Life in Delhi is ever busy, fast-paced and with never a moment to rest. On rare occasions when we can escape this daily churning cauldron of the city we live in, we start searching for a place to rest our battered bodies and souls. Nehru Park, wide-open green space in the middle of this concrete madness, provides one such much-needed resting space.
One of the most popular parks, especially with the diplomatic community of Delhi and with its geographically central location, Nehru Park is named after the first Prime Minister of India. Located in Chanakyapuri Diplomatic Enclave in South Delhi, this park is host to several morning and evening walkers and is one of the favourite picnic spots for Delhiites. Be it sunbathing on a winter afternoon, early morning yoga sessions or going for a picnic with your friends and family, Nehru park is ideal for everything. The park has some very old specimens of trees, wide manicured lawns, fountains, landscaped spaces, a hanging bridge, and much more.
The magnificent park, spread over an area of 80 acres, boasts beautiful green scenery was established in 1969. One interesting and impressive feature of the park is the life-size statue of Russian Communist leader Vladimir Putin. Apart from being a perfect leisure spot for the people in Delhi, it is also a venue for several art events. The morning and evening ragas concerts and the ever-popular Bhakti sangeet concerts drew a huge crowd here. A whole galaxy of maestros of Hindustani classical music has given live performances here, in beautifully created settings before the Covid pandemic.
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These names include Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Girija Devi, Pandit Chhanu Lal Mishra and Rajan Sajjan Mishra among others. In a city as vibrant, diverse and busy as Delhi, Nehru Park is exactly what the capital needs for taking a break from everything else around, a perfect neighbourhood park.