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Picnic Places in Delhi

Life in a metropolitan city is always tedious and mechanical. Yet appreciatively there are many places near Delhi for picnic which will give you the much desired break from the hectic life of the city.

The picnic spots near Delhi are fairly unique that the first thing that comes to your mind after the reaching those picnic spots near Delhi would be that you will certainly be so far away from the crazy and chaotic crowds and yet so near to the city.

The Mughal Garden

Mughal Garden DelhiThe illustrious Mughal Gardens is situated in the back end of the Rashtrapati Bhavan (official home of the President of India).  The garden comprises both Mughal and English landscape gardening fashions and boasts a vast assortment of adorable flowers. 

The Mughal Garden at  the Rashtrapati Bhavan comprises of four different partition of garden area viz. Main garden, Terrace garden, Long Garden or the 'Purdha Garden' and The Circular (Sunken or Butterfly) Garden.

The never-ending parade of those lively and endearing flowers will take the visitors to a different world altogether and make them feel for a moment that they are walking in the replica of heaven. A visit to the mughal gardens is a sheer visual treat that can be remembered for years to come.

Quick Facts:

Location: Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi
Public Access: Open to public during Feb to Mar every year
Open: Entry allowed to visitors on all days (except Mondays) during public access period
Timings: 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

National Zoological Park
National Zoological Park Delhi

The National Zoological Park (often referred as Delhi Zoo),  is a whopping 176-acre zoological garden located close to the Old Fort in Delhi. It is one of the most preferred picnic places in Delhi.
The National Zoological Park can be explored by walk or by battery-powered dedicated vehicle. The Delhi Zoo houses almost 2,000 animals and bird species, which belong to places like America, Australia, Africa and Asia.

Quick Facts:

Restrictions: Visitors are not allowed to bring any food inside the zoo premises
Facilities: Canteen facility available, Cloak room
Specialties: White Tiger, Emu, Lion-tailed macaque and many more
Note: The National Zoological Park remains closed on every Friday

Zoo Timings
1st April to 15th October: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
16th October to 31st March: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Entry Fee

Adults: Rs.40 per head
Children (5-12) years: Rs. 20 per head
Children below 5 years: Free
International Visitors (with guide map): Rs. 100 per head
International Visitor's children below 5 years: Free

Shalimar Garden

The Shalimar Garden is situated in the back of Delhi University. The place has got a historic significance that it was the exact spot where Abul Muzaffar Muhi-ud-Din Mohammad Aurangzeb crowned as the sixth Mughal Emperor and dominated over most of the Indian subcontinent.

The present-day Shalimar Garden is just the remains of historical memorials and edifices, which speak aloud about the glory of Mughal era. The imported grass fields, pellucid water bodies, flowered decorations and what not. The Shalimar Garden is a site to hold dear in the memories for a long time. 

Quick Facts:

Best time to visit: Spring season of the year
Distance: 10 km away from Old Delhi
Timings: Sunrise to Sunset
Entry Fee: None
Camera Charges: None

Lodhi Gardens

Lodi Gardens DelhiThe Lodhi Gardens, also known as Lodhi Bagh is not just a garden as the name suggests but a historical site which is maintained by the Archeological Survey of India.

The gardens comprise of Sikander Lodi's Tomb (sultan of Delhi during 1489 to 1517), architectural works of Sayyid (fourth dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate) and many more historical remains. The center of the Lodi Gardens houses Bara Gumbad (Big Dome); a mosque constructed way back 1494.

Quick Facts:

Location: Located between Khan Market and Safdarjung's Tomb on Lodi Road 
Best time to visit: Throughout the year
Highlights: National Bonsai park, Athpula, Tombs
Timings: Sunrise to Sunset
Entry Fee: None
Camera Charges: None

Buddha Jayanthi ParkBuddha Jayanthi Park Delhi

The Buddha Jayanthi park, also known as  Buddha Jayanti Smarak Park is a pleasing park decorated with flowers and green fields all around.  The Buddha Jayanthi park was established marking the juncture of the 2500th day of remembrance of Buddha's enlightenment.

A sapling of Bodhi tree was brought in from Sri Lanka and deep-rooted in the Buddha Jayanthi park as a commemoration. The Buddha statue (presented by Dalai Lama) located in the park stuns the visitors with its amazing beauty.

Quick Facts:

Highlights: Buddha Jayanthi festival is celebrated in a grand manner in this site every year
Timings: 5:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Open: Throughout the year
Entry Fee: None
Camera Charges: None
Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat

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