Winters are the best time to enjoy the outdoors in Delhi and have a fabulous time with friends and family. A picnic on a weekend is a great way to spend the day having fun and connecting with friends. Lets find out about some of the finest and a little off beat picnic spots in and around Delhi/NCR where you can spend a splendid day amidst nature away from all worries and work.
Damdama lake towards the south of Gurgaon and is one of the biggest natural lakes in Haryana.With Aravalis as is background it is a stunning and scenic place.
This is one place where you enjoy activities here like boating , flying fox and rock climbing. A perfect picnic spot for the winter months for all who love outdoors and adventure.
Mehrauli Archelogical Park is an amazing and huge 200 acre forest park adjoining the Qutub Minar is one of the best picnic spots in the heart of Delhi.
This is an archelogical haven where you can find over 100 ruins of different eras and dynasties that ruled Delhi. Park you car near Jamali Kamali or get down at Qutub Metro station and enter the park from an entrance near the Mahavir Statue. It is best assessed on foot, enjoy the rich old heritage and the greenly all around. Go here if you want to avoid crowded parks.
Sanjay Van is a lovely forest that lies between Vasant Kunj, JNU and Qutub Minar and is a oasis of green right in between the busy city of Delhi.
Its a dense green area with lovely water bodies and hillocks. Come winters and you can see a variety of migratory birds here. If lucky while on a picnic here you can also spot deer, peacocks and the blue bull.
Bio Diversity Park Gurgaon , a mining area till just a few years ago, is now the green lung of Gurgaon. Right in middle of the millennium city this is not exactly a park in true sense.
A rugged area with many big and small gorges and ravines, hills and various species of trees and few animal species this is a great place to explore, cycle and spend the day if you love the nature in its raw form.
Garden of Five Senses in Delhi is a picture perfect picnic destination, a landscaped park that is truly green and beautiful.
The garden is divided into many areas and each area has been developed with a beautiful theme. There are lovely flower gardens, sculptures fountains and occasional water bodies to soothe your senses. You can carry your own food eat in the marvelous lounge restaurants inside.
Sultanpur National Park & Bird Sanctuary an old favorite of many is just 15 kms away from Gurgaon and is an ideal place for bird watchers. Every winters a large number of migratory birds visit here.
Every year more than 100 species of birds arrive here. among green surroundings this is an ideal picnic spots for winters.
Suraj Kund is an ideal picnic spot with a artificial pool that was built sometime in 10th century.
The ruins of sun temple and the amphitheater like structure around the pool gives the place a nice heritage feel. You can either pack your lunch and enjoy a day in the nature here or have a amazing lunch in any of the plush resorts around here.
Taliyar located near Rothak and just 55 kms away from Delhi Taliyar lake is a fine picnic spot with numerous things to do.
There is a huge lake with boating facilities, a toy train and swings for kids and huge green lawns for sitting and playing. There is a mini zoo with animals like panther, deer and tiger. A well maintained restaurant and bar run by the Haryana Tourism is an added advantage.
Just at 100 kms away lies Garhmukteshwar. This is a beautiful place by the Ganges and an ideal picnic spot near Delhi/ NCR.
There are many resorts and hotels here that offer great day packages. Though it is place that has religious importance too , Garhmukteshwar is a really scenic place by the Ganges with greenery and glimpses of ancient heritage all around.
Other than these you can also go to the tried and tested picnic spots like Lodhi Gardens, Nehru Park, Leisure Valley park or Chilldren’s Park at India Gate. Outdoors under the warm winter sun with friends and family is always fun , so plan a picnic now, invite all your friends and have a great winter !