Nestled on a sprawling land of 20 acres in Saidul Ajaib village, the Garden of Five Senses is a popular attraction in New Delhi. Photo fanatics, nature lovers, wanderers and experience seekers flock to this spectacular park. Designed by Delhi architect, Pradeep Sachdeva, this place lies on a rocky terrain which houses beautiful sculptures.
Unwind as you gaze upon the stone carving of a herd of elephants indulging in a water bath. Catch a glimpse of the statues of students studying in the garden, the beautiful Khas Bagh, Solar Energy Park, the Fountain Tree and water-lilies in a pool at the Neel Bagh. It also houses the replica of the Labná Arch, an archaeological site of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization in the Yucatán Peninsula.
Here are some other places of interest you can visit on your Delhi holiday.
Lotus Temple aka the Bahai House of Worship is a place where you can meditate, pray and experience spiritual bliss. Due to its white marble structure, people also call it - the 20th century Taj Mahal. This lotus-shaped temple is picturesque with colourful gardens. This sacred place belongs to no one particular religion instead believes in the Oneness of God.
We recommend, you visit the Akshardham Temple in the evening. Why? From 7pm onwards, you can experience the awe-inspiring Water-cum-Laser shows. An amazing blend of modern technology and ancient architecture, this cultural complex transforms into a wonderland. Adorned with 20,000 statues of sages, 9 domes and 234 beautifully carved pillars, the temple houses the idols of Lakshmi-Narayan, Radha- Krishna, Sita-Ram and Shiv-Parvati. Read more about this splendid place here.
Qutub Minar - the 73-metre high stone tower, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Made of red sandstone and marble, it is adorned with impressive calligraphy. Visit this historic haven to capture shots of the ancient and medieval monuments. Here, you’ll find the Quwwat-ul-Islam Masjid, Ala’i Minar, the Ala’i Darwaza and Qutub Minar Iron Pillar.
How to reach here
By flight: Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi
Author : Vijaylaxmi Thakur