Delhi and New Delhi are very busy cities. People, especially youngsters and couples always try to find out some areas which offer them privacy, nice settings and cool atmosphere. Here are some best places to visit for couples near Delhi. We have also pointed out Top 10 Places to visit in Delhi here.
1. Purana Qila or Old Fort
The ancient remains of Purana Qila or Old Fort, which pre-dates to Mahabharat era, are a lovers paradise. People in couples visit it, find a place in loneliness and use to relax for hours and hours altogether.
the huge Old fort is landscaped well. The walls of the Fort are at a height of 18 metres. It has three arched gateways: the Big Gate, facing west, which is still in use today; the south gate, also popularly known as the ‘Humayun Gate’ (probably so known because it was constructed by Humayun, or perhaps because Humayun’s Tomb is visible from there); and lastly, the ‘Talaqi Gate’, often known as the “forbidden gate”.
You can get tea-coffee and snacks in a small canteen which is operational in the premises.Despite the grandeurs of the exterior, few of interior structures have survived except the Qila-i Kuhna Mosque and the Shermandal, both credited to Sher Shah.
The Old Fort is usually opens from sunrise to sunset. Entry to Indian resident is for Rs. 20, while foreigners are charged Rs.200. Although photography is free, but if you are interested in video shooting, you will need to shell out Rs 25 extra.
2. Garden of Five Senses, Saidul Ajaib
Located at Said-Ul-Azaib village, close to the Mehrauli heritage area in New Delhi, this twenty-acre place looks wonderful. The Garden of five senses was inaugurated in the year 2003. Majestic rocks stand silhouetted against the sky, others lie strewn upon the ground in a casual yet alluring display of nature’s sculptural genius. It was the ideal ground on which to realize the concept of a public leisure space that would awaken a sensory response and thereby a sensitivity to the environment.
The Garden of five sense is a nice park with small mound and is wonderful to pass some time amid nature in Delhi. The place is not crowded but you would find lover sitting or roaming around at every corner of the garden. Garden of Five Senses is good to visit for couple, who look here some adventure but it is not properly in use, only couple can enjoy here, no facilities of children and elderly.
The garden is bifurcated as such on one side of the spiral walkway is the Khas Bagh, a formal garden patterned on the lines of the Mughal Garden of rashtrpati Bhawan. Slow-moving water cascades in channels along its length, while flowering and fragrant shrubs and trees line its paths. The Central axis leads to a series of fountains, some of which are lit up by fibreoptic lighting systems. Encapsulating the expression here is the sculpture of ‘A Fountain Tree”.
3. Buddha Garden, Dhaula Kuan
Buddha Jayanti Park or Buddha Park, as is popularly known is situated in South Delhi, on the Ridge Road, near Dhaula Kuan and Karol Bagh. The naturally beautiful garden is made of paved pathways, lush landscaped lawns, a varieties of flowers, streams, sloping terrain and huge trees. One of the major attractions of the Buddha Jayanti Smarak Park at Delhi is a sapling of the Bodhi Tree brought from Sri Lanka and planted here.
Buddha Garden is one of the most famous picnic spots in the capital city of India. The park covers a large portion of the ridge area of Delhi. Since the area is a quitelonely, it is advisable to the visitors not to come here or stay after dark.
The garden is popular amongst couples who can be seen in fairly large numbers. Events are also organized in the Buddha Garden of Delhi by various organizations. Children love to come to Buddha Park because of the huge open space as well as the game facility. Pets are not allowed to come inside.
The garden is very popular among youngsters who can be seen getting cozy in every possible hideout type spaces of the garden.
4. Red Fort
Red Fort is also a famous destination for couples wish to spend some quality time together. The Red Fort is spread into an area of about 250 acres, encircled by 2.41 kilometres boundary walls of 18 metres on the river side to 33 metres on the city side. The fort is octagonal, with the north-south axis longer than the east-west axis. The use of white marble, floral decorations and double domes in the fort’s buildings show the likings of later Mughal architecture.
Since the area of Red Fort is huge, enterprizing couples find out places out of the usual sight to spend time together.
9:30AM to 4:30PM daily (except Monday)
Entry Fee: Rs.10/-(For Indian Citizens) and Rs.150/- (For foreigners)
5. Delhi Haat, INA
Differently created and located in one of the important commercial centers of South Delhi, near INA market, the Dilli Haat is the men made rural and semi urban face of India. The six acres of land on which this huge complex is situated was a part of a reclamation project and transformed into a magnificent dream plaza. Extensive foundation work, small thatched roof cottages and kiosks with a village atmosphere have made the place into an attractive multiple center.
The place offers ample opportunities to the couples to roam around, have fun and food and spend time together. There are food stalls from all over the States of the country. You can have a taste of north-east food, go for fish stall of West Bengal, or sarso ka saag- makke ki roti from Punab.
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In the landscaped areas, some people and organizations host have some cultural programmes for the visitors of the Haat.
6. Deer Park, Hauz Khas
Situated in Hauz Khas of South Delhi, the Deer Park is also known as A.N. Jha Deer Park. It was named after famous Social worker Aditya Nath Jha. This place is popular among couples and youngsters for walking, jogging and weekend outings.
The Deer Park comprises Duck Park, Picnic Spots Rabbit Enclosures etc. The historical tombs of Mughal Era is also located inside the park. You can go to the park either from Safdarjung Enclave or from Green Park, Hauz Khas Village. It is also connected to District Park thus making is approachable from R K Puram.
It is called Deer Park because it actually houses a large number of deer inside the park. There is a large enclosure in the park for deer to roam around, play with each other, have an occasional friendly fight and provide a learning and entertaining experience to the visitors especially the children.
Entry to the Deer Park and the surrounding green park is free and it is open everyday from 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM during summer till October and 5:30 AM to 7:00 PM during winter.
7. Qutub Minar
The Qutub Minar at Delhi is a 240 feet tall tower of an ancient era. Qutub Minar is the tallest brick minaret in the world. Constructed by Qutb al-Din Aibak, founder of the Delhi Sultanate, who started its construction in 1220, Aibak’s successor and son-in-law Iltutmish added three storeys to the tower. It is said that due to lightning, the top storey got destroyed completely. So, Firoz Shah Tughlaq carried out restoration work replacing the damaged storey with two new storeys every year, made of red sandstone and white marble.
The place is a nicely carved ancient site where people from different walk of life roam around. In between couples, like the site of ancient era. Certain areas of the site of Qutub Minar offers secluded and privacy, needed to a romantic couple.
Qutub Minar complex is open from sunrise to sunset, in every season.
Entrance Fee is Rs. 30 per head.
8. Damdama Lake
Damdamaa Lake is a reservoir in Sohna district of Haryana. known to be one of the famous lakes in neighbouring area of Delhi. Spread over in an area of 3,000 acres the lake was formed when a stone and earthen dam constructed by the British was commissioned for rain water harvesting there just before the country got independence in the year 1947.
The lake, held by an embankment, is fed by monsoon rain which mixes into a trough at the base of the Aravali hills. The Lake greets visitors with a water level down to 20 ft. During monsoon the water level reaches up to 50 ft (15 m) – 70 ft (21 m).
Damdama lake is a is also liked by birds. It is reported that more than 190 species of birds, along with some migratory ones visit here during summer, monsoon and winter season. Some of the major birds seen here are water fowl, cranes, cormorants, terns, egrets, kingfishers etc. While driving to Damdama Lake, you can also catch a glimpse of peacocks and blue bulls.
The lake offers a perfect place for romantic couples. All settings around the lakes are congenial for a couple and they will certainly love the time spent together there.
You can get hospitality of Haryana Tourism in the complex at scheduled rates.
9. Tilyar Lake
Tilyar Lake is one of the major tourist attractions in nearby district of Rohtak in Haryana. Located at about 70 kilometers from New Delhi, the Tilyar Lake is hardly 42 km from Delhi border. Tilyar is well maintained ] Fishing is permissible at Tilyar Lake after paying INR 200 fishing fee.
The lake spreads in a 132-acre area. The lake is a part of the tourist setup, making it one of the greenest stretches in the adjoining area. The spacious lawns and the scenery on view make this resort a great place to relax, and people visit from far away too. It is also an excellent spot for watching a variety of birds that flock on the little island located in the middle of the lake. ENtry to Tilyar lake is free. Their is a zoo also in the lake complex which is called Rohtak Zoo.
Surajkund in the district Faridabad of Haryana is an ancient reservoir of the 10th century. Surajkund is an artificial lake built in the backdrop of the Aravalli hills. It is said to have been built by the Gujjar king Suraj Pal of Tomar dynasty in the 10th century. He was a sun worshipper and he had therefore built a Sun temple on its western bank.
Surajkund is a beautiful area with landscape around the lake and has beed developed as a tourist destination of the area. People from New Delhi visits it regularly. It is a romantic destination where couples and youngsters are always found to be roaming around.
Place is known for its annual fair Surajkund International Craft Mela too, where a number of Indian as well as foreigners with more than 20 countries participate in it.
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