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Udyanotsav 2020- Mughal Gardens Open for Public Till 8th March

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February 15, 2020

Once again, Its time for Udyanotsav, an annual event where the Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhawan are open for the public. The iconic garden at the heart of the President's Estate will be opened to public from February 5. The gardens will remain open from 10 am to 4 pm throughout the week, except on Mondays, till March 8. Udyanotsav will be able to visit the Spiritual Garden, Herbal Garden, Bonsai Garden and Musical Garden.  What is so special about this garden, well, the garden is home to various different species flowers. Over 10,000 Tulip bulbs, 138 types of roses and 70 different kinds of about 5,000 seasonal flowers will welcome the visitors to the garden. Known for its exotic and rare rose varieties, the garden this year boasts of "Grace de Monaco" rose, which was planted by Prince Albert II of Monaco last year.There are flowers, the names of which we haven't even heard of ! Udyanotsav Part of the fragrant exhibit are variety of roses named after eminent people, including former president Pranab Mukherjee, Mother Teresa, former US president John F Kennedy, Queen Elizabeth and first Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru.' mughal garden Apart from the roses commemorating renowned personalities, there will be roses with unconventional names as "Christian Dior", "American Heritage", "First Prize", "Kiss of Fire" and "Double Delight". The visitors can also see some of the very rare types of roses such as "Green Rose" with thin and long green petals, "Oklahoma" and "Bonne Nuit" with their almost black texture, and "Blue Moon" and "Lady X" with a definite blue hue to them. The garden is also covered by a variety of bulbous flowers like "Narcissus", "Dahlia", "Sparaxis", "Ranunculus", "Hyacianth" and "Asiatic Lily". The teacup-shaped Tulips are another attraction at the Mughal Gardens, especially "Jammu Pink" Tulip, which stands low yet distinguished with its rich pink petals edged with white, giving it a shiny texture.

The visitors will be able to access all three parts of the garden - rectangular, long and circular - apart from the spiritual garden, herbal garden and bonsai garden.

mughal garden The Mughal garden ( Rashtrapati Bhawan garden ) was inspired by the gardens in Jammu and Kashmir and even the garden at Taj Mahal and it is safe to say that Mughal Gardens are one of the most scenic places in Delhi. This scenic beauty requires utmost care and attention, It's said that there are around 300 employees at the Rashtrapati Bhawan who maintain the garden. So I don't think you should miss it by any chance, After all its an annual event. The tickets to Udyanotsav or Festival of gardens are now made available so that you can save yourself from those long lines at the venue itself. So what are you waiting for? Udyanotsav Here are a few tips if you're going-
  • The nearest Metro station is Central Secretariat metro station
  • Keep a bottle of water with yourself, as its going to be sunny and we all need to be hydrated.
  • Do not carry bags as you may not be allowed to carry them inside.

Contributed by Himani Yadav

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