Deer Park (Delhi)

Deer Park South Delhi also known as A.N. Jha Deer Park, is located in South Delhi. It was named after famous social worker Aditya Nath Jha. This place is popular for walking, jogging and weekend outings. Deer Park comprises many subsections such as Duck Park, Picnic Spots Rabbit Enclosures etc. The Park has historical tombs of Mughal Era. The park is accessible from Safdarjung Enclave and Green Park,[1] Hauz Khas Village. It is also connected to District Park thus making it approachable from R K Puram near the courts side of the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association.[2]

Deer Park (Aditya Nath Jha Park)
Group of deer in the deer park.jpg
Group of Deer in the Deer Park
TypeNatural Area
LocationHauz Khas, South Delhi, India
Nearest cityHauz Khas Village
Created1295 (1295)[citation needed]
Operated byDelhi Development Authority
Open5:00am-8:00pm (summer)
5:30am-7:00pm (winter)
Peacock in Deer Park, New Delhi
Peacock in Deer Park, New Delhi


The Deer Park along with the connected District Park (that houses the Hauz Khas lake) and adjacent Rose Garden (accessible from IIT Delhi and Safdarjung Development Area) make up one of the largest green areas in New Delhi and are collectively called "the lungs of Delhi" because they provide fresh air in the otherwise polluted hustling bustling mega metropolitan Delhi.[3] A simmering water body makes it more attractive and is the perfect haunt of nature lovers. The park is easy to arrive at from Hauz khas Village, Safdarjang Enclave and Delhi Lawn Tennis Associations Courts.

Biodiversity ParkEdit

The Park has four different wings i.e. Rose Garden, Deer Park, Fountain & District Park, Old Monuments and Hauz Khas Art Market. One can enjoy the entire area, once inside the park one cannot believe to be in the heart of Delhi. Besides the above the Park has a beautiful restaurant "Park Baluchi" the right place to enjoy a day trip.

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.[4]



  1. ^ "Green Park Delhi". Archived from the original on 3 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Deer Park animals unwanted and unloved". Times of India. 21 December 2004. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Hauz Khas deer park may close". 1 August 2014. Times of India. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Deer Park, Delhi". Retrieved 18 October 2014.