The calming ambience of Rashtrapati Bhavan’s lush-green Mughal Gardens is all set to welcome the visitors from February 6 to March 10. This time you don’t have to stand in queues to enter the 15-acre gardens as the online booking feature has been introduced.
The online booking feature allows you to book the entry tickets while sitting at your home for the garden which features 70 varieties of seasonal flowers, including specially imported flowers from the Netherlands and Japan.
Set against the majestic backdrop of the presidential residence, designed by British architect Edward Lutyens, the 15-acre gardens will open as part of the annual ‘Udayanotsav’ — a long-standing tradition of the Bhavan.
Online booking procedure and key points to keep in mind:
- This year, a free online booking facility has been introduced at www.presidentofindia.gov.in.
- It is available seven days in advance and has been divided into seven hourly slots – starting from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – on weekdays (Monday to Friday) and three hourly slots – 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. – on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) and on holidays.
- A maximum of 10 visitors can be booked in a single booking for weekday’s visit while the number is five for weekends and holidays.
- Mobile number is mandatory for online booking.
Usually hailed as a perfect day-out destination for visitors, especially children and nature lovers, the Mughal Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan have around 137 varieties of roses on display, along with small patches of the Pasadena, Pansy, China Man, Marigold, Antigun, Pink Parfait, Dahlia, Zambra, and Laptosinia flower varieties, and creepers.