Urdu Park

Location: Before the imposing Eastern gateway of Jama Masjid, near the Meena Bazaar Street.

Open: On all days

Timings: Sunset to Sunrise

Admission: 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 this park, which is located in Old Delhi, or they can hire auto-rickshaws and taxis or metro rail.

Nearest Railway Station: Old Delhi Railway Station

Nearest Metro Station: Chawri Bazaar

Functional Metro Station: Chawri Bazaar

Nearest International Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport

Time required for sightseeing: Approx 20 minutes

Parking: Free and open to all

(Data are as of July 2005)

Just next to the Meena Bazaar of Jama Masjid is the quiet and pleasant Urdu Park. Here you will find ustads (experts) of various unique professions. The profession may range from ear cleaning to body massage to Champi (head massage). Believe it or not they are the real experts and better than many who work in big hotels or saloons with sophisticated gadgets. A special appreciation for them especially the ustads of body massage. They have extensive knowledge of the human anatomy and know all the pressure points of the body like an acupressure expert. They will make you lie on a mat and will apply their magical (as they claim) oil all over your body. After the massage you will feel so fresh that you can run a marathon.

Urdu park is in itself a good resting and cool place away from the chaotic streets of Old Delhi. The main attraction of the park is the wrestling match that is held on every Sunday at the end of the park.

Nearby Tourist Attractions

Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Salimgarh Fort, St James Church 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 in Meena Bazaar for refreshment.

Nearby Shopping Venues

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

Last Updated On: 2011/07/01

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