7 Most Popular Parks to Visit in Delhi
Apart from several historical places and museums, there are several places in Delhi where you can easily feel being close to nature. Delhi houses several gardens for its residents and tourists. For your convenience, I am going to mention some popular parks to visit in Delhi.
National Zoological Park
Very close to the Old Fort in Delhi, the National Zoological Park is mainly a 176-acre Zoo in the national capital city of India. As a 16th century citadel, it is a sprawling green island and has a diverse collection of birds and animals. The zoo is a home to 1350 animals that represent 130 species of birds and animals from the world. You can walk around the zoo on foot or the battery operated vehicles.
Garden of Five Senses
It is not just a park, but it is a space that enables you to have public interaction and to do a variety of activities. Developed by the Delhi Tourism Transportation Development Corporation, the Garden of Five Senses offers an opportunity to Delhiites and tourists looking for leisure space to socialise and unwind. It caters the need of people of all sections. Located at Said-Ul-Azaib village, the garden is very close to the Mehrauli heritage area in Delhi. Visiting the garden will make you feel close to nature as you can easily listen to natural voices of birds.
Located in Central Delhi, this sprawling green is enriched with medieval mosques, tombs, watchtowers and bridges that were constructed by the Sayyid and Lodhi dynasties in the 15th century. Monuments such as the Bara Gumbad, the Shish Gumbad and the octagonal tombs of Sikandar Lodhi and Muhamad Shah Sayyid are well-preserved. As a jogger or stroller, you can wind your way around the garden. You can easily see the elite people walking in this garden.
The Jahanapanah Forest, developed by the market places and residential colonies around it, is ignored by the locals. Apart from the busy streets, you can easily access the forest through a small gate that is just opposite of the Don Bosco School in Alaknanda that is an unbelievable location. It has a 6.7 kilometre-long running track. You can carry binoculars with you for bird watching on your run in this garden.
This park is a hot spot for varied concerts like Sufi music, rock bands and ghazals. It is the favourite site for the people of all age groups. You can do bird watching or book reading under a tree if there is nothing on.
Located close to Hauz Khas in South Delhi, this park is the best place to have fresh breath even after surrounded by some of the busiest markets. It is very popular for picnics, jogging and walking. The deer live in an enclosure made for them inside the park.
Hauz Khas Complex
When you complete your exploration of the crannies and nooks of Hauz Khas Village, don’t forget to enter into this complex through an old iron gate. The complex has distinguished medieval Tughlaq monuments like the tomb of Feroz Shah Tuglaq and a madarsa that were built in the 14th century. This is the place where you can make good use of your camera to capture greenery along with monuments.