By: Himanshu Poswal
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Photo credit: Yogendra174 via Foter.com / CC BY

 

One of the things that interested the Mughals was the Persian style Gardens. It is a result of this that the Charbagh, tomb gardens and much more still stand erect in India. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Lady Harding and spread in the area of 13 acres, one such master creation is the Mughal Gardens of Delhi situated in the back lawns of the Rashtrapati Bhawan!

 

After spending a sunny Friday afternoon here, the author brings to you a first-hand account and other things you must consider before visiting! However, if you have been there already, let us see if we are on the same page or not! Do let us know in the comments. *wink*

 

As you enter the campus after those security checks and a short walk, you find yourself on a cemented path that takes you straight to the musical fountain garden. On your way, the dominating herbs planted on your right and left hints the rich vegetation you are about to witness! Coming on the way, one of its kinds, the Musical Fountain Garden gifts you with a mild music show as the crazy water streaks dance high up in the sky at different levels. Just before you make it there, you can find an amazing bonsai collection which can give you the best of the clicks for your social media!

 

 

The same road often took will take you into the main Mughal Garden. The moment you enter, you are entitled to  a panoramic view of the symmetrical architecture of the Rashtrapati Bhawan and the lush green campus. Established in a rectangular shape, this reminds me to introduce a fact and drive the attention of the ones who have already visited that the Mughal Gardens are divided into 3 shapes:

 

Rectangular

Showered with the chequered flowers which hail from different varieties and the colours, the rectangular garden is a home to the lush green campus, water drains and the mini fountains situated diagonally opposite to each other.

 

 

Long

The long garden area can amaze you with the beds of the roses and different species of the colourful flowers. As you walk through, the fragrance will rejuvenate your soul in and out!

 

 

Circular

This is my favourite! A fountain surrounded by the layers of the flower beds patterned similarly to the terrace farming can actually make you go gaga! A-M-A-Z-I-N-G garden

 

 

 

A perfect destination for the nature lovers, botanists and people of similar interest or the ones who are up to admire the beauty of this wonderful gardening piece situated on the Raisina Hills, Do not forget the following things if you are being there:

 

1) The entry is free but you are required to carry your ID proof.

2) The cameras are not allowed however, you can carry your smartphone!

3) It is open for a month every year from mid-February to mid-March during 0930-1600 hours except Monday.

4) Free parking is available at the Gate No #35 but you can also park at the India Gate and get into a rickshaw or simply walk from there.

 

If you are in Delhi, India around the month of February-March and looking forward to one thing that only India has, you know where to go! Thank me later.