New Delhi: The world famous Mughal Gardens in Rashtrapati Bhavan will be open for public from Friday.
President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday inaugurated the annual 'Udyanotsav', which marks the annual opening of Mughal Gardens to the public.
The Mughal Gardens will remain open for general public from 12 February to 19 March, (except on Mondays which are maintenance days) between 9.30 AM to 4 PM. Members of the public will also be able to visit the Spiritual Garden, Herbal Garden, Bonsai Garden and Musical Garden, a press release issued by Rashtrapati Bhavan said.
Entry and exit for the general public will be from Gate no 35 of the President's Estate, close to where North Avenue meets Rashtrapati Bhavan.
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.
The Mughal Gardens will be open exclusively on 20 March to a special category of visitors viz farmers, differently abled persons, defence and para-military forces and Delhi Police personnel from 9.30 AM to 4 PM. This entry and exit will also be through Gate no 35, it said.
The Tactile Garden will be open for visually impaired people on March 20 from 11 AM to 4 PM. Entry and exit will be from Gate no 12, situated on Church Road (next to the North Avenue).
About 4.68 lakh people had visited Mughal Gardens last year.