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)
How to Reach: Tourists can either take local buses from various points within the city to reach the park, or they can hire auto-rickshaws and taxis or take the metro.
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: 1 Hour
Sprawling with lush, green, manicured lawns, streams, sloping terrain and mammoth trees; Buddha Jayanti Park, Delhi was founded to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of Lord Gautam Buddha's attainment of nirvana. The park covers the major portion of the Southern Ridge and can be reached either through the Ridge Road or Sardar Patel Marg, opposite Assam House.
West of Rajpath, The Buddha Jayanti Park, Delhi lies in one of the prime areas of the capital and is quite popular with the residents of Delhi. It is full of colorful flowers, green grasses and paved pathways. Though people of all ages visit the park, a majority of visitors are young couples.
This park is special because a sapling of the Bodhi Tree was brought from Sri Lanka and was planted here. In the 3rd century BC, Emperor Ashoka's daughter took a sapling from the original Bodhi Tree under which Buddha meditated and obtained enlightenment at Bodhgya, in Bihar, to the island of Sri Lanka.
Buddhist sects and organizations organize programs and talks in the park. For details check with local authorities.
The Places to Eat near Buddha Jayanti Park are Hotel Le Meridien, Imperial Hotel, Hotel Intercontinental The Grand, Parikrama Revolving Restaurant, Gaylord, El Rodeo, Bercos Restaurant - Cannaught Place, Zen Restaurant, Delhi Darbar, Nizam's Kathi Kebabs and Standard Restaurant. For snacks and fast foods: Bengali Market (sweets and chat), Kake Da Hotel (Indian food), Wenger, Mc Donalds, Pizza Hut, Domino's Pizza, Nirula's, Ruby Tuesday, Sona Rupa, Starbeans, Barista, Café Coffee Day and innumerable roadside foodstalls.
The Shopping Venues Near Buddha Jayanti Park are Connaught Place (for Jewelry, Books, Art Galleries, Leather Goods and the other list ) Baba Kharak Singh Marg (it has emporium of all states of India dedicated to state's unique art and craft created by traditional and skilled artisans.) Central Cottage Industries (merchandise and curios), Janpath (clothes and low priced gifts, souvenirs and curios), Panchkuian Road (ethnic goods), Khan Market (local residential market) and Palika Bazaar (electronic items)
Last Updated On: 2011/07/01