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Ajmal Khan Park in Delhi

Ajmal Khan Park

Near Karol Bagh, spread over an area of five acres, has musical fountains.

The park is named after Hakim Ajmal Khan – who was a renowned freedom fighter and a physician who practiced the indigenous medicine system called Unani – which means Greek. Now, it is my understanding that this school of medicine is probably the oldest Greek remnant from the Army that came along with Alexander.

Buddha Jayanti Park in Delhi

Buddha Jayanti Park

Good picnic spot. In commemoration of 2,500th birth anniversary of Lord Buddha. Get there from the Ridge Road, Shankar Road or Sardar Patel Marg.

Children's Park in Delhi

Children's Park

Near India Gate, has swings, slides and an aquarium

Deer Park in Delhi

Deer Park

A paradise for morning walkers, has huts for staying and is approachable from Hauz Khas Village, Safdarjang Enclave or near the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association courts side.

NDMC Lake Park in Delhi

NDMC Lake Park

Has a musical fountain and is located near the Safdarjang Flyover in Lakshmibai Nagar.

Lodhi Gardens in Delhi

Lodhi Gardens

Another picnic spot and a joy for morning walkers with lots of greenery and trees. Access from Lodi Road and near Khan Market.

Kalindi Kunj Park in Delhi

Kalindi Kunj

Near the NOIDA border  near Apollo hospital, a good getaway with fountains and colourful lights during the night.

Kalkaji District Park

Kalkaji District Park

With lakes and beautiful terraced gardens a quiet spot near the Nehru Place office complex.

Mughal Gardens in the Rashtrapati Bhavan Complex

Mughal Gardens

Located in the Rashtrapati Bhavan complex, it is open to the public only during February and March.

Rose Gardens in Delhi

Rose Gardens

There is one at Shantipath in the Diplomatic Area, Chanakyapuri and another in Hauz Khas opposite Safdarjang's Tomb.

India Gate Lawns

India Gate Lawns

Beautiful lawns over a large area, a popular evening location. Ice cream and other snacks available from mobile vendors.

Zoological Garden in Delhi

Zoological Garden

Designed by the West German zoo specialist, Hergenbeck it is between Purana Qila and Humayun's tomb. Closed on Fridays, it is a good picnic spot.

Okhla Dam in Delhi

Okhla Dam

Near the Yamuna Canal it has facilities for fishing. Close to the Holy Family Hospital it is a picnic spot.

Mehrauli Garden


On the outskirts of Mehrauli near Qutab Minar, the Phool Walon ki Sair is held there in October every year.

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