2015 DATES UPDATED
The annual public opening of the Mughal Gardens at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Udyanotsav 2015, begins from 14 February, 2015.
Areas open to the public will include the Musical Garden, the Spiritual Garden, the Herbal Garden, Bonsai garden and the Bio-diversity Park. The New Delhi Mughal Gardens will be open to the general public on all days from 14 February to 15 March, 2015 from 9:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. However, entry into the Gardens will be open only up to 3:00 P.M.
Exceptions to these timings include: Udyanotsav will remain closed every Monday during this period for maintenance activities; Udyanotsav will also remain closed on any Government observed holiday.
Tulips are slotted to be the main attraction for visitors to the 2015 Udyanotsav of Rashtrapati Bhavan. Nearly 10,000 tulips in a vivid color mix of red, orange and yellow, pink, purple and white are planned to bloom in phases up to 10th March. Visitors can find them growing in earthen pots throughout the gardens as well as in several beds in the Rectangular and Circular Gardens.
Roses, a permanent flower found in the Mughal gardens throughout the year, will also play a key role during the 2015 Udyanotsav. More than 120 varieties of roses will be in bloom between the official 14 February public opening and 15 March closing.
Key Features to Look For in 2015
-The addition of floral carpets a few years back will continue to be a big draw. Look for this year’s ornamental flowers in hues of yellow, red and orange.
-Also added just a few years back, a small cactus corner is part of the Mughal Gardens display.
-A newly developed Lotus pond can be found in the Spiritual Garden.
-Organic fresh vegetables and fruits grown in the President Estate Organic Farm or the Dalikhana will be showcased in the Exhibition Stall.
-Videos on Rashtrapati Bhavan and on the current Presidency will be screened in a Rest room near Gate No. 35.
Entry and Exit
All movement in and out of the gardens will be from Gate No. 35 of the President’s Estate, which is located at the extreme end of the Church Road, about 300 meters West of Cathedral Church, close to where North Avenue meets Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Physically challenged people using wheelchairs can enter through Rashtrapati Bhavan Reception, reachable through Hukmi Mai Marg or Rajpath.
Visitors are not allowed to enter the gardens with any of the following items:
- water bottles
- handbags/ladies purses
- cell phones
- any writing material
Any items brought to the entrance gate will have to be deposited before entry at the owner’s risk. No photography is allowed.
The Mughal Gardens shall be open to the following category of persons only on 16 March, 2015, from 11 A.M. to 4 P.M:
- Differently Abled Persons and Visually Challenged
- Defence, Para-Military Personnel and police personnel
Such persons will be allowed entry from Gate No. 12, situated on Church Road (opposite to the North Avenue).
For more information on the Mughal Gardens of the President of India, click here.
How to Reach at Mughal Gardens, Delhi
By Delhi Metro : Central Secretariat Metro Station is the nearest metro station for Mughal Gardens. This station is on Jahangir Puri – Central Secretariat metro line. Chandin chowk station is just after Kashmere Gate (ISBT) metro station.
By DTC Bus : Delhi transport corporation(DTC) Buses are easily available from Cannaught Place(CP) or ISBT or India Gate to Mughal Gardens.
Nearest Airport from Mughal Gardens : Indira Gandhi International Airport(IGI Airport).
Nearest Railway Station from Mughal Gardens : New Delhi Railway Station is the nearest railway station from Mughal Gardens.