Cross a carved, Mughal-era bridge as you enter the park, watch geese waddle around the lake and then begin your explorations of the fifteenth- and sixteenth-century monuments scattered across the lawns. In a posh central Delhi enclave, Lodi Garden is a long-time favourite for picnics with a side of history. Architecture buffs geek out over the intricate details of the Lodi era tombs: carved interiors and domes with colourful tile-inlay. Equally popular with fitness fiends, mornings see plenty of yoga sessions on the greens and runners on the tracks.
The best parks in Delhi are for everyone: history buffs, architecture enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. In a city where you can peel away history like the layers of an onion while browsing through museums and markets, parks with medieval monuments and the relics of ancient dynasties offer a glimpse into the city’s rich past.
Delhi’s landscaped green spaces double up as cultural hubs; spaces where art, music, history and nature seamlessly blend into one another. And for those times when all you need is a total and complete escape from an overwhelming city bursting at the seams with enticing things to do, Delhi’s urban forests are the answer. Here’s where to breathe easy in a chaotic city.