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My day out in Deer Park
I was not expecting the park to be so beautiful. Any doubts I had was immediately washed off once I saw a couple of spotted deer.
It is a perfect place to relax in serenity and solitude with the greenery of the park all around. The park is well maintained with trimmed lawns and soft grass lined with trees, bushes and shrubs. It also has paved paths created within the park and that makes it great for a leisurely stroll. The lake nearby with simmering water makes it even more mesmerizing.
I could see many families had come for a picnic. The kids were especially enjoying their time and gasping with excitement and joy at the sight of Guinea Pigs, rabbits and Peacocks. The park also has a variety of birds, and I saw few migratory ones as well since its winter.
The place is particularly good for nature lovers, bird watchers and photo fanatics.
Bagh-I –Alam-Ka –Gumbad in Deer Park
One of the best things I saw in Deer Park was Bagh-I –Alam-Ka –Gumbad. Though we could not see the entire park, we did spend some good time at Bagh-I –Alam-Ka –Gumbad. It is definitely one of the Capital’s most beautiful building from the Lodhi-era dating back to 1501. Built during Sikandar Lodhi’s reign by sultan ‘Abu Sayeed. It was built over the grave of Miyan Shaikh Shihabu’d-Din Taj Khan, possibly a saint.
The Gumbad’s Beauty
This place had a certain kind of beauty which is hard to describe. Isolated in the woods it speaks of the era gone by. One arch above the entrance was colored red and blue which made it stand out in the entire structure. We tried figuring out a way to go to the roof top but only saw it when it was too dark and we had to rush back.
Inside the Gumbad there are three tombs whose identity is not mentioned. I noticed a mihrab in the western walls but could not take the picture since it was already too dark. There is a flight of stairs on the eastern wall which leads to the roof.
The dome interiors have beautiful star design in red and blue, but that was all that I could figure out in the dark. So I will definitely advise everyone to visit the place early hour of the day.
Adjoining to the tomb is a beautiful wall mosque with a large courtyard. The courtyard has two neat rows of graves within the prayer space.
My Rushed Exit from the Park
Time and Days the park is Open:
The park is open to visitors all seven days a week. During winters you can visit the park from 5:30 am to 7:00 pm. During summers the park is open from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.
Ideal Time to Visit:
The ideal time to visit the place is around two in the afternoon during the winter time. We reached around 5 pm and it was dark pretty soon. Hence, we had to rush out without seeing the entire park. It is a huge park hence it is advisable to have enough time in hand when you visit the Deer Park.