Timings : 9.30am to 2.30pm. Except Monday
Visit: February to March every year
Designed by: Sir Edwin Lutynes
Mughal gardens are amongst the popular gardens in Delhi. Situated within Rashtrapati Bhawan, the official residence of the President of India, these gardens forms a major part of tourist attractions in Delhi.
About the garden
Designed by Sir Edwin Lutynes for Lady Harding, the garden occupies an area of 13 acres and is divided into three sections (rectangular, long and circular gardens) and is a blend of the formal Mughal style with the design of a British Garden. The garden is beautified with Mughal style canals, fountains and terraces. The garden is retreat to eyes as it is adorned beautifully with hedges and flowers. The garden have variety of trees and flowers like roses, marigold, bougainvillea, sweet william, viscaria etc among many others.
The garden has four waterways with uniquely crafted fountains at their intersections that consists of 3 tiered huge red sandstone discs that resemble lotus leaves. The chequered flowerbeds lend an enchanting look to this wonderfully landscaped garden. With in the campus, there are many small and big lawns, like Pearl garden, butterfly garden and circular garden. The circular garden is the place which is beautified with massed segmental and tiered flower beds and is considered the best place to see butterflies.
Endorsing some of the best varieties of roses in the country, these gardens are beautified worth artificial ponds where you will have the opportunity to watch fishes. The garden also endorses romantically designed fountains with multicolored lights that forms the major attractions.