Constructed by the Mughal
emperor Shah Jahan
, Talkatora Garden is located at Wellingdon Crescent in New Delhi
. The garden is bowl-shaped and hence the name Talkatora, meaning ‘something like a cup’. It was once destroyed by the British during their rule.
The garden features a wide display of flowers, potted plants, home plants, roses, dahlias and bonsai. Every February, it is rich in bloomed flowers, plants and shrubs. Talkatora is of great interest to the budding horticulturalists. There is an indoor stadium named Talkatora Indoor Stadium in the premises of the garden. There is a public pool as well. Jogging and walking facilities are provided in the garden.
Talkatora is a venue for different entertainment functions, cultural shows, and national and international sporting events. The garden is open to the public from 06:00 to 20:00 hrs in winter and 05:00 to 21.00 hrs in summer.