The Nehru Park is a large stretch of greenery located in New Delhi’s Chanakyapuri Diplomatic Enclave. The park was named after the first prime minister of India, Jawaharal Nehru. The park is a popular tourist attraction known for its peaceful atmosphere and scenic view contrary to the rather busy capital of India. It occupies a vast area of land estimated to be 80 acres located right in the heart of the city. But due to its great land area, maintenance of the park has become quite difficult and expensive.
Visitors of Nehru Park will initially notice the huge rocks and stones with inscriptions of Nehru. The best time to visit the park is said to be during the spring season since this is the time when flowers are seen in all their vibrant colors. People who love to jog and walk often visit the park since it’s a great place for exercise while breathing in the fresh air. Families and young couples also come to enjoy the serenity and the beauty of nature. Some people use the park grounds for picnics and gatherings. The park has indeed become a welcome getaway from the hustle and bustle of life in the city.
Aside from appreciating the beauty of what nature has to offer, efforts have been made to turn the Nehru Park into a recreational center. The Education Department and Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corp started to hold yoga classes in Nehru Park in the mornings. The exercise program is part of the government’s plan to promote health and fitness among local residents. Yoga relaxes the body and calms the mind. Residents are then encouraged by the government to participate in free classes for overall mind and body wellness.
Nehru Park is also a popular venue for outdoor concerts and events. The park hosts a monthly event known as the Morning Ragas which is a small concert in which musicians and singers from all over the world are invited to perform and showcase their talents. The concert usually lasts for two hours. Many art exhibitions are also held in this park. Art exhibits are also held within the vicinity of the Morning Ragas concert as part of the monthly program. Diverse art collections are displayed for the people to appreciate both local and international art. Visitors who love to experience music and art in India can check out this event. Tourists interested can usually see the times and dates of the anticipated mini-concert published in newspapers.
A cafe can also be found in the park grounds for those who want to grab a bite to eat. Nehru Park is also a popular venue for state dinners attended by diplomats. The park is a great place for big events since the area is big enough to hold hundreds of people.
The park is open daily and admission is free. Travellers can get to Nehru Park by riding the MTR, rickshaws and taxis. For first-timers, be sure to secure the right directions as getting here may get a little bit tricky. Bring a map to avoid getting lost along the way.
From Nehru Park, tourists can visit other nearby attractions such as the Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, Nehri Planetarium and Memorial Museum, Safdarjang’s Tomb and the National Rail Museum. But make sure to squeeze a little time for this popular local spot to get a taste of what New Delhi has to offer.