Parks are great for a morning walk or two along with your little kiddo. Delhi’s parks give you an opportunity to connect with Mother Nature. So, take a break from the hustle bustle of the city and take your kid for a stroll at these top 10 parks in Delhi.
#1. Children’s Park
Childhood is nothing without play and Children’s Park located at India Gate is perfect for both kids and parents. Featuring exciting games, swings, slides, musical fountain, theatre, library, jungle gym and whimsical creatures, Children’s Park is sure to be a hit with your kid. An hour or so at this park will not only rejuvenate your child, but also get him the physical exercise he needs. After your kid is done playing at the park, you can also take him for a quick boat ride at India Gate.
Where- India Gate, New Delhi
Timings- 9.30 am to 7.30 pm (in summer); 9.30 am to 5.30 pm (in winter)
#2. Lodi Gardens
Known for its plush greenery, Lodi Gardens have a charm that instantly refreshens you. It’s the perfect blend of history and nature. Spread over a sprawling 90 acres, Lodi Gardens also feature the Tomb of Mohammed Shah, Tomb of Sikandar Lodi, Shisha Gumbad, Bara Gumbad and other architectural wonders of the 15th century. Get your child to admire the rich architectural heritage of Delhi while you take a stroll.
Where- Lodhi Rd, Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi
Timings- 6:00 am to 7:30 pm
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#3. Deer Park
Like the name suggests, Deer Park is home to a various species of deer, who live within the secure enclosures. Located in South Delhi, Deer Park will surely leave your kid awe-struck with all of its greenery. The park is segregated into various sections such as picnic spot, Duck Park, rabbit enclosures and so on. It is also a home to ancient tombs from the Mughal period. Plan a picnic with your kid at this lush green spot in Delhi and let him enjoy the sight of deer in their natural surroundings.
Where- Hauz Khas, New Delhi
Timings- 5:00 am to 8:00 PM (in summers); 5:30 am to 7:00 pm (in winters)
#4. Swarna Jayanti Park
Also known as Rohini Park or Japanese Park, Swarna Jayanti Park is a sprawling garden spread over 250 acres. With its manicured lawns, freshly cut plants, stunning flora and several lakes, Swarna Jayanti Park is an excellent example of a surreal spot. The best attraction about the park remains its boating facility that lets the children pedal boats along the lake. Playground, jogging tracks and various other amusement activities at this park make it a perfect place for a family picnic.
Where- Sector 11, Rohini, New Delhi
Timings- 4:30 am to 8:30 pm
#5. Indraprastha Park
Situated in east Delhi, Indraprastha Park is another landmark constructed by the Delhi Development Authority. Indraprastha Park is more than just a recreational spot. It was actually a garbage dumping site which has now been turned into a clean and magnificent landscape. The entire park is 3 kms big which is divided into various spots such as Foliage Garden, Fragrant Garden, Bougainville Garden, Smriti Van, and Topiary Garden. The park is also a home to a large World Peace Stupa.
Where- Ring Road, Grand Trunk Road, Block A, Ganga Vihar, Sarai Kale Khan, New Delhi
Timings- 6:00 am to 7:15 pm
#6. Jahanpanah Forest
If you wish to take your little kiddo trekking into the leaps of nature, then search no more. Located in South Delhi, Jahanpanah Forest is one of the densest forests spread across a sprawling 435 acres. Various boards at this park keep you updated with the distance you’ve covered and as you go deeper inside, the crowd will thin out and you will be able relish the true beauty of nature. This is a perfect spot for bird lovers, photography enthusiasts and weight watchers.
Where- Greater Kailash, Chirag Delhi
Timings- 5:00 am to 10:00 am and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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#7. Nehru Park
Situated in the heart of Delhi, Nehru Park is a famous family picnic spot in the city. The 85 acres wide park boasts of a jogging track, gorgeous plants, manicured lawns and swimming pool. It also hosts many music concerts and cultural activities. This is one park where you can find a peaceful corner to spend some quality time with your kids and educate them about the environment.
Where- VinayMarg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
Timings- 6 am to 8 pm
#8. Garden of Five Senses
Kids love all things artsy and the Garden of Five Senses is one such recreational park that will definitely keep them hooked. This recreational park aims at awakening all our five senses (hear, touch, smell, taste and vision) through its gorgeous grounds, arts, sculptures, pool of water lilies and a singing tree. The garden premise is segregated into different areas such as Khas Bagh and Mughal style Garden etc.This park is also a home to various restaurants and frequently organised cultural events.
Where- Said-ul-Ajaib, M.B. Road, South of Saket, Near Saket metro station, New Delhi
Timings- 9:00 am to 7:00 pm (in summers); 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (in winters)
#9. Yamuna Biodiversity Park
This 457 acre wide park comprises of various sections such as Bio-Diversity Zone, Nature Interpretation Centre and Resting Point. The park is a home to a number of local and migratory birds, twenty species of fish and over three hundred species of plants. Sustaining nature at its best, Yamuna Biodiversity Park will surely leave your little explorer amused and asking for more.
Where- Main Jagatpur Rd, Wazirabad, New Delhi
Timings- 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
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#10. Mehrauli Archaeological Park
Mehrauli Archaeological Park is a perfect recreational spot for all history buffs. Situated right next to Qutub Minar, this park features over hundred significant monuments of the bygone era. The 200 acres wide park is sure to transport you back to the Mughal era and educate your child of our rich historical heritage.
Where- Anuvrat Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi
Timings- 10:00 am to 6:30 pm
So what are you waiting for? Tie up your laces, get into the car, pump up the music and get going!
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