The Garden of India
The Garden of India is also popularly called the 'Bharat Upavan' lies within the complex of Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple near Nizzamuddin Bridge in New Delhi known as one of the largest Temple complex ever built in this city. It is known for its well trimmed lawns planted with trees and beautiful shrubs and lined with bronze sculptures that were contributed by a few personalities to showcase the true beauty of Indian culture and its intriguing historical past.
The Sculpture depict a few figures of women, children, freedom fighters, Indian Warrior Kings and National figures like Mahatma Gandhi Ji's statue to quote one example. The total sculpture count is about 67 statues dotted on a land spanning over an area of 20 acres that has over 60 different varieties of Trees planted. Today, you will notice over 9 lakhs of trees, shrubs, plants and flowers growing here that are carefully nurtured by expert hands under the supervision of experienced garden tenders.
This Garden also features a sunken garden that takes the shape of a Lotus and its leafs and hence named as the 'Yogi Hriday Kamal' which features stones engraved with quotes written by world famous writers like William Shakespeare, Swami Vivekananda, Swami Narayan and Martin Luther King.