Get Out and About!

Here are 14 dog-friendly locations in Delhi NCR for you to explore!

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  1. Aravalli Biodiversity Park – Many trails and off-paths to choose from, fewer and friendlier stray dogs, autos are available if you wait a bit and there is ample parking!!!
  2. Buddha Jayanti Park – We loved it! Loads of paths and off paths to choose from. There are packs of stray dogs, but they just barked as you crossed their territory.
  3. Deer Park, Green Park/Safdarjung – Too many stray dogs at the entrances, however, they just bark. There’s actual deer in here, and that’s pretty cool πŸ™‚
  4. Haus Khas District Park, Hauz Khas – Beautiful lake in here πŸ™‚ Beware of the monkeys!
  5. Hauz Khas/Siri Fort forest, Panchsheel Park – An amazing find! No proper parking here though.
  6. India Gate – Yes, take a walk around it.
  7. Lodhi Garden/JorBagh area – Gorgeous! You could also try walking around it, on Lodhi Road, Amrita Shergill etc. for a change. The roads are tree-lined, clean and there’s not much traffic.
  8. Jahanpanah City Forest, GK – It’s HUGE! Stray dogs at the entrance, but no real trouble. I am not sure of parking. Entrance at Chiraagh Delhi, Masjid Moth and Tughlakabad we well!
  9. Rose Garden, IIT Delhi – Very pretty, connects to HKV and Deer Park.
  10. Mehrauli Archeological Park – Lovely monuments in there including Jamaali Kamaali and various baolis; there is parking inside, ask the guard at gate to direct you to it.
  11. Nehru Park, Chanakyapuri – Really pretty! Walk on the suspension bridge inside, and when you’re done, get some green juice at the parking lot for a kick of health πŸ™‚
  12. Sanjay Van, Vasant Kunj – Hike up to the machaan and take a selfie with the Qutub Minar!
  13. Shahpur Jat DDA Park – A beautiful walk, but there are some packs of stray dogs that can be intimidating.
  14. Sundar Nursery – A heritage park complex with monuments, several walking routes and a Sunday Farmer’s Market!

Dogs need physical and mental  exercise on a DAILY BASIS regardless of breed (even if you have a pug) to ensure overall health, longevity and happiness. Regular walks on varied routes can really improve the quality of your dog’s life (and yours!). In addition to being a fun activity for your dog, it can help reduce and prevent a range of behavioural issues and can create a wonderful bond between you and your dog!

Start small – one outing a week, or one new colony road that you explored today. Allow your dog to sniff πŸ™‚ Grab your friends/family and dog and start a healthy and fun routine!  Walk on-leash, and remember to carry newspaper/plastic to pick up your dog’s poop!

I haven’t been to these. Have you? –  Hauz Rani City Forest, Forest, Kamla Nehru Ridge, Roshanara Garden, Asola Bhatti,

*If your dog is aggressive or fearful of traffic, other dogs, people etc, work with a behaviourist to fix these issues before you step out on regular walks!


10 Comments Add yours

  1. Thanks for this info. Really helpful.

    Sanjay van is a good call then, I guess. Are there too many strays there?


    1. namratharao says:

      Thank you!

      Very few strays at Sanjay Van!


  2. Okay great! Thanks Namratha!


  3. Pratyush Singh says:

    Another one to add to this list : Aravali Biodiversity Park. It’s quite nice for dogs. Very few strays and if you take the tough trail at then you can climb up a hill and get the best views.

    Only problem: Some people bring their dogs unleashed and these dogs are not trained so they usually get very aggressive. But this has happened once only with me.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Also the Shivalik / Malviya DDA Park! Couple of dogs in a few corners but they’re not aggressive, just barky.

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    1. namratharao says:

      Awesome!! Will definitely check it out!!


  5. Rajinder says:

    My do is 3 yr old gsd . He is aggressive towards children . Also sometimes gets aggressive towards any guests that come home . I m located at Jammu . If any dog behavior trg pers around PL give contact


    1. namratharao says:

      Dear Rajinder, unfortunately I don’t know any behaviourist in Jammu. Until you find someone, I would recommend you keep your dog in a separate room or on muzzle and leash when there are children/guests around.


  6. Anonymous says:

    Can I take my pet dog to Tughlakabad fort or Mehrauli Archeological Park, Tomb of Balban?


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