10 Best Picnic Spots in Delhi to Relive Childhood Memories

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Remember a part of your childhood that is long-forgotten? PICNICS! What days they used to be! And the word “picnic” brings back memories of our school days when teachers used to take us out on a day-out to picnic spots in Delhi. Delhi people agree or not? Deep down we all thoroughly enjoyed our childhood days.

If you are from Delhi or not, you know that being a metropolis, Delhi can be very hectic and we all need a break, right? Also, vibes in Delhi are lit but planning a day trip in Delhi and that too with loved ones is an Icing on the cake. So stop thinking “how to enjoy a fun-filled day in Delhi?” and relive a part of your childhood at the best picnic spots in Delhi.

Take a look at the best picnic spots in Delhi to have a wonderful weekend.

Parks and Gardens

1. India Gate

picnic at india gate

Simply Iconic! India Gate is a favored picnic spot in Delhi. The magnificent structure of India Gate is accompanied by beautiful lawns where you can set up your little picnic station. Take a blanket, chow down on ice-cream and popcorn, and have a fun time playing outdoor games. Remember bottles of soapy water with a bubble making tool? There are tons of distractions at India Gate in Delhi like small rides, pony rides, and snack vendors that will keep you captivated.

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Location: Rajpath, India Gate, New Delhi

Nearest metro station to India Gate: Central Secretariat (Yellow Line)

Timings: You can visit all day long (12 am – 12 pm)
Sound and Light Show timings: 7 pm – 9.30 pm
India Gate Boating timings: 2 pm – 9 pm, Open all days of the week

Entry fee: No entry fee for India Gate
Boating charges: INR 50/ person for 15 minutes ride, INR 100/ person for 30 minutes ride

2. Children’s Park

Children park in Delhi

Ever been here? If not, visit with your young ones to enjoy a day out in Delhi. It is one of the popular picnic places in Delhi due to its variety of rides and beautiful scenery. Located right next to the India Gate Memorial, it is spread over 10 acres and is an ideal picnic place in Delhi for kids. Visit the aquarium, jungle book theatre, amphitheater, hi-tech games, and a musical foundation here.

Location: Adjacent to India Gate, New Delhi

Nearest metro station to Children’s Park: Central Secretariat (Yellow Line)

Timings: 10 am – 8 pm
Library: 11 am – 5 pm, Open all days of the week except Sundays

Entry fee: No entry fee

3. Nehru Park

10 Best Picnic Spots in Delhi to Relive Childhood Memories

One of the famous parks in Delhi, the ambiance of this park makes it one of the best picnic spots in Delhi. If you seek peace and open space, visit here. People who line in embassies closeby visit here or jogging, walking, and simply relaxing. It is also popular among college students who just want to hang out with their friends. School kids are also seen here enjoying their picnic time. Not just nature, but the cultural events held here from time-to-time make it an even more charming attraction in Delhi.

Location: Ashoka Hotel in the Chanakyapuri diplomatic area, New Delhi

Nearest metro station to Nehru Park: Lok Kalyan Marg (Yellow Line)

Timings: 5 am – 9 pm

Entry fee: No entry fee

4. Lodhi Garden

Lodhi Garden in Delhi

Located in the heart of the capital city, Lodhi Gardens in Delhi is a well-known picnic place in Delhi. Visit here to enjoy morning walks and do some yoga. Families and couples can be seen here have a great time in the peaceful ambiance. Some of the attractions at Lodhi Garden are Bara Gumbad, a three-domed mosque, Shish Gumbad, Athpula or Eight pier Bridge, a lake, a glasshouse, and National Bonsai Park.

Location: Lodhi Road, Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi

Nearest metro station to Lodhi Garden: JLN Stadium (Violet Line), Jor Bagh or Khan Market (Yellow Line)

Timings: 5 am – 8 pm (April to September), 6 am – 8 pm (October to March)

Entry fee: No entry fee

5. Deer Park

10 Best Picnic Spots in Delhi to Relive Childhood Memories

A common favorite among young Delhites, Deer Park is the perfect place to get close to nature. Located in the heart of Hauz Khas village, this park is one of the best spots to plan a picnic in Delhi. It consists of a deer park, a duck park, an art market, rabbit fields, a fountain, a lake, and an enclosed heritage monument area. Delhites love to chill with their friends here to get a break from the pollution and dust of the city.

Location: Unnamed Road, Hauz Khas Village, Deer Park, Hauz Khas, New Delhi

Nearest metro station to Deer Park: Green Park (Yellow Line)

Timings: 5 am – 8 pm (summer), 5.30 am – 7 pm (winter)

Entry fee: No entry fee

6. National Rose Garden

A famous picnic spot in Delhi for couples and a great learning spot for kids, National Rose Garden hosts a large variety of roses from all over the world. Also known as India Africa Friendship Rose Garden, the roses at this park will make you feel like a royal guest to the Mughals roaming about the palace garden. Witness the rarest of the rare and imported roses. To see the flower beds in full bloom visit between the months of December and January.

Location: Satya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi

Nearest metro station to National Rose Garden: Sir M Vishveshwaraiah Moti Bagh (Pink Line)

Timings: 10 am – 6 pm

Entry fee: No entry fee

7. National Zoological Park

Zoological Park in Delhi

Commonly known as ‘Chidiya Ghar’, National Zoological Park is a favorite weekend spot among children and adults alike. This park is one of the popular picnic places in Delhi and is largely visited by tourists. From the biggest cats to the tiniest birds, witness various kinds of fauna here. It also operates Conservation Breeding Programmes for Royal Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Lion, Brow Antlered Deer, Indian rhinoceros, Red jungle fowl, and Swamp Deer.

Location: Mathura Rd, near Purana Qila, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

Nearest metro station to National Zoological Park: Khan Market (Yellow Line), Pragati Maidan (Blue Line), JLN Stadium (Violet line)

Timings:
1st April-15th October: 9 am – 4.30 pm
16th October-31st March: 9.30 am – 4 pm

Entry fee:
Adults –
INR 80/ person (Indians)
INR 400/ person (Foreigners except for SAARC countries)
INR 200/ person (Foreigners SAARC countries)
Children –
0-5 years: Free entry
5-12 years: INR 40/ child (Indians), INR 200/ child (Foreigners except for SAARC countries), INR 100/ child (Foreigners SAARC countries)
Senior Citizen (60 years and above): INR 40/ person

Wheel Chairs: Free of Cost

Pram Service for babies: Free of Cost

8. Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary

Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary

Plan a perfect weekend getaway from Delhi and unwind at the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary at the Ridge of Aravali Hill. It is a great picnic place in Delhi NCR to enjoy the day with family or friends and witness beautiful birds and various reptiles, mammals, and amphibians. Spot several species of trees, butterflies, mammals, and more, and take a look at the breathtaking Asola Lake.

Location: Shooting Range Road, Asola Wild Life Sanctuary, Tughlakabad, New Delhi

Nearest metro station to Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary: Qutub Minar (Yellow Line), Tughlakabad (Violet Line)

Timings: 9 am – 5 pm (Sunday and Saturday Closed)

Entry fee: INR 100 for adult and children

9. Buddha Jayanti Park

Budha Jayanti Park, Delhi

Spend your day amidst greenery and have a fun-filled time with your loved ones. Buddha Jayanti Park houses a 2.5 meters seated Buddha statue that symbolizes the gratitude of the Tibetan people. This is placed on a waterway system, which is built on a square platform with a stone fence and a circumambulatory path called Parikrama. It is one of the best picnic places in Delhi that you should not miss.

Location: Vandemataram Marg, Central Ridge Reserve Forest, New Delhi

Nearest metro station to Buddha Jayanti Park: Rajendra Place (Blue Line)

Timings: 6 am – 8.30 pm (Sundays Closed)

Entry fee: No entry fee

10. Sanjay Van

10 Best Picnic Spots in Delhi to Relive Childhood Memories

Located in South Delhi, Sanjay Van is a park and is home to several species of birds like Asian koel, white-breasted kingfisher, and purple sunbird. It is a great place for cyclists as it has a 20 km long cycling trail that passes through the forest. On your visit, enjoy bird watching and rock climbing here. It is a popular picnic place in Delhi that you can plan a day out at.

Location: Sanjay Van, New Mehrauli Road, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi

Nearest metro station to Sanjay Van: Rk Puram (Magenta Line), LIT Delhi (Magenta Line), Qutub Minar, Saket, and Malviya Nagar (Yellow Line)

Timings: 6 am – 8 pm, open all week

Entry fee: No entry fee

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