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Buddha Garden - Delhi Buddha Garden India

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Ridge Road near Dhaula Kuan, Delhi, India,
October to March
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Buddha Garden or the Buddha Jayanti Park is one of the numerous newly laid gardens of Delhi. This sprawling lush green garden has been beautifully decorated with manicured lawns, streams, sloping terrain and mammoth trees. The Buddha garden is relatively new and has a sense of freshness in every corner. Buddha Jayanti Park was laid to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of Lord Buddha Nirvana.

The Buddha Jayanti Park is situated amidst dense forest of the Southern ridge and covers a significant area of the ridge. This park has special place in Indian religious tradition because a sapling of the Bodhi Tree was brought from Sri Lanka and planted here. Sentiments are attached with this sapling because it is from the same Bodhi tree under which Lord Buddha got enlightenment at Bodh Gaya in Bihar. Later in 261BC, Kunal, the son of emperor Ashoka, took a sapling from that tree and planted it in Sri-Lanka. The garden is very popular among young couples and can be seen getting cozy in every possible corner of the garden. The park also arranges Buddhism discourse classes on regular basis that are very popular among the foreigners. Game facility is available for children here but pets are strict no-no. Its situated in a lonely area, so try not to venture out in night.
 
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If you are visiting Buddha Jayanti Park, we recommend you to stop by at all the other nearby attractions around Buddha Jayanti Park. Situated at an equi distance from some other interesting places worth visiting, Buddha Jayanti Park serves as a base wherein you can start to plan your trips ahead for the day. Make an early start since the park opens at the wee hours of the morning. Some of the Nearby attractions to Buddha Jayanti Park are:

Talkatora Gardens - This beautiful garden has a historical significance. The Marathas were defeated here by the Mughals in 1738. Significantly enough the garden derived its name from the water tank that was one of the major attraction of this place Shaped like a large swimming pool, the tank and garden proves to be a pleasant respite for the world weary travelers and localites alike. The well maintained gardens and blooming flowers are a balm to the sore eyes. Horticulture shows are organized here. Likewise many children shows and cultural programs are organized in the vicinity of the park.

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart - This church stretching over 14 acres of land is another nearby attractions to Buddha Jayanti Park. Located near Gol Dak Khana, New Delhi, this is one of the main Catholic Church in New Delhi. The main moral of the church lies in the universal brotherhood of man and humanity. In 1929, the archbishop of Agra laid the foundation of the Church.

Jantar Mantar - This geometrical structure lies at the very heart of Delhi near Connaught place. It was constructed to keep track of the different celestial bodies in the days of yore.
 
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History
 
Buddha Jayanti Park also known as the 'Mahavir Jayanti Park' and renamed as 'Buddha Jayanti Smarak Park' is situated on Ridge Road towards the southern end of Delhi Ridge which lies close to Dhaula Kuan in New Delhi or alternatively from Sardar Patel Marg ( Road ) which lies just opposite Assam House and it is easily reachable by local transport and from Rajiv Chowk Metro Station. The Park was established on the 2,500th Anniversary of Lord Gautam Buddha when he attained 'Moksha' and 'Nirvana' or 'Self Realisation'he Buddha Jayanti Park spreads over a massive area of land and is seen planted with shady, thick and mammoth size green trees, Flower beds, shrubs and well trimmed lawns covering large expanse of undulating terrain and slopes stretched beside paved pathways that creates a natural effect to the environment. The artificial water ponds also add a serene charm to the ambience of this Park Buddha Jayanti Park is seen with a Large Statue of Lord Buddha in a sitting posture covered in Gold Coloured paint erected on a flat raised Platform supported by pavilions on all directions.
 
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Description
 
Buddha Jayanti Park is positioned amidst thick forest of the Southern ridge of Delhi. It covers a considerable portion of the ridge. This park occupies an extraordinary place in Indian spiritual tradition as a sapling of the original Bodhi Tree was transported from Sri Lanka and planted here. It is from the same Bodhi tree beneath which Lord Buddha got illumination at Bodh Gaya in Bihar. Later in 261BC, Kunal, the son of monarch Ashoka, took a sapling from that tree and put it in Sri-Lanka Young courting couples who can be seen getting cozy in every possible corner of the garden admire the Buddha Jayanti Park in Delhi. The park also arranges Buddhism classes on regular basis. Among the attendants most are from foreign countries. Children can avail game facility inside the park The Buddha Jayanti Park also forms a great venue for celebrating the Mahavir Jayanti, Buddha Jayanti and Buddha Poornima Festivals which are held during the month of May every year with great success despite the not so normal difficult situations created by a few mobs. Buddhist organisations also organises various events and lectures within the premises of this park on certain occasions and all programme details are available with the local authorities of this Park. The Park remains opened to all public between 0500 hours and 1900 hours on all days with no entry charges.
 
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