and Gardens in Delhi
The Mughal Garden
famous Mughal Gardens is located in the premises of the
Rashtrapati Bhavan - the official residence of the President
of India. The building and gardens designed by Sir Edwin
Lutyens span an area of about 320 acres that include colourful
flowering shrubs and European flowerbeds.
The gardens comprise of the Rectangular Garden, Long Garden
and the Circular Garden. The Rectangular Garden is the
formal garden, which derived its treatment from the water-gardens,
which the Mughals brought into Delhi. The small flowerbeds,
the four waterways and mown lawns produce a virtual paradise.
The gardens are open to the public from February to March
is one of the most important Moghul gardens in the city.
The Shalimar Garden, which lies in the suburbs of the
city, was once the first-night staging post for the Moghuls
on their way to Kashmir and Lahore. In 1658, Aurangzeb
was crowned emperor here.
Tickets: Available at the site and Delhi Tourism office
beautiful central pavilion built by Shah Jahan is now
in a fairly advanced state of decay. Some of the original
painted flower decoration has survived.
these well-maintained gardens are the domed tombs of Sayyid
and Lodi rulers. This garden is known for its fountains,
ponds, flowering trees, blossoming shrubs and artificial
In the middle of the garden is Bara Gumbad (Big Dome),
a mosque built in 1494. The garden has Sheesh Gumbad (Glass
Dome), Mohammad Shah's Tomb and Sikander Lodi's tomb.
These tombs boast of excellent architecture, and this
style was later used in the construction of Taj Mahal.
These gardens are ideal for joggers and for those who
National Zoological Park
Delhi zoo, close to Purana Qila, near ITO, was established
in 1959 and is spread over a massive area of 214 acres.
Is regarded as one of the finest zoos in Asia and efforts
have been made to provide an almost natural habitat to
the animals and birds. There are more than 2,000 animals
and bird species from places like Africa, America, Australia
and even Asia. There is a lot of greenery around the zoo
and it is an ideal picnic spot especially in winter. Timings
summer 0800 to 1800 hours, winter 0900 to 1700 hours.
Closed on Friday.
Buddha Jayanti Park
Palam-bound Sardar Patel Marg via Karol Bagh opp. Assam
House is Buddha Jayanti Park founded on the auspicious
eve of 2500 years of completion of Buddhas Great Salvation.
A plant of Bodhi-Briksha was brought from Sri Lanka and
planted in the commemorating park. The park is full of
flowers and the garden is pleasant and charming for rest
and walk. Ideal for picnic.
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