Covering an area of 80 acres, Nehru Park in Delhi is one city’s leading greenery. Constructed in 1969, it was the answer to make a Greener Delhi, combating the increasing pollution of Capital City. This place is covered with carefully trimmed lush green grass lawns and gentle sloping landscapes embedded with beds of tended colorful flowers and tall shady green trees. There are well constructed pathways all through the park, and rocks inscribed with inspirational quotes of Nehru are spread out. There is also a swimming pool and a Snack Bar at the park. A big statue of Russian socialist leader, Lenin is built in the park and also have Lord Shiva temple. Nehru Park is next to the main Panchsheel Marg in Chanakyapuri Diplomatic Enclave. This place comprises one of the post places in Delhi.
Like every other city parks, this place is a major attraction for picnickers during holidays, and fitness enthusiasts who come for yoga, running, jogging etc. in the morning. During evening this place is filled with kids and adults indulging outdoor sports like cricket, badminton, volleyball, football etc.
‘Morning Raga’ and ‘Evening Raga’, two musical concerts as a part of the event ‘Music in the Park’ is organised by New Delhi Municipal Council and SPIC MACAY is held in this park on Sundays. It hosts World Famous vocalists, and musicians from India and is attended by hundreds of people. Apart from that the park also hosts Art shows, Exhibitions and programmes. Apart from the cultural activities, Delhi Transportation Development Corporation holds regular yoga classes in the morning between 6 to 7 during summer (April to September) and 6:30 to 7:30 during winter (October to March), as an initiative to instigate a healthy lifestyle for Delhites. This place also hosts the social events like Stately Dinner Parties. 'Bhakti Festival' is also organised annually for the devotes of Lord Shiva and is held at the premises of the Shiva temple.
There is no entry fee for this place, and is open every day from 6 in the morning till 8 in the evening. The swimming pool in the park used to be open to public free of cost, but lately the access to the pool has been restricted to Civil servants and their families.
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This place is family friendly, and meant for anybody who is looking to relax on the grass to fitness enthusiast jogging around the park. It’s also a great place for kids to roam freely, away from the traffic of the city. Art and music connoisseurs should make time for the Music in Park festival. It’s one of a kind event in India, and has an amazing lineup of artists.
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