Buddha Jayanti Park
Buddha Jayanti Park
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Madhulika L
By Madhulika L
Rather wild, but good exploring for the nature-lover
4.0 of 5 bubblesAug 2019
Unlike more formal parks (even the not-too-far off Nehru Park among them), Buddha Jayanti Park is a cross between the wild and the tamed. It is located in part of what is known as the Central Ridge of the Delhi Ridge, and while the more intrepid of Delhi’s naturalists would do best to wander right off the roads and into the forested scrub, for those of us who are less adventurous but would like to experience at least some of the Ridge, this is a good place to start. Buddha Jayanti Park, of course, draws its name from the Buddha, and so there is some presence of the Buddha and his teachings. Every now and then, there are stone slabs with excerpts from his teachings inscribed on them, and close to Gate No. 1, there is even a large gilded Buddha statue in a pavilion. Unfortunately, in an attempt to protect this, the authorities have surrounded it on all sides with clear plastic, which robs it of its beauty. My husband, daughter and I visited on a monsoon afternoon. It was not raining, but it was quite humid, so perhaps that was why there were very few people around: we pretty much wandered where we liked after we’d parked in the (paid) parking lot inside Gate 1. Paths make their way all through the park, and there are lots of trees, both endemic as well as exotic: fried egg tree, plumeria, amaltas, sicklebush, gaub persimmon, dhak (palash or flame of the forest), gulmohar, peepal, agave, several species of cactus (in a separate cactus patch), several species of palm (in a palm grove) and so on. For a tree lover, this is a very rewarding place. It’s also worth visiting if you love nature in general: there are plenty of birds around (in the brief while we spent here here, we saw lapwings, kingfishers, barbets, parakeets, and more), and the very fact that you can get right in amongst the trees makes it an adventure. No entry fee is charged. There are benches and some scattered dustbins. Just inside Gate 1 is an ice cream cart (the vendor informed us that further on, near Gate 2, there’s also a restaurant, but we didn’t confirm this, since we didn’t go that far).

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Tarique S
New Delhi, India581 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
This less crowded Park is indeed serene and away from hustle and bustle of urban life. Stretched over a huge area in Central Ridge Reserve Forest of New Delhi. The park is perfect place for Yoga, running, jogging or you may simply sit on bench and do nothing. Nicely maintained lush green gardens which attracts a lot of local birds. A big statue of Buddha is situated right in the middle of park. Good place for couples, families and fitness freaks.

Important Infos:
1. There is no entry Fee.
2. It has a huge dedicated paid parking area.
3. There is no restaurant inside but you may find hawkers selling ice creams, chips and soft drinks.
4. Beware of stray dogs. Nothing to worry though.
5. The park opens at 6 am and closes at 6:30 pm. Its closed on Sundays.
Written March 30, 2019
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Atul A
Delhi63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Family
This is heart of Capital of Delhi. Part of Forest in Delhi, this park gives good air to Delhite . you would find Joggers in the park from nearby location in morning .. family in Holidays for picnic ..
you can also find love birds in afternoon in week days ..
Written January 26, 2014
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Madhulika L
Noida, India6,314 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Unlike more formal parks (even the not-too-far off Nehru Park among them), Buddha Jayanti Park is a cross between the wild and the tamed. It is located in part of what is known as the Central Ridge of the Delhi Ridge, and while the more intrepid of Delhi’s naturalists would do best to wander right off the roads and into the forested scrub, for those of us who are less adventurous but would like to experience at least some of the Ridge, this is a good place to start.

Buddha Jayanti Park, of course, draws its name from the Buddha, and so there is some presence of the Buddha and his teachings. Every now and then, there are stone slabs with excerpts from his teachings inscribed on them, and close to Gate No. 1, there is even a large gilded Buddha statue in a pavilion. Unfortunately, in an attempt to protect this, the authorities have surrounded it on all sides with clear plastic, which robs it of its beauty.

My husband, daughter and I visited on a monsoon afternoon. It was not raining, but it was quite humid, so perhaps that was why there were very few people around: we pretty much wandered where we liked after we’d parked in the (paid) parking lot inside Gate 1. Paths make their way all through the park, and there are lots of trees, both endemic as well as exotic: fried egg tree, plumeria, amaltas, sicklebush, gaub persimmon, dhak (palash or flame of the forest), gulmohar, peepal, agave, several species of cactus (in a separate cactus patch), several species of palm (in a palm grove) and so on. For a tree lover, this is a very rewarding place.

It’s also worth visiting if you love nature in general: there are plenty of birds around (in the brief while we spent here here, we saw lapwings, kingfishers, barbets, parakeets, and more), and the very fact that you can get right in amongst the trees makes it an adventure.

No entry fee is charged. There are benches and some scattered dustbins. Just inside Gate 1 is an ice cream cart (the vendor informed us that further on, near Gate 2, there’s also a restaurant, but we didn’t confirm this, since we didn’t go that far).
Written August 31, 2019
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SujayShankar
New Delhi, India108 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Family
Don't visit this place with family. The area is filled with couples hidden inside shrubs, bushes and behind walls doing what they shouldn't be doing in a public place. I was very disappointed. They place has number of toilets bur all of them are kept under lock and key for the reasons mentioned above. It was a waste of time.
Written April 26, 2016
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Banvir C
Mount Kisco, NY24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
Budh Jayanti Park was conceived the head of by the directer of Horticulture for Delhi Sahdeo Singh who was previously the director of Taj Mahal Gardens in late fifties. After pleading for a long time with then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, he finally got approval to convert this arid patch with acacia trees into a multi use park. It is an informal garden but provides a place of enjoyment for both active and passive users. It is situated behind the presidential palace ( Rashtrapati Bhavan). I have very fond memories of having a picnic there with my sisters family. I do not have digital version to post.
Written July 22, 2018
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Unni2006
New Delhi, India775 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Friends
It is an isolated park located on the ridge road between Dhaulakuan & Karol Bagh. The park is not well maintained although it has lots of trees and is a cool place. Public transport is not available & one has to reach the place by foot or own transport. Normally one can see lot of lovers roaming around as it is a deserted place.
Written May 29, 2016
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Shilpamittal
New Delhi, India415 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
Very beautiful and lush green garden. Very well maintained. One will find some nice birds here. Visit Recommended.
Written August 16, 2015
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chinmoy c
BHIWADI40 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Family
This park is attached to the green area or the lungs of Delhi. The lungs of Delhi is a jungle situated right in the middle of Delhi near Chanakya Puri. with a span of 4 to 5 kilometers .

The park is mostly infested by love birds found near bushes and over growth of trees and plantations or behind mud mounts. Not an ideal place to visit with family. There is a huge footfall on holidays when the staff tries to struggle with the enormous amount of litter left by the crowd.
Written December 11, 2014
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suneetkamra
New Delhi, India561 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Family
middle of the city , only for lovebirds , not for normal going , weekdays for lovebirds, families - weekend or gazatted holdays during winter season only ! carry your own food
Written July 31, 2014
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ady_smith30
Ibiza, Spain3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Family
its a huge huge park. full of flowers. in the center there is a buddha statue. along that there is a pond full of swans and rabbits. such a peaceful and calm place. there is a resturant which serves amazing omlette.must try..bread inside the egg...never had an omlette like this anywhere else.must try..
Written August 26, 2013
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