Location: On the Main Willingdon Crescent Road
Famous for: Talkatora Indoor Stadium
Time to Visit: Open on all days
Timings: 3.00 p.m.- 6.00 p.m.
Admission: Free and open to all.
How to Reach: Tourists can either take local buses from various points within the city to reach the gardens, which are located near Connaught Place (CP), or they can hire auto-rickshaws and taxis or take the metro.
Talkatora Gardens are located on the main Willingdon Crescent Road and are popularly known for housing a well-maintained Indoor Stadium. Talkatora (tal-tank, katora-cup) Gardens derives its name from the fact that it was once a large walled tank. However, these days one may not find a tank but definitely a large sized swimming pool. It was here that the Mughals defeated the Marathas in the battle of 1738.
Beautifully laid, the gardens become the center of attraction during the spring season when the lovely colorful shrubs, plants and flowers are on display. Apart from this the sprawling gardens also serve as a perfect venue for various programs, shows and competitions held round the year. It is a good picnic and relaxing spot with numerous shady trees, potted plants and colorful flowers offering a peaceful ambience. Shows are also organized for children to develop their interest in the science of horticulture.
Various programmes are organized here on the lush green grasses of the gardens throughout the year but especially during the spring season. 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 Talkatora Gardens 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