Today, while designing commercial cities, pieces of land are marked as gardens to serve as lungs for cities where people can come and sit, while enjoying the fresh air and the green surroundings. But Delhi’s gardens are a bit more. There are many gardens which were built by Mughal and other rulers of Delhi. These gardens served the purpose of beautifying the city. Today, you can find more modern gardens too in Delhi such as couple gardens, children’s garden, a family garden and so on.
The vast gardens of Delhi are famous all through the world. The various trees and manicured lawns add to the beauty of these gardens. Delhi gardens are thronged during weekends as people come to soak in a bit of fresh air with their family. Tourists too make it a point to spend some time walking around the gardens.
Many of the gardens in Delhi were built by Mughal rulers while some by the British. These ancient gardens are unique pieces of art in the form of its layout and design. Even today, the Tourism Department takes all measures to preserve and maintain these gardens as securely and beautifully as possible.
Some of the eminent gardens in Delhi are:
Buddha Garden was built to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of Gautam Buddha’s attaining of Nirvana. Located on the Ridge Road in South Delhi, next to Dhaula Kuan, the Buddha Garden has streams, lush trees, well-designed landscapes, many flowering plants and paved pathways. It is a nice place to sit and breathe in the serenity.
Garden of Five Senses
Garden of Five Senses is as unique as its name. It was built to stimulate the five senses through the many attractions in the garden. It was inaugurated in 2003 and built by the Delhi Tourism Transportation Development Corporation. It is located near Mehrauli-Badarpur Road in the Said-ul-Ajaib village.
Lodi Garden is a picturesque and old garden situated on the Lodi Road. Safdarjung Tomb is situated near the garden. It is also one of the most beautiful gardens in Delhi with landscaped lawns, fountains, small water bodies and also a jogging track.
The Mughal Gardens is amongst the most famous and oldest gardens of Delhi. Located inside the Rashtrapati Bhavan complex, Mughal Gardens is spread across an area of six hectares. It was developed during British rule with renowned British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens designing these gardens. The unique feature of Mughal Gardens is the combination of British and Mughal style gardens. There are canals, multi-level terraces, flowering shrubs which were a feature of gardens built by Mughals, and at the same time, there are also private hedges, lawns and flower beds which are a part of European gardens.
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