This is a favourite spot for runners living in south Delhi. The track at Siri Fort is wide, even surfaced and stretches for about one kilometre. Also the Delhi Development Authority’s sports centre is within the same complex. There are excellent facilities for sports like squash, tennis, swimming, basketball and badminton here. This means, on some days, you can even tweak your fitness routine and team your run with some of these physical activities.
The jogging track here is approximately 2.2-kilometres and, unlike Siri Fort and Nehru Park, has some slopes to test your physical strength and stamina. The place is a haunt of diplomats and top drawer politicians, who often take their morning walks here. Lodhi Garden is dotted with 15th-century monuments, which makes the park all the more beautiful.
Although there isn’t a running track in place here, the boulevard stretching from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate still sees a lot of runners on a daily basis. The sidewalks are wide enough to accommodate everyone from pedestrians to tourists and runners. The view of the historic buildings in the area is one definite attraction for those who love to jog around in India Gate. If you want a really thrilling view, try running here during night time, when the famous war memorial comes to life in vivid colours.
India Gate, Rajpath Marg, New Delhi, India, +91 11 2336 5358