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Sanjay Lake

Sanjay Lake is one of the soulful tourist locations in Delhi. An exquisite park stands by the side of this lake with a downright forested area of about 170 acres. It is one of the elongated parks of East Delhi annexe. The Sanjay Lake is basically an artificial lake that is dependent on waters from rains and sewages. Also, there is a Sanjay Jheel, in the interiors of the Sanjay Forest, which is known as the Sanjay Van - a part of the South Delhi backbone, abreast to Vasant Kunj and Mehrauli, Delhi.


Way back before then called Trans Yamuna and currently known as the area of East Delhi; this originally low-lying niche was colonized by the government of Delhi. This niche was given a name - Trans Yamuna since then as it rested across the great Yamuna River of New Delhi, quite in the outskirts of New Delhi. In this natural land depression, which acted as a collection of water from rains, too much run-off in the River Hindon’s cut was fed. The place had huge agricultural estates and quite a number of villages; one of which was Patparganj situated in Yamuna River’s plains of flood. In the conclusion of the year 1970, this was rebuilt; rather modified into a stretched winding lake by Delhi Development Authority (DDA).

Earlier, the lake was spread over 89 acres and along with the park in the surrounding, it acted as a canopy to an area of approximately 178 acres. It was, anyways, greatly shrunk post DDA’s initiated development plans for the area. The areas covered up its housing colonies, like the Patparganj, Indraprasta Extension (I.P. Extn.), Mayur Vihar. The DDA colonies were set to come up in late 1980s with a largely built over area of catchment. Keenly akin to this, during the construction of the National Highway 24 (NH 24) with a plan of connecting to Lucknow, the Capital of Uttar Pradesh state, and Delhi, the National Capital, the lake had to undergo a cut through. Over the Yamuna River and its part on the northern side, the bridge under the name of Nizamuddin Bridge was erected; an outcome of which was  a notable loss of the lake’s significant portion. The lake was shortened to the current 170 acres. With the advent of quite a many years and a perpetual rising land pressure in the eastern part of Delhi, a further decreasing of the lake happened because of slums that resided in the vicinity, an encroached passage, passing by sewage and unauthorized construction.


The DDA has a well developed lush green track, which at present serves as a walking track and an amazing spot for dawn and dusk enthusiasts. This lake flows calmly along the oversight of the elongated park, which draws its water from the rains and sewage. It is a great place for fun lovers, experience seekers, fanatic photographers and research keens. This place is very much well known for bounty of fine and indigenous trees.

How to Reach

The closest Metro Station is the Mayur Vihar. From there auto rickshaws are available for this place.

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