Looking to exploit the tourist potential of the Delhi NCR area and to make it on a par with other tourist hotspots in the city, the Delhi government has initiated a slew of new measures, with the latest being the development of a new eco-tourism park, Chhawla-Kanganheri. The park is located close to the Najafgarh drain.
Taking stock of the facilities at the Chhawla-Kanganheri complex, the Minister for Tourism, Jitender Singh Tomar, appreciated the work done by Delhi tourism. He also exhorted the park authorities to speed up any remaining work so that the park can be opened to visitors without wasting any time. The minister, who was accompanied by Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Tourism Alka Lamba, and local MLA Gulab Singh, expressed confidence that the park has all the attributes for becoming one of the best recreation projects undertaken in the country; he cited the wonderful board walk and camping, among other facilities, for his optimism.
With the facility coming up in the city, Delhites will no longer feel the obligation to travel to far off places to participate in water sports, camping, or for that matter soft adventure activities, because they can have all of that and much more at the park. Importantly there is still scope to add a few more to the list of activities offered by the park.
One of the biggest plus of the park is its strategic location: away from the chaotic and maddening rush of the metropolis, this peaceful heaven is just about ideal for a quick weekend getaway. Additionally, keeping in mind the demands of weekend visitors, this eco-park has been readied with a host of adventure activities including paintball and obstacle courses.
The park complex mirrors the shape of an island and includes elevated highways; two-storied huts, which will serve as restaurants; apart from a canal that is equipped with bridges. The tourism department also has plans in place to put up tented facility and overnight stay.
And there is even more to come, as the park has provisions for building a km-long jogging and cycling track, which will rim the periphery of the complex and the dining café area.
As for connectivity, visitors can use the Najafgarh – Kapashera Road and MRTS line via Dwarka Sector 21 to arrive at the park. Metro connectivity ensures that the park can be easily accessed by visitors.
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