A statement released by Rashtrapati Bhavan stated that the iconic Mughal Gardens at Rashtrapati Bhavan will open to the general public from tomorrow, i.e., February 12. But visitors will be only able to visit the Mughal Gardens via online booking in advance. Booking can be made through the link provided by Rashtrapati Bhavan. Like the previous year, walk-in entry will not be allowed to visitors.
Every year in February and March, this garden is opened to the general public at the same time as ‘Udyanotsav.’ As a precautionary measure, walk-in entry will be prohibited for visitors.
The Mughal Gardens will remain open till March 16, except Monday. Seven pre-booked hourly slots will be available from 10.00 pm to 5.00 pm. Each slot will be allowed a maximum of 100 persons.
This year’s Udyanotsav highlights will be the 11 types of Tulips that will bloom in phases throughout February. The statement said that carpets of flowers decorated with splendid designs will also be displayed on the central lawn.
The dominant colours schemes for ornamental flowers of this year are white, red, orange, and yellow. Additionally, a small cactus corner has also been created in the gardens and some air-purifying plants.
Hand sanitizers, drinking water, toilets, and first aid medical facilities are provided at the various points of the public route.
During the visit, visitors must follow the COVID protocols such as masking up, maintaining social distancing, etc., no visitors will get entry inside without a mask.
They will undergo thermal screening at the entrance gate before entry. The visitors will be allowed to carry only Mobile phones. Other gadgets accessories like water bottles, food items, cameras, briefcases, ladies purses, radios, umbrellas, transistors, boxes, ammunition, arms, etc., will not be allowed.
Visitors will enter and exit the Presidential Estates through gate no.35, where North Avenue meets Rashtrapati Bhavan.