The Indraprashtha Park or the millennium park is located in Outer Ring Road, near Kalekhan ISBT, Delhi. With a five restaurant huge food court and serene greenery, this place tops the list of every tourists and local people. It is also known as IP Park. IP Park covers approximately 85 acre area. It consists of Amphitheatre, water cascade, swings and slides for children etc. But this park recently came in limelight for soon providing a clone of India Gate lawn.
Indraprashtha Park was initially constructed in 2004 by the Delhi Development Authority. The authority is recently trying to make it a popular place for Delhiites by adopting various plans and schemes. Along with this, Sahitya Kala Parishad took some initiatives to host cultural programmes over here. Soon, DDA has realised that to attract more people into this, more food options should be provided. More kiosks and food stalls have been constructed for this purpose. However, Director Savita Bhandari has strictly prohibited any kind of cooking inside the Park area for environmental and cleaning purposes. Further for public purposes, drinking water taps and toilets have been constructed. And a parking space which can provide space for 25 cars, have been created.
For greenery reason, DDA has already planted almost 2000 trees, and more trees will be planted in future. Moreover this park is well maintained with security guards and many working people employed for cleanliness. Street lights have been installed to light this area up well after sunset.
In 2007, A World Peace Stupa has been established in the area and was opened by Monks and Nuns of Nipponzan Myohoji.
A more close analysis of this Park uncovers new facets.
Indraprashtha Park is free of cost. But this is not the end. With addition, this Park has a unique characteristic. Indraprashtha Park is built on landfill site, which means a garbage dumping site being enlarged into a dirt-free, fresh & breathtaking landscape.
After entering into this Park, one can see a colourful Bougainvillea Garden on the north side. And amidst greenery and trees, the most amazing site is the view of Humayun Tomb.
The food court is located right in the middle of the park, though there are many kiosks and stalls everywhere and here. Good quality food with cheap rates make this place even more interesting.
Almost in the south, there is a large pool surrounded by lights. Evening glows of these lights can give anyone an absolute delight.
A small Japanese styled garden is surrounded around the Stupa. It makes the monument a perfect site for meditation and peace.
One of the crucial factors of Delhi’s mixed character is that every religion finds representation, & there are memorials of every faith, open to all who search for knowledge and peace.
Timings of Indraprashtha Park
This park is open from 7 am to 8:30 pm.
How to reach Indraprashtha Park
It is situated on the Grand Trank Road. Thus this Park is easily accessible by road and any means. The nearest landmark is Nizamuddin Railway Station. And nearest metro station- Indraprashtha.
And most importantly have a nice trip!
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