"Deer Park with its Flora & Fauna is the Feast to the Eyes"
Located in the neighbourhood of South Delhi, the Deer Park is one of the famous parks in Delhi known as an animal lover's paradise. It is also famous as A.N. Jha (Aditya Nath Jha, the famous Social Worker) Deer Park.
The park is famous amongst visitors for its lush greenery, biodiversity and flora and fauna. It serves as the perfect place for a brisk stroll, jogging and weekend outings.
With historical tombs dating back to Mughal Era, the park is comprised of various sections like Picnic Spots, Duck Park, Rabbit Enclosures and more.
Monuments in Deer Park
When you walk through the Hauz Khas entrance along a narrow path, you find three monuments standing majestically. These monuments include a Mosque dating back to Lodi period, Bagh-I-Alam ka Gumbad and a Square Tomb that also dating back to Lodi era with a dome on top.
One can find these monuments perfect for clicking some amazing photographs.
A Refreshing Corner for Food Lovers
Walk down a little left from the main gate, and you'll find big trees surrounding the place overlooking lush gardens. Tucked inside you'll find the Park Balluchi restaurant offering delicious food. This is the only eating point in Deer Park.
Animal Enclosures and Trail
Walk down the same path and you see a wired fencing in which Nilgais (Antelopes) and Deer grazing freely. There is a shed for rabbits along the same path which often attracts kids.
One can also spot peacocks roaming and playing in the lush area, which would definitely be a treat to the eyes.
Hauz Khas Tank or the Reservoir in the Park
On the southern side of the park is located the Hauz Khas Tank constructed by Alauddin Khilji in 1295. The tank became dry and later on it was restored by Firoz Shah Tughlaq and was renamed Hauz Khas tank.
The greenish water of the tank attracts several clans of ducks playing around.
Location: Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi-29
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: Sunrise to Sunset
Nearest Metro Station: Green Park Metro Station