Morning walks in Delhi – Top 5 places to hit

Morning walks? Delhi faces low temperature in mornings and thus this is the best time for people to walk amidst the natural beauty. The mornings are foggy unlike the risen temperature during the daytime. If you are a morning person who can wake up at 6:00 a.m., you can surely enjoy the atmosphere. Morning walks leads to peaceful mind and starts your day afresh

1. LODHI GARDEN

From my personal experience, I have never seen a better place for morning walks in Delhi than lodhi garden. Everyday hundreds of people come here for jogging, walking, doing yoga, etc. Here you can find great spots for photography. The architecture, tombs, variety of trees attract the visitors. 

After a healthy walk you can head to various food spots to satisfy your belly. Some nearby food spots are Sarvana bhawan in connaught place, Kent’s in defence colony and many more. These favourable facilities makes it a good morning walk place in Delhi.

LOCATION : lodhi road, lodhi garden

TIMINGS : 5am – 8pm (april to september) 

                   6am – 8pm (october to march)

SPECIALITY : Open gym, nursery, ducks dwelling in lake  

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2. GARDEN OF FIVE SENSES

This garden stands over rocky terrain and is full of lush trees and water lillies. If you are tired of walking around, you can rest on one of the many benches in the garden. You can relax and listen to the cheerful chirping of the birds. The rocks makes it a perfect spot for early morning picnics. 

LOCATION : said-ul-ajaib, mehrauli, badarpur road

TIMINGS :  9am – 7pm (april to september) 

                    9am – 6pm (october to march) 

SPECIALITY : Mughal garden, solar park, bamboo court and herb garden.

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3. BONTA PARK - KAMLA NEHRU RIDGE

Also known as Kamla Nehru forest, It is the heart of north delhi. You will find youngsters strolling around, professors jogging and kids lurking around. It is shelter for 400+ monkeys, so don’t forget to carry bananas if you visit there. It is known for beautiful flowers, vegetation and more than 70 species of birds. If you are in north delhi this park is a must visit. After a healthy walk you can visit chache di hatti for great breakfast. 

LOCATION : Magazine road, kamla nehru ridge, civil lines 

TIMINGS : 4am – 6pm

SPECIALITY : Church, flagstaff tower, sarpakaai jheel, khooni khan jheel and Chaubhurja.

morning walks in delhi

4. DEER PARK

Also referred to as “lungs of delhi”, It is one of the best places for morning walks. The park got its name as “deer park” from an enclosed section for deers, which remains undisturbed. Sometimes we can witness a herd of deers there. Its soothing environment and cool breeze refreshes the mind. You can visit Hauz khas village for having a tummy filling breakfast at social , chaayos. 

LOCATION : Africa avenue, hauz khas

TIMINGS : 5am – 8pm (summers)

                   5:30am – 7pm (winters)

SPECIALITY: Rose garden, fountain park, District park and hauz khas fort. 

deer park

5. SUNDER NURSERY

It is Delhi’s finest heritage park. A massive garden aligned with humayun’s tomb in south and purana qila in north. After the new developments, it is a must visit spot for delhihites for morning walks. It is known for a wide range of butterflies, birds and trees. In winters, you can enjoy at the organic market named “The earth collective” which opens from 10 am. You can also have a healthy breakfast here after your morning walk. Also, you can buy plants of different variety from the nursery. It is peaceful place and a must visit.

ENTRANCE FEES : Indians – Rs. 35, Children & senior citizens above 60 years – Rs. 15. Foreign tourist – Rs. 100/head

LOCATION : Hazrat, Nizamudin

TIMIMGS : 6;30 am – 6 pm

SPECIALITY : Mughal’s tomb, sundarwala mahal, sunder burj and lakharwala burj

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Most Beautiful Places for Nature Lovers in India

Most beautiful places for nature lovers in India accounts to the places that are flooded with peace, joy and sense of belongingness. At such places one can witness cool plants and inhale fresh air. some of them are listed below:-

Munnar, Kerala

Munnar rises as three mountain streams merge  – Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. 1,600 m above sea level, this hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. Spend some “me” time in nature’s lap in Munnar, a hill station famous for its tea and spice plantations.

Popular Activities: Camping, parasailing, birdwatching, trekking, wildlife spotting, fishing, boating and rock climbing.

Must-visit attractions:  Echo Point, and Kundala Lake where you can enjoy boating and shikara rides amidst the natural beauty and views of rolling hills; Devikulum is home to an assortment of temples, Attakud waterfall and Anamudi Peak, among many others. For tea lovers, there’s a Tata Tea Museum.

munnar

Most beautiful places for nature lovers

Chail, Himachal Pradesh

The Chail Palace is well known for its architecture, the palace was built as summer retreat by theMaharaja of Patiala during the British Raj. Chail is connected with Solan as well as with Shimla District Headquarter. It is 49 kms from Shimla and 38 Kms from solan.

Popular Activities: Camping,Rock climbing,Trek from Chail to Gaura and Chail to Jhajja,Nature walk in pine forests,Kufri horse riding.

Must-visit attractions: Sadhupul lake, Chail Palace, Kali temple and the Chail Wildlife Sanctuary. All the attractions sums up the most beautiful places  for nature lovers.

chail palace
Most beautiful places for nature lovers

Coorg, Karnataka

Famously known as the ‘Scotland of India’, Coorg is a tiny hill station located in Southern Karnataka in the lap of Western Ghats. Wake up to the smell of tranquilizing coffee, and enjoy the scenic beauty of this misty land of hills and streams.

Popular Activities: Camping, trekking, white water rafting, fishing, and hiking.

Must-visit attractions:  lush coffee plantations, cascading waterfalls, like Abbey and Iruppu falls, and a diversity of flora and fauna at Nagarhole National Park and Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary.

Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

coorg waterfall
white water rafting,coorg

Located in the eastern district of Uttarakhand, Pithoragarh boasts of irresistible natural beauty, high altitude grasslands and historic charm. It is the starting point for treks to the holy shrines of Kailash and Mansarovar. And, the panoramic views of the mighty peaks of Nanda Devi, Appi of Nepal and Panchachuli are clearly visible from this place.

Popular Activities:  hiking, skiing, canoeing, kayaking and fishing.

Must-visit attractions: Pithoragarh Fort, Askot Sanctuary that is home to a wide range of flora and fauna, and Kafni Glacier Trek, among many others. Most beatiful places for nature lovers are the attractions above.

pithorgarh
Most beautiful places for nature lovers

Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh

Commonly known as the ‘Mini Switzerland of India’, Khajjiar sits at over 1981 meters (6500 feet) and is synonymous with picturesque beauty. Dense forest, swathes of green meadows and beautiful snow-capped mountain vistas make it an ideal destination for nature lovers.

Popular Activities: zorbing, trekking, paragliding and horse-riding.

Must-visit Attractions: the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary that is home to exotic flora and fauna, Khajji Naga Temple that dates back to the 12th century, and the Khajjiar Lake set at 1920 meters and encircled by hills, grasslands and deodar forests.

Most beautiful places for nature lovers
khajjiar paragliding