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The President’s abode has been decked with the floral beauties, 10,000 of tulip bulbs as part of the annual event, Udyanutsav, held at the Mughal Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan.
What Is It?
The sprawling gardens of India’s Presidential estate are open to public viewing from Feb-March. This is the time when the flowers are in full bloom and portray a beautiful sight to behold which are a part of the annual event, Udyanutsav.
What’s In It?
This year, the Mughal Gardens will adorn 10,000 tulip bulbs in eight varieties of different colours, all imported from the Netherlands along with 135 different types of roses and 70 varieties of seasonal flowers.
The Mughal gardens are spread over 15 acres and are the soul of the Presidential Palace. It draws its inspiration from the Mughal Gardens in Jammu and Kashmir and the gardens around the Taj Mahal.
Some of the roses are also named after renowned personalities like Mother Teresa, John F. Kennedy, Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Queen Elizabeth, Christian Dior and Jawahar among others. You’ll get see a dash of some dominant colours this year like yellow, red, orange and white. Sprawl across the Central Lawn which will display beautiful flower carpets in intriguing designs.
The Tactile Garden on March 9 will be exclusively opened for the visually challenged from 11 am – 4 pm which displays a specific texture of flowers and its fragrance that can be sensed via touch and smell.
The Mughal Gardens this year was inaugurated by the President Ram Nath Kovind as part of the Utsav on 4 February.
Where: Mughal Gardens, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi
When: 6 February – 9 March
Timings: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
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