanting magic. This garden was inaugurated in 2003 and belongs to Delhi Tourism. This garden is divided into a number of categories.

The Garden of Five Senses is further divided into categories of gardens or baghs like Neelbagh, Khasbagh, Khwabagh, a solar park and also has an area with an amphitheater. The Neel Bagh has a uniquely beautiful pond with vibrantly colored flowers like lotuses, water lilies and others.

The Khas Bagh is characterized by the smell of exotic flowers, a sparkling flowing stream, beautiful fountains, and unique stainless steel sculpture. The Khwabagh is known for being an amazing sight with a divinely beautiful prayer ground filled with statues of innocent children in prayers. There are fantastic choices of food and beverage in this garden's restaurants.

  • Location : The Garden Of Five Senses is located near the Mehrauli heritage area at Said-Ul-Azaib village
  • Entry fee : The entry fee is Rs. 10 for children up to 12 years and senior citizens and Rs. 20 for the adults. The entry for handicapped people is free.
  • Timings : The garden stays open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. from the months of April to September and from 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. from the months of October to March.

2. National Indo-Africa Friendship Rose Garden

This amazing rose garden was inaugurated in 2015 by the then External Affair Minister, Late Mrs. Sushma Swaraj. The National Indo-Africa Friendship Garden is home to some of the rarest varieties of rose species.

The green and black roses in full bloom is a unique feature of this garden. This rose garden is a symbol of the friendship between India and Africa. This garden is capable of captivating the visitor with its lush greenery, vibrant flower beds, a rare rose lotus pond, varied species of butterflies, a sparkling fountain in addition to an amazing variety of roses.

This garden is very well maintained and should be on the must-visit list of flower enthusiasts. The authorities put in a lot of effort to keep this beautiful. The colors of roses are so varied and catchy that it has an almost hypnotic effect. The park authorities keep adding other flowers which adds to its already high range of colors. Flowering plants like periwinkles and daisies add to the beauty of this place.

There is absolutely no restriction on photography, neither any extra charges for carrying professional cameras in this garden.

As the garden is relatively new, it is not very crowded. As this garden is located in an important diplomatic area, the crowd is very well behaved and decent. The winter months between December to February are the best months to visit this garden as the beautiful bouquet of flowers in this garden are in full bloom during these months.

  • Location : Satya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021
  • Entry fee : The entry to this garden is free.
  • Timings : The garden is open from 10.00 a.m to 6.00 p.m.

3. Japanese Garden

This garden is also called the Swarn Jayanti Park. This is completely green and the walking paths and the lakes are quite clean. You will also find some very colorful boats here. This is quite a popular picnic spot in Delhi.

If you want to see the beautiful sunrise or the enchanting sunset then you can visit this place and you get an excellent view of both the sunrise and the sunset. There is also a flower festival organized in this park during the spring season.

During this time, you will be able to see different types of flowers. This place is full of beautiful fragrance during this time. Japanese Park is a newly constructed beautiful park situated in the Rohini area of Delhi. Replete with swings for kids, a tiny pond, play area and green meadows, the park is a common favourite both among kids and adults. You can also spots egrets and other birds near the park in the evening.

  • Location : This is a place that is located in Sector 11, Rohini.
  • Entry fee : There is no entry fee
  • Timings : You can visit this garden anytime between 5 AM and 11 pm. In order to talk a walk in the entire garden, it would take about 1 to 2 hours.

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4. Lodhi Garden

This garden is spread across an area of 90 acres. This garden is also called the Old Lady Willington Park. It is here that the tombs of the Lodhi and the Sayiid rulers are kept. It has the tombs of Mohammed Shah, Sikander Lodi, Bara Gumbad and also the Shisha Gumbad. This is a favorite place for morning walks.

  • Location : This is located between the tomb of Safdarjung and the Khan market.
  • Entry Fee : There is no entry fee for the visitors or tourists.
  • Timings : This garden is open all 7 days of the week between 6 AM and 7.30 pm.

5. Buddha Garden

This garden has a beautiful statue of Buddha on an island. This garden also has a separate medicinal garden. Here you will get shrubs, herbs and plants that will help in medicinal use. Apart from this there is a Palm garden, Rose garden, Bougainvillea garden.

In the Rose garden there is as many as 25 different varieties of rose found. This garden has an open space with a beautiful green lawn, colorful flower shrubs and also beautiful topiaries. hedges and flowering gardens.

Here the cactus garden is also spread across one and a half acres of land and you will find a variety of different cactus plants here. The Bougainvillea garden has as much as 40 varieties of colorful flowers. This is spread across an area of 8 acres.

  • Location : The Buddha Jayanti Park is located on Vandemataram Marg in Central Ridge Reserve Forest in New Delhi.
  • Timings : This garden remains open from 6 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. between Monday and Saturday.
  • Entry Fee/charges : There is no entry fee

6. Talkatora Gardens

This garden is basically a renovated form of a garden that existed during the Mughal era. It attracts a number of tourists and also locals. It is a great place where you get to spend some quality time with your friends and family.

  • Location : This garden is located in Willingdon Crescent, New Delhi.
  • Timings : The garden is open all 7 days between 3 pm and 6 pm
  • Entry Fee : There is no entry fee

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7. Central Park, Rajiv Chowk

Central Park is located in the heart of Connaught Place in Delhi. It is a beautiful emerald park surrounded by winding water channels, sparkling fountains and tall towering trees.

It has countless trees and shrubs, including flowering plants throughout the year, it has flashing lamp posts and four bodies of water, including small fountains. This is a beautiful lush green park. It is popular among both locals as well as tourists.

  • Location : This is located near the Rajiv Chowk metro station in Connaught Place.
  • Timings : This park remains open between 6 Am to 6.30 Pm
  • Entry Fee : There is no entry fee

8. Deer Park

This park is popularly referred to as the "Lungs of Delhi". Deer Park is also considered to be one of the most ecologically sensitive areas. This is a popular spot where you will come across a number of walkers and also runners. This is also an excellent place to chill out during the weekends.

There are some beautiful historical tombs, rabbit enclosures and also duck park here. You will see a number of tourists and locals visiting this place during the weekends. This is an ideal picnic spot.

  • Location : It is located in the Southern part of Delhi
  • Timings : It follows the timings of the sunrise and the sunset. This is open for public visit between 5 am to 8 pm during summers and during winters it remains open between 5.30 am and 7 pm.
  • Entry Fee : There is no entry fee

9. Swarn Jayanti Park

This park is spread across an area of 250 acres. There are a total of 5 lakes in this park. You can certainly opt for boat rides in these parks. You will also find some good eateries in this park. This is a wonderful place where you can relax and also take morning and evening walks.

  • Location : This is a place that is located in Manoj Vihar, Indirapuram.
  • Timings : It remains open between 4:30 am and 8:30 pm
  • Entry Fee : There is no entry fee in this park

10. Nehru Park

Nehru Park is one of the largest and most well-maintained parks in Delhi. Therefore, if you are looking for a lush picnic plan or a place for a morning walk, we say that you will go now. This is a park that has an area of 85 acres. This is a landmark place in Delhi. You can hangout in this park during the sunny winter afternoons.

The park is a favorite of people who live in nearby embassies. They like to come here for jogging, walking, and enjoy other sports; college students who like to spend time with friends, and elementary students who take here for a picnic.

  • Location : This is located in the Chanakyapuri Diplomatic Enclave, New Delhi
  • Timings : This is open all 7 days of the week between 5:30 am and 7:30 pm.
  • Entry Fee : There is no entry fee

The gardens mentioned above are extremely beautiful and if you visit Delhi make sure that you do not miss visiting these gardens.