Delhi Gardens and Parks
Buddha Jayanti Park
Serenity is the hallmark of this beautiful wooded park, landscaped to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of Lord Buddha’s parinirvana. The park was originally conceived as a Japanese garden. It has a splendid statue of Lord Buddha and a flourishing Bodhi tree, which was a sapling of the original tree of enlightenment.
National Zoological Park
It is one of the largest zoos in Asia. The open enclosures provide a view of animals in natural surroundings. In autumn, migratory birds flock to the trees in this huge park, adding their number to the large bird count in the zoo.
A simple square platform of black marble marks the site where Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of Nation was cremated. His last utterance ‘Hey Ram’ is inscribed at the base. Extensive lawns create a peaceful atmosphere.
Shanti Vana (the Forest Peace)
It is the site where Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India was cremated.
Lal Bahadur Shastri, the second Prime Minster was cremated here.