Visit the Mughal Gardens from Tuesday

February 13th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Basking in a riot of colours, the Mughal Gardens at the Rashtrapati Bhavan with a wide variety of flowers, lotus-shaped fountains and blue water canals will be thrown open to the public for a month from Tuesday. The gardens will open to the public till March 16 on all days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for Mondays on account of maintenance. The entry will be restricted in the lawns after 4 p.m.

The rectangular Mughal Gardens were designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and are adjacent to the main Rashtrapati Bhavan building.

They are spread over 15 acres with wide variety of greens, multitude of colourful flowers like roses, lilies and tulips, lotus-shaped fountains and blue water canals.

The visitors will not be allowed to carry water bottles, briefcases, handbags, purses, umbrella, cameras, radios, mobile phones, arms and ammunition and eatables for security reasons.

The entry and exit to the gardens will be from gate number 35 of the President’s Estate, which is located near North Avenue at the extreme end of Church Road, about 300 metres west of the Cathedral Church of the Redemption.

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