Jahanpanah City Forest at Chirag Delhi has a 6.7 km running trail in the middle of the south Delhi. Its a great running location, considering that the forest is surrounded by really crowded, high traffic areas- Alakhnanda, Chirag Delhi, Lado Sarai, Greater Kailash-2, GK-3, GK-4, Tughlakabad Extension, Saket, etc.
Its a completely paved trail, with markers every 200 meters. The main entrance of the Jahanpanah City Forest park is opposite Don Bosco school in Alakhnanda. There is a small parking lot too.
A lot of the trail is covered in thick foliage- provides a good respite from the heat. The track has some inclines and declines also. Delhi has mostly flat running tracks. Uphill parts of the track really help to build those calf muscles. And we all love running down hill
Most of the trail is quite desolate, and it runs by a number of areas in the city, so its best to have some company when running there. The park also have benches throughout the trail, and well as playing areas for kids. The forest timings are 6 a.m. to about 7.30 p.m.
Its a good place to for training for Airtel Delhi Half Marathon. Have you started training?! .. Not from Delhi- then start training anyway and make that trip to Delhi for the Airtel Half Marathon. Its an experience you won’t want to miss!
Besides running, you can cycle there as well. Along with playing in the little parks all over Jahanpanah forest
Want to know where Jahanpanah forest is- Here is a the Map location of Jahanpanah Forest, New Delhi.
Everyone enjoys a little change in the usual boring routine. Working out in the gym can definitely get boring. So, why not play a sport?
Active sports aid developing muscle, burning calories and improving reflex action- Due to the new movements and reflexes needed to develop for a new sport, your brain makes more connections between its neurons for this development. Studies have linked physical and mental development from such active sports and delay in the onset of disorders like Alzheimers and Parkinsons. There are always the social benefits of meeting that hottie , or just catching up with friends.
Siri Fort Sports Complex, in the heart of the Delhi is the perfect venue for all kinds of sport activities- They have a bunch of racquets sports like clay tennis courts, badminton, glass walled squash courts and table tennis. Cricket, football and hockey fields and a soft 1 km running track- which is used by many runners and athletes to train for athletic events.
A driving range, putting area, skating area, gymnastics and even a shooting range. They also have the a gym, fitness center and a sports shop and a coffee shop.
If you don’t have membership, most activities are available on a pay as you go basis. And the charges are reasonable.
Next time you’re bored and want to do something new, hit the closest sport complex and try a new sport. Get fit, get smarter and have a ball. Be sure to hydrate yourself enough specially in hot and humid Indian weather.
Researchers have found that regular jogging or any constant aerobic exercise may reduce people’s risk of disabilities and help them live longer and healthier. Read this article by Time magazine for more detail: Joggers live longer
For jogging/running in Delhi, a great place is in Hauz Khas park. There is a large man made lake built in the 14 century by the Tughlaqs. It has a running track all around it. Its a beautiful place to run. There are many buildings of the 14 century Tughlaq dynasty, lots of birds, plenty of greenery and the company of other runners/walkers. Part of the lake track in soft, while some of it has stone tiles. Early mornings and evenings are a great time in this park.
There is also an unpaved trail around the deer park, that is good for trail running. Well shaded trail, so it protects from the sun and the heat. Both trails are about 1.6 kms long, and a visual as well as physical respite from the hustle and bustle of Delhi.
If you need to lose weight, get on a healthy weight loss plan, with a balanced diet and an effective exercise routine.