President of India Opens Festival of Gardens ‘Udyanotsav’

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee opens the annual “Udyanotsav” of the Mughal Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on February 04, 2017.
The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee opens the annual “Udyanotsav” of the Mughal Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on February 04, 2017.

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, opened the annual ‘Udyanotsav’ of the Rashtrapati Bhavan Saturday.

According to an official communique, the Mughal Gardens will remain open for general public from today to March 12, 2017 (except on Mondays which are maintenance days) between 0930 hrs to 1600 hrs.

Members of the public will also be able to visit the Spiritual Garden, Herbal Garden, Bonsai Garden and Musical Garden. During this period, there will be no online booking for visiting the Gardens.

Entry and exit for the general public will be from Gate No. 35 of the President’s Estate, close to where North Avenue meets Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Visitors are requested not to bring any water bottles, briefcases, handbags / ladies purses, cameras, radios / transistors, boxes, umbrellas, eatables etc. Such articles, if any, will have to be deposited at the entry point.

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However, arrangements of drinking water, toilets, first aid / medical facility; rest rooms for senior citizens, women and children will be provided for public visiting the Gardens.

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee opens the annual “Udyanotsav” of the Mughal Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on February 04, 2017.
The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee opens the annual “Udyanotsav” of the Mughal Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on February 04, 2017.

The Mughal Gardens will be open exclusively on March 10, 2017 to special category of visitors such as farmers, differently abled persons, defence / para-military forces and Delhi Police personnel from 0930 hrs. to 1600 hrs. Entry and exit will be through Gate No. 35.

The Tactile Garden will be open for visually impaired people on March 10, 2017 from 1100 hrs. to 1600 hrs. Entry and exit will be from Gate No. 12, situated on Church Road (next to the North Avenue).

Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau

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