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The best picnic spots in Delhi to bask in the winter sun

It’s time to pull out your picnic blankets and get your baskets ready.
picnic spots in delhi

There is something almost endearing about the winter sun. The small doses of warmth that manage to break through the crisp winter air; making it almost too enticing to head out and bask in it. The months of January and February, when days of the winter sun are sparse but too good to miss, winter picnics become a ritual. With many people waiting on them to hit up their favourite picnic spots.

Here are our recommendations for the perfect picnic spots in Delhi that you can’t miss this season.

Sunder Nursery

sunder nursery

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It is practically impossible to talk about winter picnic spots in Delhi and not instantly think of Sunder Nursery. One of Delhi’s most stunning and expansive gardens, this heritage park has symmetric sections, Mughal ruins and plenty of water channels. While there is so much you can do here, be it a photo walk through its six heritage sites, walk around, or sit at Fabcafe by the lake for a coffee and quick snack with friends. We recommend pulling out your picnic blankets, sipping on your favourite beverage, and painting on canvases with your friends, perhaps even making a cute date out of it.

Timings: 7 am to 10 pm

Deer Park  

It has deer, peacocks, the Hauz Khas lake and historical monuments; what’s not to love? A great spot for walking, jogging, and a weekend outing, the Deer Park is another go-to picnic spot in Delhi that you must check out this season. Additionally, the park comprises many subsections such as Duck Park, Rabbit Enclosures, etc. that you can also hop to while you are there.

Timings: 5 am to 8 pm

Garden Of Five Senses 

Imagine flower gardens, sculptures, greenery, artistic pieces amidst plazas and also a food court in a garden. Could anything top this for the best outdoor spot to picnic at? We think not. Add to that the option of hopping off to Fio Country Kitchen And Bar nearby for an evening of drinks post a wholesome picnic date. The garden is also known to host an annual flower festival, right towards the end of winters, around February-March, making it a flower paradise you wouldn’t want to miss.

Timings: 9 am to 5:30 pm

Lodhi Garden

lodhi garden

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Another favourite when it comes to weekend picnics, Lodhi Garden offers impressive historical ruins, verdant landscapes, and numerous charming gazebos, making it an ideal setting for an enjoyable winter picnic spot in Delhi. An expansive space, you can enjoy an afternoon of playing frisbee with friends or siblings. Additionally, if historical monuments interest you, the brilliant Mughal architecture is sure to keep you engaged.

Timings: 6 am to 8 pm

Nehru Park 

Encompassing 85 acres, this location is perfect for morning runs and jogs, featuring well-constructed concrete paths. We recommend bringing a substantial breakfast that you can indulge in after a refreshing run and make a picnic out of it. Situated in the tree-covered region of Chanakyapuri, Nehru Park is a meticulously kept area with expansive green lawns, and frequently has various events and festivals.

Timings: 5 am to 8 pm

Sanjay Lake 

An artificial lake in the midst of Delhi, the Sanjay Lake houses approximately 90 species of birds. Making it a paradise for those who love birdwatching. If you’re not interested in that, worry not, cause you can just sit by the lake for a refreshing evening or even choose to go in for a boat ride. Making Sanjay Lake an overall great option for a winter picnic spot in Delhi.

Timings: 6 am to 8 pm

Humayun’s Tomb 

Humayun's tomb

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A marvel of architectural brilliance, Humayun’s Tomb is one of the best picnic spots in Delhi for history buffs. You can enjoy a picnic in their lush gardens surrounded by the tomb. Relax under the shade of trees, spend an afternoon photographing the space, birdwatching or just spend the day savouring snacks in the midst of history and architecture.

Timings: 6 am to 6 pm

Qudsia Bagh 

Located near Kashmiri Gate, this hidden gem and lesser known picnic spot in Delhi is ideal for those who love a slightly quieter picnic spot. The bagh houses shaahi (royal) masjid and other such ancient structures, lending to its rustic feel. Making it an enticing option for those who wish to escape from the hustle bustle of the city for a few hours and soak in the sun.

Timings: open 24 hours