Enjoy nature for free: 4 non-crowded parks in Delhi-NCR

As the monsoon hits the national capital, the slight dip in temperature brings respite from the searing heat. It is the best time to enjoy a little nature-time away from the hustle-bustle of the city. Let’s look into the four less-crowded green patches for a perfect getaway with free entry

Delhi parks

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The green lungs of Noida

In the rapidly growing Noida, lies a green spot of solitude for nature and wildlife enthusiasts, where one can discover several joyful, chirpy birds. Noida Biodiversity Park spread across 75 acres, it is a must visit for all nature lovers. The park has designated paths for walking and cycling and is well-liked by people who enjoy taking walks. The Noida-Greater Noida Expressway is lined by skyscrapers, but this one large park is a tranquil haven of birds, butterflies and flowers.

Timings: Monday-Sunday

Celestial Garden, Noida Biodiversity Park
Celestial Garden, Noida Biodiversity Park / Photo: Ambica Gulati

Perfect picnic spot

The expansive 200-acre green space, known as Aastha Kunj, is also a home to two great temples in Delhi: ISKCON and Lotus temple. In addition to this, the park’s sheer size is enchanting. Aastha Kunj serves as an ideal picnic and workout location without any public interruption. The green patch has well-kept lawns and grassy mounds that provide the landscape a beautiful touch.

Timings: Monday-Sunday, 4 am-7 pm

Aastha Kunj
Aastha Kunj / Photo: Smit Sandhir

 

Urban ecosystem 

For the nature lovers in North-East Delhi, a tour to the Japanese Park in Rohini is a must. Earlier known as Swarn Jayanti Park, it serves as a significant natural refuge. The park’s gaming areas, jet replica, and playground are the best features and remain a delight for both kids and adults. Japanese Park is undoubtedly a well-liked tourist destination in Delhi, with visitors flocking here in numbers during the day for activities like jogging, strolling, and exercising. It also has a boating facility. Apart from the name, the park doesn’t have any features specific to Japanese culture. 

Timings: Monday-Sunday, 5 am-8 pm

Japanese Park
Japanese Park / Photo: Getty

 

Summer refresher

Swarna Jayanti Park (not to be confused with Swarn Jayanti Park in North-East Delhi) is a recent addition to the capital’s green environment. It is located in the Indirapuram locality in Ghaziabad. The park draws visitors’ attention for its spotless sidewalks, boating facilities. lush landscapes, and numerous floral displays. It also has an open gym and multiple sculptures. The 25-acre park attracts people of all ages for its varied variety of flora and a musical fountain.

Timings: Monday-Sunday, 5 am-8 pm

Swarna Jayanti Park
Swarna Jayanti Park / Photo: myindirapuram

 

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