Sometimes it gets impossible to frame the beauty of some places with words. Mughal Gardens etched close to the Rashtrapati Bhavan is one such destination in Delhi. Stretching over an area of 15 acres, the gardens are a paradise in the truest sense and is rightfully known as the soul of the Presidential Palace. While 1917 was the time when the idea of designing Mughal Garden started surfacing in the mind of Sir Edwin Lutyens. A leap of 10 years from then, that is 1928-1929 was the time when the Mughal Garden was actually given the endless charm of flowers under the direction of Sir Edward Lutyens and William Mustoe, Director of Horticulture. Talking about the mesmerising places it picks inspiration from, Mughal Gardens of Jammu and Kashmir and gardens surrounding Taj Mahal are the ones to be given the credit. Apart from that the gardens portray a commingle of the Indian and Western style of architecture which can be seen in the form of English flower garden and Mughal style. The private hedges, lawns, European flowerbeds are made to match with the flowering beds, Mughal terraces, and canals which all in all make a sight not to miss when in Delhi.
While roses take most of the attention of travellers here, as there are around 159 varieties of roses found in the Mughal Gardens. These flowers are named after famous celebrities across the globe like Abraham Lincoln, Christian Dior, Mother Teresa, Queen Elizabeth, John F. Kennedy, Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Mr. Lincoln, Jawahar and also have been named after Bhim and Arjun from the Hindu epic Mahabharata, Modern Art, Oklahoma, Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal, to name a few. Other flowers that are grown here are tulips, daffodils, hyacinth, 60 types of bougainvilleas, more than 70 types of seasonal flowers and 0 types of trees, vines, and shrubs.
Mughal Gardens are open for public from August till March.
Gate No. 35, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, Delhi 110004
How to Reach?
Udyog Bhawan is the nearest metro station to the Mughal Garden. The metro station falls on the Yellow Line of Delhi Metro and is located some 3 km away from your destination.