Nehru Park , Delhi - 2020 (Photos & Reviews)

About Nehru Park

Located Chanakyapuri, that is, the Diplomatic Enclave of New Delhi, this park is named after the first Prime Minister of India, Jawahar Lal Nehru. The park grounds are spread over a massive 80 acres and it is nestled away in the center of the city. Nehru Park, or Buddha Jayanti Park, was first established in 1969, and today, it is considered as one of the most lush green areas in New Delhi

The park often hosts Morning and Evening Raga concerts, which are organized by the NDMC (New Delhi Municipal Council).

Other events that can be enjoyed at this picturesque location include SPIC MACAY music concerts, and an annual Bhakti Festival. For art enthusiast, Nehru Park often hosts art workshops, and fitness enthusiasts can partake in the morning yoga classes.

For history buffs, Nehru Park offers a life sized, alloy statue of Vladimir Lenin, the leader of the Great October Socialist Revolution in Russia.

The statue was installed in 1987 by the then Soviet Premier Nikolai Ryzhkov, Indian Prime-minister Rajiv Gandhi and his wife Sonia Gandhi. Nowadays, members of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and other Left political parties visit the statue every year on April 22 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Lenin.

Nehru Park is perfect for evening strolls, picnics with your family, or just taking a walk with your doggos and puppers. The emerald green forests, beautiful shrubs and bushes, and blooming flowers will refresh and rejoice your soul. If you happen to be in this area, it is an absolutely unmissable destination.

Chanakyapuri has 2 metro stations - Jor Bagh and Lok Kalyan Marg. The closest station to Nehru Park is Jor Bagh. 

You can take a purple line metro from the airport to reach Dhaula Kuan. After that, you have to change to a yellow line metro to reach Chanakyapuri, the area where the park is located. 

How to Reach Nehru Park

Chanakyapuri has 2 metro stations - Jor Bagh and Lok Kalyan Marg. The closest station to Nehru Park is Jor Bagh. 

You can take a purple line metro from the airport to reach Dhaula Kuan. After that, you have to change to a yellow line metro to reach Chanakyapuri, the area where the park is located. 

And then, you have to take a rickshaw from the station to reach the park.

You can also hire a cab or book online for direct transit, if you do not want to go through the hassle of changing metros. However, this is an expensive option that will also be more time-consuming. On the other hand, you can also take a State Transport Bus to reach the park from the airport.

It is recommended to visit the park during spring, that is, from August to November, when everything is in bloom and the cool wind makes the atmosphere pleasant enough to enjoy the natural beauty. Delhi is famous for its extreme heat and extreme cold. So it does not make sense to visit the park during either of the extremes. 

Best Time to Visit Nehru Park

During the summer months, that is, from April to July - the sun is unbearable and it is impossible to enjoy the lush greenery of the place.

On the other hand, during winters, that is, from December to March - it is freezing cold and there is no point stepping out of the house.

However, if you do happen to visit during other seasons, make sure you go to the park during evenings, when the weather is still slightly pleasant compared to the mornings and afternoons.

What Not to Miss at Nehru Park

Places to Visit near Nehru Park - 

1. National War Memorial:
Located near India Gate, the War Memorial was built by the Government of India to honour the Indian Armed Forces. Inaugurated on Feb 26, 2019 by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it is a tribute to the soldiers killed the Indo-China war in 1962, Indo-Pak wars in 1947, 1965, 1971, the Kargil Conflict in 1999 and The Peace Keeping Force Operations in Sri Lanka. 

2. India Gate:
Originally known as the All India War Memorial, the India Gate is located on Rajpath, on the eastern part of the ceremonial axis of New Delhi. The monument has been erected as a memorial to honour nearly 70,000 Indian soldiers who died working in British Indian Army during 1914 to 1921 in the First World War. 

Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, India Gate also displays Amar Jawan Jyoti - the eternal flame that depicts the eternal soldier.

3. Swaminarayan Akshardham: For spiritual folks and followers of the Hindu religion, there is no better place to visit near Nehru Park than the eternally magnificent Akshardham temple. 

Dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan, the ambience and the atmosphere of this spectacular building will calm your mind and help you reconnect to your soul.

4. Dilli Haat:
The legendary market of Delhi is famous all over the country for its absolutely unbelievable deals and unparalleled variety of items available. 

Every fashionista and shopping lover finds Delhi Haat a haven - and with the tonnes of varieties for clothes, accessories, handbags, home decor items, shoes available here, who can blame them? 

Although the market is a bit congested and you have to bargain a lot, it is an absolutely unbeatable experience that you cannot afford to miss.

Other Essential Information About Nehru Park

Ashoka Hotel in the Chanakyapuri diplomatic area, New Delhi, Delhi 110023, India

Tuesday to Sunday, the park is open from 5 am to 9 pm. On Mondays, it is open 24 hours.

Price: There is no entry fee to the park for adults, children or senior citizens. You can visit it during opening hours without any charges.

Tips For Visiting Nehru Park : 

Here are some tips for visiting the park:

1. It is quite a large park. So it is recommended to wear sneakers or sports shoes while visiting to ensure that you can comfortably explore the entirety of the park.

2. Since the park is so big, it is also recommended to wear loose, comfortable clothes while visiting, so that you don’t feel restrained or uncomfortable.

3. Do not litter or throw things here and there in the park. It is important to maintain the cleanliness of the park.

4.  Do not pluck flowers or leaves in the park.

 5. Carry a water bottle with you while visiting the park so that you can remain hydrated.

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