Feb 012014

Like most other metros, Delhi too has become very crowded and noisy. If you stay in such an environment for a long time, without hearing the sound of silence, it can get very stressful. Thankfully there are some good places in and around Delhi to get some much needed peace and quiet.

5. Zaffiro by Zara

Zaffiro by Zara is a small tiny little restaurant in Greater Kailash neighborhood that boasts of Mediterranean and Italian food, free WiFi, but more importantly of some much needed peace and quiet. The peaceful colors and plants in the restaurant add to the silence and if you want to do some work, the free wifi helps. It is a good place for anyone who has to get away from the noise of the city, without going out of the city and also has to concentrate and get some work done. While you are doing that, you can also enjoy some good food.

4. Lodhi Gardens

Lodhi Gardens have provided a quiet place in South Delhi for many years. You can enjoy the nature or the historic tombs and other buildings. The entry is free so you might encounter a crowd but all you have to do is roam around till you find a peaceful place under a tree to sit and relax. It is situated near Khan Market and contains the 500 year old Mohammad Shah tomb. It is definitely a place to check out if you are looking for some solitude.

3. Garden of the Five Senses

As the name suggests, the Garden of the Five Senses is a place to evoke all your senses and give them a respite from the hustle of Delhi life. It is located near the Mehrauli heritage area is spread over 20 acres. It was built to provide some respite to the public of Delhi and is usually crowded with people looking to get away from the city’s noise. But if you are lucky you will be able to find a peaceful place to sit.

2. Humayun’s Tomb

Humayun’s tomb was the first garden tomb to be built in India in 1570. These gardens are very peaceful and scenic. The best thing is that there is an entry fee that prevents the crowd from coming in. So if you want to spend a peaceful day with a book or with your family, just come to Humayun’s tomb at the crossing of Mathura road and Lodhi road.

1. Hauz Khas Complex

Hauz Khas in South Delhi is a place for students and shoppers. But there is a great place for someone looking for some peace and quiet as well. It is the Hauz Khas Complex which contains a lake, a mosque, a tomb and some pavilions and other structures from the 13th century. For centuries this park has existed as a peaceful refuge for the students of Delhi as it contained old Madarsas where students would come to study during the time of Allauddin Khilji. Visit this park for a peaceful day in the lap of nature and history.

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