Pics: Rashtrapati Bhavan's Iconic Mughal Gardens Ahead Of Its Annual Opening For PublicUpdated: February 05, 2018 08:50 IST
It's that time of year when Rashtrapati Bhavan's iconic Mughal Gardens open to the public. The magnificent garden at the presidential estate will open for the public from Tuesday, February 6 after President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates it today. This year, the Mughal Gardens will remain open to the public from February 6 to March 9 between 9:30 am to 4 pm, press secretary to the president, Ashok Malik said. The gardens will however, remain closed on Mondays for maintenance, and on March 2 for Holi, he said. On March 9, the garden will be open exclusively for special category people such as farmers, differently-abled persons, defence forces and Delhi Police personnel. President Kovind will inaugurate the annual gardening festival 'Udyanotsav' of the Rashtrapati Bhavan today. Around 10,000 Tulip bulbs in eight varieties of different colours - all imported from the Netherlands - will be the major attraction of the garden this year. Here is a look at the Mughal Gardens before it opens to the public tomorrow:
A visitor poses for a picture in front of a fountain during the press preview of Mughal Gardens at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Sunday. Apart from the Mughal Gardens, visitors this year would also be able to see the other gardens in Rashtrapati Bhavan, which include the Circular, Spiritual, Herbal, Bonsai, Tactile, and Musical gardens.