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Mahatama Gandhi Park

Location:On the main Church Mission Road, near the Old Delhi Railway Station

Time to Visit:Open on Sundays only but the caretaker opens it on request on any day.

Preferred Timings:Sunrise to sunset

Admission Fee: Free and open to all.

Photography charges:nil

How to Reach:Tourists can either take local buses from various points within the city to reach the church in old Delhi, or they can hire auto-rickshaws, taxis and metro rail.

Nearest Railway Station:Old Delhi Railway Station

Nearest Metro Station: Delhi Main

Functional Metro Station: Delhi Main

Nearest International Airport:Indira Gandhi International Airport

Time required for sightseeing: 25 minutes

(All data as of October 2005)

Located behind the Town Hall building in Old Delhi, Mahatma Gandhi Park is a comparatively small simple park but with historical significance. Developed during the British period, the park was officially named as 'Queen's Park'. However, the citizens of Delhi popularly referred to it as 'Company Bagh'. The park was an integral part of European social life in the early 19th century as it served as the outdoor club for Delhi's high-class society who lived in this part of the city. The park was very well maintained and had a good cricket ground.

After India gained independence, the park was renamed as Mahatma Gandhi Park. Since then the park serves as an open-air space for the congested Chandni Chowk area. It has many shady trees as well as a statue of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of nation. During the festival season, the park ground is used for various cultural and social activities. Mahatma Gandhi Park is a pleasant and peaceful park and is a good place to rest after a hectic day of sightseeing in Old Delhi.

Nearby Tourist Attractions

Old Town Hall, Chandni Chowk, Jama Masjid, Salimgarh Fort, Kashmeri Gate, St James Church, Dara Shikoh Library, Lothian Cemetery, and Rajghat

Nearby Places to Eat

Karim Hotel, Ghantewala sweet shop, food stalls near Jama Masjid, Paranthewali gali, Natraj hotel, Chor Bizarre of Broadway Hotel, Daryaganj's Flora, Peshwari, Moti Mahal Restaurant, Worker's canteen of Inter-State Bus terminal and many roadside food stalls are there for refreshment.

Nearby Shopping Venues

Chandni Chowk (curios, souvenirs, silver and glass bead jewelry) Nai Sarak (books), Chor bazaar (electronic goods), Daryaganj book market (on Sunday) and Chatta Chowk in Red Fort (traditional and contemporary jewelry and handicrafts)

Last Updated On: 2011/07/01

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