President inaugerates 'Udyanotsav'; Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan are open for public
Source :News Bharati English   Date :04-Feb-2017

New Delhi, February 4: Mesmerizing beauty of Rashtrapati Bhavan, itself is enough to crave for it. The splendor of this beautiful architecture is enchanting. The vast manor surrounded by beautiful gardens just adds the feather to the hat. Who all wants to go and visit those lavish Mughal gardens? Ofcourse everyone, isn’t it?These historic Mughal gardens of the Rashtrapati Bhavan are set to open for the public from Sunday which is tomorrow. The President, Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the annual ‘Udyanotasav’ today. The famous Mughal gardens will have roses named after President Pranab Mukherjee and his wife Suvra Mukherjee. Venu Rajamony, Secretary said that “for the first time, two new roses named after President Pranab Mukherjee and his wife late Suvra Mukherjee have been put on display. The special roses are developed by plant breeders from Pushpanjali rose nursery, Jakpur, West Bengal. The nursery approached the Rose Federation to release these two new varieties. The India Rose Federation approved the same and released the varieties in January during a rose show in West Bengal.”

The beautiful lawns, comprising of spiritual garden, herbal garden, bonsai garden and musical garden, will remain open from February 5-March 12 between 9:30 am-4:00 pm for public.

A Rashtrapati Bhavan statement said that entry and exit for people to reach the Mughal Gardens will be from Gate No 35 of the President’s Estate.“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,” it said. Arrangements for drinking water, toilets, first aid/medical facility and rest rooms for senior citizens, women and children will be provided.

There will be special visiting days too as the gardens will open exclusively on March 10 for farmers, differently abled persons, defense and paramilitary forces and Delhi Police personnel. They can visit the gardens on this day between 9:30 am-4:00 pm and the entry will be through Gate No 35. “The tactile garden will be open for visually impaired people on March 10 from 11:00 am-4:00 pm and the entry can be made from gate No 12, situated on Church Road,” it said.