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A Visual Feast: The Colorful Mughal Gardens and British Architectural Splendor of Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi

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Rashtrapathi Bhawan in New Delh

Please don’t miss visiting Mughal Gardens in Rashtrapathi Bhawan, and plan a trip to New Delhi sometime in the future. 

Moghul Gardens of Rashtrapathi Bhawan in New Delhi

The Rashtrapati Bhavan, located at the Western end of Rajpath in New Delhi is a 130-hectare (320 acre) President Estate that also includes the huge presidential gardens, popularly known as Mughal Gardens.

Moghul Gardens of Rashtrapathi Bhawan in New Delhi

The Mughal Gardens are situated at the back of the Rashtrapati Bhavan, incorporate both Mughal and English landscaping styles and feature a great variety of flowers.  

Spread over a vast expanse of 15 acres, Mughal Gardens in Rashtrapathi Bhawan, New Delhi, has often been portrayed, and deservedly so, as the soul of The Indian Presidential Palace.

The Mughal Gardens draw its inspiration from The Mughal Gardens of Jammu and Kashmir, the gardens around the Taj Mahal in Agra, and even miniature paintings of India and Persia. 

Moghul Gardens of Rashtrapathi Bhawan in New Delhi

As already mentioned, two different horticulture traditions were brought together for the Mughal Gardens, namely, the Mughal style and the English flower garden style. Mughal canals, terraces and flowering shrubs are beautifully blended with European flowerbeds, lawns and private hedges.

Moghul Gardens of Rashtrapathi Bhawan in New Delhi

      The Mughal Gardens had up till now been opened for the public only during the annual festival, Udyanotsav, held in the months of February-March, but will now be open for the public from August till March.

The prime attractions of Udyanostav 2016 were Tulips and Primulas. Rose remains a key feature of The Mughal Gardens even today.

Moghul Gardens of Rashtrapathi Bhawan in New Delhi

The Gardens boasts of growing 159 celebrated varieties of roses which blossom primarily in the month of February and March.   Apart from roses, tulips, Asiatic lilies, daffodils, hyacinth and other seasonal flowers beautify the gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Moghul Gardens of Rashtrapathi Bhawan in New Delhi

There are more than seventy varieties of seasonal flowers, including exotic bulbous and winter flowering plants. The garden also grows 60 of the 101 known types of bougainvilleas.

Edging and flowering of flower beds is done with alyssum, daisy, pansy etc. The grass that covers the garden is the Doob grass, which was originally brought from Kolkata, when the Mughal Gardens was being planted.

The Gardens has almost 50 varieties of trees, shrubs and vines including Moulsiri tree, Golden Rain tree, flower bearing Torch Tree and many more.

Moghul Gardens of Rashtrapathi Bhawan in New Delhi

At present over three hundred permanent and casual employees are deployed for the development and maintenance of the gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan.  

The most remarkable expression of democracy in India, has been the opening up of the Mughal Gardens and grounds for the public.

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Moghul Gardens of Rashtrapathi Bhawan in New Delhi
Moghul Gardens of Rashtrapathi Bhawan in New Delhi
Moghul Gardens of Rashtrapathi Bhawan in New Delhi

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