Saturday, July 9, 2011

Mughal Garden Delhi

Mughal Gardens are a group of gardens built by the Mughals in the style of Islamic architecture. This style was heavily influenced by Persian gardens in particular the structure of Charbagh. A significant use of rectilinear designs are within the walled enclosures. Some typical features include swimming pools, fountains and canals within the gardens.

Located in the Rashtrapati Bhavan complex, the Mughal Gardens is one of the main attractions of New Delhi. It is a virtual paradise with style combined Mughal and British designs formal garden. It sports channel Mughal, multi-level terraces and flowering shrubs European flowers, lawns and privet hedges.

Mughal Gardens designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, as part of the original plan provided for the establishment of the New Delhi Lutyens. It was designed to suit the tastes Lady Harding. WR Mustoe is credited with planting trees, shrubs and plants. In 1929 it was transformed into an oasis.

The main attraction of Mughal Gardens- The Mughal Gardens of Delhi has 6 acres and tourists visiting the garden, mainly to see 250 varieties of roses and 60 varieties of Bougainvillea. Another variety of flowers found here are teptosyne, Viscaria, sweet William, marigolds, etc. The bonsai collection oxalis of Mughal Gardens is one of the best in India.

The garden consists of three parts - Garden rectangular, long and Garden Garden Circular. The rectangular garden is behind the new building.

The garden has four channels with unique sources at intersections. The base is a source of three levels, huge red sandstone discs like lotus leaves.

Interestingly Mughal Gardens- Former President APJ Abdul Kalam, once gave an offshoot of Bhrahmi (Bacopa monnnieri) to all visitors to the garden to promote knowledge of medicinal plants in the country.

Visit Timings of Mughal Gardens-
Opened in February and March, except on Mondays.

How to Reach Mughal Gardens
Nearest Metro Station : Central Secretariat Metro Station
Nearest Airport : Indira Gandhi International Airport
Nearest Railway Station : New Delhi Railway Station