Nehru Park


On the edge of the diplomatic enclave, this 85-acre park, popular with joggers, has gently rolling lawns and is a calm place to unwind away from the hubbub, or to picnic with friends. In the centre is a 1987 statue of Lenin, revealing India’s political sympathies during the Cold War.

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0.85 MILES

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2. Nehru Planetarium

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One of the five Nehru planetariums across India established to educate about the solar system; there are shows in English and Hindi.

3. Nehru Memorial Museum

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4. Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum

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5. Safdarjang’s Tomb

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6. Gandhi Smriti

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7. Mohammed Shah's Tomb

1.51 MILES

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8. Lodi Garden

1.54 MILES

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