The Buddha Jayanti Park is situated in southern part of the Delhi ridge in New Delhi.A beautifully gilded statue of Buddha stands under a pavilion in an artificial island in the park. The park laid out to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of Lord Buddha's attainment of Nirvana, the garden provides an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. The park has a Bodhi tree that is a sapling of the original enlightenment tree 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.
The park is a popular with morning walkers and joggers. It is also a favorite rendezvous of the young couples who can be seen getting cozy in every available corner. There are numerous play facilities for the children.
The park is the venue for the celebration of the Buddha Jayanti Festival in May every year. Public discourses on the teachings of Buddha are frequently held in the park and they are very popular with the foreign tourists.
Rajpath & India Gate - Flanked by ornamental ponds and lawns, Rajpath is host to the Republic Day Parade. The two secretariat buildings and Rashtrapati Bhawan on the Raisina hills are located on the two sides of this immensely broad road. Previously the Boat Club, besides the Rajpath, was host to many demonstrations and Rallies. India Gate is towards the eastern end of Rajpath .
India Gate is a 42m high stone arch of triumph. It bears the name of the 90,000 Indian Army Soldiers who died in the campaigns of World War 1, the North-West Frontiers operations and the 1919 Afghan Fiasco. Below the arch is the memorial to the unknown soldier. India Gate is surrounded by green grass lawns and trees.
The Mughal Garden is located in the premises of the President house. This garden is not opened to public viewing. During the spring seasons of February and March, when the garden is in full bloom people are allowed inside. This garden have some exotic and rare flower plants. The dwarf orange trees and numerous Rose plants are special attraction in the garden. The fountains add to the beauty of the place.
Opening Time 10 AM to 4 PM
Lodhi Garden Adjoining the India International Center is the Garden, around the tombs of Sayid and Lodhi rulers. This garden is very well planned and has artificial streams. The Tombs of the rulers adorn the architectural style which was latter used in the construction of Taj Mahal.There is nice resturant for Lunch and Diner in the Winter seasen can Birdswatching in the park. Also can see some Love Birds in the park.
The gardens in Delhi are wonderful and continue a tradition started by the Mughals. The Lodhi Garden, the garden around Balban's tomb near Qutab and the Deer Park are haven in overbuilt Delhi.
If you're a sports lover, go to the Siri Fort complex. You'll get everything from a golf driving range to a shooting range.
Delhi has some really really beautiful parks. They are green, they are maintained and they are good for relaxing your stressed out eyes....especially in the winters when the weather is pleasant. Amazingly, bird watchers will be very happy to find quite a few birds around. Some of the parks worth visiting are Nehru Park, Lodhi Garden, Buddha Gyanti park (here u will find many love-birds also). But a word of caution ...watch out for your belongings as some of the park are also infamous for monkeys and run-away boys.