Nehru Park

Time to Visit  Open on all days
Preferred Timings  Sunrise to sunset
Admission Fee  Free and open to all
Photography charges  nil
Nearest Railway Station  New Delhi Railway Station
Nearest Metro Station  Central Secretariat
Functional Metro Station  Central Secretariat
Nearest International Airport  Indira Gandhi International Airport
Time required for sightseeing  From one hour to a whole day.

Nehru Park was set up during 1969 and was named after the First Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. Set up on a space of 80 acres, this park stands tall and proud in the main city at Chanakyapuri Diplomatic Enclave, New Delhi.

The spacious atmosphere and the tranquility of the park has made it one of the standard venues every year for various music concerts organized by New Delhi Municipal Corporation, SPIC and MACAY concerts. As part of the yearly Bhakthi Festival, there are lots of Morning and Evening Ragas conducted in the park. The park is also used for conducting various art and yoga sessions. Visitors can enjoy refreshments at a café here after praying at a very old Shiva temple in the premises of the park. This park is one of the important green areas of the city and is a perfect place to seek solace from the scorching sun.

During the 70th anniversary of the famous October Revolution of Russia that is during 1987, a huge statue of the Russian leader Vladimir Lenin was installed at the park by the then Prime Minister of Russia, Nikolai Ryzhkov, Rajiv Gandhi and his wife, Sonia Gandhi. The birth anniversary of Lenin is celebrated every year in the park on April 22nd by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Members.


The major attraction of Nehru Park is its location. It is situated in one of the highly residential areas of Delhi near Chanakyapuri Diplomatic Enclave. The renowned shopping complex named Santushti is situated very near to this park. There are beautiful, lush green lawns in the park, hills and huge rocks that have sayings of Jawaharlal Nehru inscribed on them. It is also quite close to the famous Ashok Hotel. This is a perfect place for enjoying short picnics with family members. This place is also visited frequently by young couples, morning and evening walkers and joggers.

The other big attraction of Nehru Park is the concept of Morning Ragas. This is a musical concert that is conducted in the massive and lush lawns of the park during the morning hours on every Sunday. This concert brings world famous musicians and performers together on one platform. The warmth of the music combined with the beauty of the park give an unforgettable experience for many music lovers.

In addition to this, the Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) have organized yoga classes in the park free of cost. This has found many takers and it is an initiative taken up by DTTDC and the Education Ministry to increase awareness about Yoga to the citizens of Delhi. The government also organizes many dinners here. Swimming enthusiasts have a nice time at the pool here. Refreshments are also available at the snack counter here.

Special Attractions/ Annual Events

Yoga classes are conducted free of cost every day except Sundays that attract a lot of people to the park. During summers, from April to September the yoga class is conducted between 6AM and 7AM, whereas during winters, from October to March, the classes are conducted between 6.30AM and 7.30AM. The local newspapers give details about the events in the park.

Nearby Attractions

SPM Swimming Pool Complex

The SP Mukherjee Swimming Complex, situated in close vicinity to Nehru Park, is set up under the able administration of Sports Authority of India. Around 377 INR crores was spent for reconstructing this complex. All the aquatic sports of 2010 Commonwealth Games were conducted here.

Laxminarayan Temple

This is also known as the famous Birla Mandir. It took around 6 years to construct this temple and it was built by BR Birla and Jugal Kishore Birla. Inauguration of the temple was done by Mahatma Gandhi. The main deity of the temple is Lord Vishnu and here he is seen along with his consort, Lakshmi. Apart from this main shrine, there are also smaller temples in the complex dedicated to Shiva, Krishna and Buddha. Set up on a sprawling 7.5 acres, this temple is decorated by scenic fountains and colorful gardens. This temple houses separate areas where Gita discourses are given by spiritual leaders. During Diwali and Janmashtami, this temple attracts thousands of tourists.

Nearby Places to Eat

Nehru Park has lots of options for eating in its vicinity like Maurya Sheraton, Hotel Le Meridian, Intercontinental Hotel, Parikrama Revolving Restaurant, Gaylord, El Rodeo, Delhi Darbar, Standard Restaurant, Zen Restaurant and many more. Tourists who are interested in tasty snacks can visit Bengali Market.

Nearby Shopping Venues

One of the most visited shopping complexes near the Nehru Park is the Santushti Shopping Complex at Sarojini Nagar. Fashionable clothes and household goods are found in plenty here. For branded goods, South Extension Market is the place to visit. Connaught Place is also a repository of stores selling jewelry, books, leather goods and many more. Handloom items and ethnic goods having excellent workmanship can be found at Baba Karak Singh Marg and Panchkuian Road. Affordable fashionable clothes can be found at Janpath, electronic goods can be bought at Palika Bazaar and household stuff can be bought at a steal at Khan Market.

How to Reach

There are lots of frequent buses that ply between the major bus stops in Delhi and Nehru Park. Alternatively, there are also auto rickshaws, taxis and metro rails which tourists can use to get to the park.


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