To catch a breath of fresh air and bask in winter-morning sun in Delhi, we headed this weekend to the Buddha Jayanti Gardens situated in southern part of the Delhi ridge, very near to Chanakya Puri and Dhaula Kuan regions of Delhi. The lawns are well-manicured with many tall-standing fruit trees and even a medicinal garden.
The entrance to the Park is free for all and there is a dedicated paid parking space. There are many neat and manned Public Conveniences/Toilets located throughout the park.
The park is said to have been created on the occasion of the 2500th anniversary of Gautama Buddha’s enlightenment and on an artificial island in the park stands a pavilion with a gilded Buddha statue in it, which was clicked in this photograph I have shared. It was dedicated by the 14th Dalai Lama in October 1993.
There are also little ponds in the Park where we bided time watching lots of ducks quacking away.
Once done with the walk in the park and lounging around in the Sun, one can head to The Garden Restaurant in the other corner of the Park for delicious bowl of soup and sandwiches! The long walk back to the Parking lot will ensure you have been able to digest it all