Forget The Lodhi: Delhi's Got A 90-Acre Heritage Park Right Next To Humayun’s Tomb

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    What Makes It Awesome

    Delhi has got another heritage park to rival the existing Lodhi Garden – Sunder Nursery. It’s a massive garden, spread across 90 acres of lush greens and has 15 Mughal monuments, 280 tree species, 80 bird species, 36 butterfly species.

    We get excited like little children whenever we happen to go to a park, let alone massive gardens like the Lodhi or Nehru Park. So, when we got to know about Sunder Nursery opening to the public, we had to go check it out.

    We entered the garden to sprawling greens, symmetrical walkways, and an ancient Mughal monument right in the middle of our line of sight—instant Insta. On the other side of the monument, geometric flowerbeds and fountains made of marble made the view.

    We had to walk quite a bit just to get an idea about the scale of this garden, but it was well worth it. Sunflowers, Sweet Williams, Marigolds and so many more colourful flowers (we forgot to learn the names of early in school) populate the whole park.

    The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) gave this old Mughal garden a facelift and reopened it as a heritage park (the process of which had been going on for about 10 years). They also plan to add a cafe, washrooms, and garden houses to exhibit a wide variety of flora.

    The entry fee to this place is INR 35 for Indian Nationals. Alternatively, you can get an annual pass of INR 3,000 which sounds like a good deal given how often we like to hang around here. 

    Pro-Tip

    While Sunder Nursery is our go-to place during winters, here's a list of other picnic spots in Delhi that you can visit with your clan. And after you've zeroed down on a place, this list of picnic bag essentials will definitely come in handy.

    Disclaimer: Please note that it's absolutely crucial that take full safety precautions by practising social distancing and wearing masks at all times while heading out.