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Nehru Park

One of the most beautiful parks in New Delhi, the Nehru Park is situated in the Chanakyapuri Diplomatic Enclave area of the city. The lush green expanse of the park and its cool environs are a retreat for the residents of Delhi, who like to spend time relaxing in the park when the summer heat subsides. Lined with Gulmohar, pines, Ashoka trees, Champa and Neem trees among several others, this park offers a cool and refreshing atmosphere. This place is also used as a jogger’s park and health freaks can be seen running or exercising in the park in the mornings and evenings. Owing to its large area, the park serves as a venue for mini marathons on Sundays. The serene and tranquil environment of the park makes it an attraction for families, couples and individuals who would like to spend some quiet time with nature. Since diplomatic embassies are situated along the sides of this park, it receives a number of foreign guests during the evening hours. Hawkers can be seen selling snack items and cold drinks in the evenings in the park.

The park also serves as the venue for several cultural activities and is pulsating with life on weekends. It hosts the ‘Morning and Evening Ragas Concerts’ as a part of the Music in Park concerts organised by the New Delhi Municipal Corporation. Concerts of SPIC MACAY and the Bhakti Festival is also organised in the Nehru Park. Besides these programmes, morning yoga classes and art events are also held in the park. It is the perfect place to enjoy a quiet evening of great music and cultural programmes.

History of Nehru Park

The Nehru Park is named after Shri Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. The park was established in 1969 in the heart of Delhi. One of the most significant additions that was made to the park is the statue of the leader of the Great October Socialist Revolution in Soviet Russia, Vladimir Lenin. On the 70th anniversary of the October Revolution in November 1987, this statue was installed in the park the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and his wife Mrs Sonia Gandhi. The statue was unveiled by visiting Soviet Premier Nikolai Ryzhkov. The place serves as the venue for the annual meeting of the members of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and other Left wing political parties of the country, who gather here to commemorate the birth anniversary of Lenin.

Best Time to Visit

Open to visitors every day from 5.30 am to 7.30 pm, the park can be visited round the day. However, the best time to enjoy the beauty of this park would be on a warm, sunny afternoon in the winters.

How to Reach

The park is situated in the southern part of New Delhi and local transportation is easily available. However, for those who wish to take the metro to reach the park, the nearest metro station would be the Race Course Metro Station. This metro station lies on the Yellow Line of the Metro route.

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