Located in the heart of Delhi above Rajiv Chowk Metro Station, the Central Park in Connaught Place is one of the famous hangout places for people to spend their evening with family and friends. Due its lush green outfields and peaceful surrounding, the park attracts people of all ages especially the youngsters. The total area of the park is 41,500 sq meters. There is a long history associated with this park as it was developed during the British era. To attract more and more visitors, the Tourism Ministry had taken time to time initiatives to improve the conditions of the park.
After being shut down for four years due to the construction of a metro station (Rajiv Chowk) by Delhi Metro Railway Corporation (DMRC), the gate of the park opened once again in 2006 with a complete renovation. With 21 different fountains placed in middle of 4 water bodies with a water cascade, the renovated park come up with more beauty and scenic charm. Around 27,000 square meters area of the park has been covered with diverse species of plants. There are 700 trees and more than 2,750 varieties of Shrubs in the park planted carefully keeping in mind the changing seasons. Some of the famous species of plants that can be noticed by the visitor in the park are – Bottle Brush, Royal Palms, Ashoka, Indian Laurel, White Champa, Pink Tabebuia and Gulmohar.
There has been an amphitheatre of the sitting capacity of 350 people constructed for cultural activities that adds more value to this park. Now, the amphitheatre is a perfect venue for cultural programmes and various other similar events. There have been modern types of CFL’s and LED lights to ensuring the proper light in every corner of the park. The park has 9 entry and exit gates. The proper and well constructed pathways are also there for people who love to go on walk during morning and evening time. Visitors can also enjoy the beautiful view of inner circle’s market of Connaught Palace surrounded with branded stores and large number of eating joints while sitting in the park.
To add more charm to this place, the national flag of India has been hoisted in the Central Park in Connaught Place, New Delhi on March 7, 2014. With 60 feet in width and 90 feet in length, the flag made of knitted polyster fabric is considered as the largest one in India and hoisted on the 207 feet high poll that designed as per the geometry of Connaught Place. Due to its location, the Central Park is easily accessible by metro and all other State transportation. New Delhi Railway Station is just a kilometre away from Central Park.
Central Park Timings: The gates open early morning & closes late evening and one can rejuvenate his/her body, soul & mind by the ambiance of Central Park. However, the park is closed on every Monday.