Buddha Jayanti Park

Location Ridge Road near Dhaula Kuan, Delhi
Time to Visit Open on all days
Timings 5.00 a.m - 7.00 p.m.
Admission Fee Free and open to all.
Photography charges nil (permission required)
Nearest Railway Station New Delhi Railway Station
Nearest Metro Station Central Secretariat
Functional Metro Station Central Secretariat
Nearest International Airport Indira Gandhi International Airport

The Buddha Jayanti Park is known for its huge number of plants and trees that grown on all sides of the park, making it a very cool and comfortable place. The park was named after the great Gautama Buddha and it was built exactly on the 2500th anniversary of Lord Buddha’s attainment of Nirvana. During the time when it was set up, a plant named, Bodhi Briksha was brought all the way from a Buddhist dominated country, Sri Lanka and planted here.

Today, this park is an epitome of natural beauty, with its thick cover of plants and trees, well maintained green lawns that look like a green carpet set up at a sprawling space and terrains that are sloping. This park is a landmark tourist attraction on the Southern Ridge and visitors can either use the Ridge Road or the Sardar Patel Marg to reach the park.

The thick growth of plants and trees and the wonderful coloring plants in this park catch the fancy of most of the residents in Delhi. Since this is situated just west to the Rajpath, this park is frequented by many people, especially young couples.

History of Buddha Jayanti Park

During the period as early as 3rd century BC, the great Emperor Asoka’s daughter took a small sapling from the Bodhi tree in Bihar, under which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment and took it to Sri Lanka along with her. Later on, during the 2500th anniversary of the sacred Enlightenment day, this park was set up with planting of the Bodhi tree sapling brought from Sri Lanka.

Special Event / Annual Event

This park is a venue that is mostly chosen by Buddhist leaders for organizing any important meetings or talks. This park is also the standard place for Buddha Jayanti celebrations that happen during May every year. The authorities of the park will be able to provide detailed information on the event details.

Nearby Tourist Attractions to Buddha Jayanti Park

Since the Buddha Jayanti Park is situated in a central place in Delhi, there are lots of tourist attractions in its vicinity like the Jantar Mandar, Hanuman Mandir, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Talkatora Gardens, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

Places to Eat Near Buddha Jayanti Park

The Buddha Jayanti Park is home to some of the lovely restaurants and hotels that serve classic international cuisine as well as local foods. The hotels that are quite famous in this area are The Intercontinental Hotel, The Grand, Imperial Hotel, Hotel Le Meridian, Bercos Restaurant, Gaylord, El Rodeo, Kathi Kebabs from Nizam’s, Delhi Darbar, Zen Restaurant, Standard Restaurant, Parikrama Revolving Restaurant, Bengali Market for snacks, Hotel Kake Da, Pizza Hut, Domino’s Pizza, Starbeans, Barista, Café Coffee Day, Ruby Tuesday, McDonald’s, Nirula’s, Wenger and many more. The local eateries that cook up some of the delicious local flavors are also the talk of the town here.

Shopping Venues near Buddha Jayanti Park

One of the most reputed shopping complexes near the Buddha Jayanti Park is the Connaught Place. This is the place where one can find huge varieties of leather goods, intricate jewelry, rare collections of art of famous artisans, book shops etc. The Baba Kharak Singh Marg and Panchkuian Road are two famous places that need to be visited by traditional artefact lovers. Some of the precious works of skillful artisans are found here. If tourists are looking for fashionable clothes at reasonable rates and for wonderful gifting options, Janpath Road is the place to go for. Tourists who want to buy high quality household goods at affordable prices should visit and those who want to make a steal at electronic goods, Palika Bazaar is the place.

How to Reach

This park can be easily reached through auto-rickshaw, metro train, cabs and taxis. There are also buses that ply between important points in the city and the park.


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