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Our Guide To The Best Picnic Spots In Delhi

    The soft sun, light chilly winds, and the bloom of flowers make winter the perfect time for a picnic in Delhi. So, grab your baskets and mates, ditch the usual restaurant scene, and head out to one of these places for a nice, little picnic this winter.

    PS: We’d love to mildly slide in that most public gardens have their share of PDA goin' on (no judgement, it’s a free country). So, you might want to plan your picnic spot accordingly—especially if you're envisioning a more 'family' evening. 

    Lodhi Garden

    Lodhi Garden

    Lodhi Colony, Delhi

    One of the most popular picnic spots, this place has stunning ruins, lush grounds and lots of pretty gazebos for a super-fun winter picnic with your friends and fam. Entry here is free of cost. 

    Nehru Park

    Nehru Park

    Chanakyapuri, Delhi

    A well-maintained space in Chanakyapuri with endless green grounds all around, this place is also a popular venue for many events and festivals. There are no charges for entry to this place. 

    Sunder Nursery

    One of the most beautiful (and biggest) gardens that Delhi boasts of, this heritage park was revamped into an extremely aesthetic-looking space. Expect symmetric sections, Mughal ruins and plenty of water channels. Take note, it’s closed on Sundays, and you'd have to pay a nominal entry charge of around INR 35 for Indian nationals and INR 100 for non-Indians. 

    Sanjay Lake

    Sanjay Lake

    Trilokpuri, Delhi

    An artificial lake towards the Eastern side of the city, we hear you can even take a boat ride here for a nominal charge. The park itself, is giant. So, relaxing here and munching on sandwiches sounds like a great way to while away your time this winter.

    Qudsia Bagh

    Qudsia Bagh

    Civil Lines, Delhi

    This hidden gem of a park located near Kashmiri Gate houses the remains of a shaahi (royal) masjid and other ancient structures, giving it a very rustic look (and a peek into its glorious past state). This one’s a good bet when you want an uncrowded, relaxing spot to escape from the city's bustle and soak in that all-important winter sun.

    India Gate

    An iconic picnic spot, in summer and winter, a trip to the India Gate is incomplete without setting up a blanket, chowing down on ice-cream and popcorn, and having a fun time playing outdoor games with the fam. Our childhood memories is full of buying those soap bubble tools and will-stop-working-in-a-day LED toys as well.

    Garden of Five Senses

    This stunning place has plenty of sculptures, flower gardens, and interesting, artistic pieces amidst all the greenery and plazas. There’s also a food court, and for a great outdoor experience in the winter, you can check out the Fio Country Kitchen And Bar near gate no.1. The place is open between 9am to 6pm. The entry ticket is priced at INR 35. 

    Okhla Bird Sanctuary

    A hit for all the Noida-dwellers, you can chill with your picnic blankets and baskets. Remember to carry your cameras along, since winter is the time of the year when you will spot plenty of migratory birds here. 

    Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary

    Patches of grass along with a big lake, this one is better suited for when you’re okay with long nature walks run by the Conservation Education Centre over there, and exploring the natural environment. 

    Millenium Indraprastha Park

    Built atop a landfill site, this super large park near Sarai Kale Khan is well-maintained and has a children's park, ampitheatre, and the World Peace Stupa. It's also a good spot for a light game of cricket or football this winter. Entry to the park is free of cost.

    Damdama Lake

    If your idea of a picnic is expandable this winter and includes some boating, then this huge natural lake in Gurgaon is the place to be. You can even indulge in some adventure activities if you wish to. Picnic at the lake is free, while you'll have to shell out money for boating and other activities.

    Deer Park

    Deer Park

    Hauz Khas, Delhi

    A variety of birds, historical monuments, and the Hauz Khas lake are all the right reasons to head to Deer Park for a winter picnic. The green cover at this park is amazing and it also has a skating rink for all your restless friends.