There are hidden corners in Delhi that promise to heal a battered city soul. Take a walk out in the open sometime. To spend quiet moments walking in the city of Delhi is your barter with mother nature, where you gift her a few minutes of admiration that she deserves and you walk back healed. Take a look at this list of beautiful city walks around Delhi for a lovely evening.
1. Kamla Nehru Ridge
The northern ridge is a cheerful corner of University of Delhi where, away from the scholarly repose, you find youngsters wandering during silent colorful evenings, dropping sheepish hellos to their old professors seen running or taking a casual stroll.
This Flagstaff Tower is where many Europeans and their families took shelter during the Siege of Delhi in 1857 at the beginning of the Indian rebellion. It's the landmark you must remember to begin this wonderful walking trail.
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2. JNU Ring Road
The noisy peacocks of Delhi's southern ridge beckon you the the sprawling 1000 acre JNU campus. The red-bricked campus walls draped with red, orange, white and yellow bougainvillea bushes give you a perfect walk during cold mornings and lazy evenings.
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Take a walk starting from the Admin block through the Parthasarthy rocks. This stretch gives you ample opportunities to spot palm civets, jackals, mongoose and nilgais.
3. Shahpur Jat Street Art
Enter Shahpur Jat from the Asian Games Village (Khel Gaon) and turn on August Kranti Marg. The road forks into two parts, the right one enters Shahpur Jat.
This urban village at the heart of South Delhi offers a walk through a street of colors where reckless artists have thrown their imagination on the walls and have done so beautifully.
4. Lanes of Old Delhi
Watch the sun rise. Slow and beautifully as the sun strikes the red bricks and plays with the hues of the Red Fort, start your walk on the lane that stretches itself beautifully before the red fort. From the street opposite Natraj Bhalle Wala enter the maze of Old Delhi.
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In the morning quietness, the streets of Old Delhi have a different story to tell. It's the time when the busy lanes with booming noises are shut for few hours and the air of Khari Baoli market is still soaked with the aroma of spices and dry fruits.
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5. Bangla Saheb to Raisina Hills
The calmness of the sunrise compels you to sit near the sarovar at Bangla Sahib for sometime and later start a walk from here towards the Raisina Hills.
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Passing through The Cathedral Church of the Redemption and Hanuman Mandir, this walking trail gives you the perfect view of the mix of cultures in Delhi. The magnificence of the Rastrapati Bhavan is probably the best sight in Delhi to start your day with.
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6. Hauz Khas Lake
The urban village of Hauz Khas is a hub for all the fun, food and to rave it up. But once you step out of the chaos of the village and walk towards the tomb of Feroz Shah Tughlaq, you witness the awe-inspiring view of the Hauz Khas Lake and the walking track around it.
Just perfect for a spontaneous walk at any time of a pleasant day, this composed corner of Delhi must not be missed. Afterall there's a lot more to this part of Delhi than just voices and noises of the social hullabaloo.
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7. Qutub Institutional Area
The keema parathas at Laxman Dhaba opposite IIFT main gate in Katwaria Sarai can probably be an official invitation to take a walk at this green stretch in South Delhi. As you hit this road a pleasant chill in the air would welcome you every day of every season.
The tall trees somehow clasp this little space in cold air with tempting aroma of dhaba food playing at the very edge of senses. The IIFT Dhaba is a sacred hiding people who have spotted this green corner of the city perfect for a leisurely walk.
8. Mehrauli Archaeological Park
A heritage walk awaits you in Mehrauli Archaeological Park where more than a hundred monuments are spread across this heritage site across 200 acres. While walking around Mehraui Archaeological Park take note of the history of India embraced in this little space.
The Delhi Sultanate, Mughal Empire and British Raj, the park has celebrated relics of olden times from every era. From the ruins of Lal Kot built by Tomar Rajputs to the Jamali Kamali mosque, the site celebrates Delhi's journey though changing times.
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In every walk with nature, one receives far more than one seeks. Take a walk and let Delhi gift you a smile at the end of a dreary day.
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