Mughal Gardens are a group of beautiful flowering gardens built in Delhi and other major cities in Northern India, by the rulers of the Mughal Empire that ruled the country between 1526–1761 AD.
The main Mughal Garden in Delhi is a beautiful garden that is built inside the premises of Rashtrapati Bhavan – the official residence of the incumbent Present of India.
The Rashtrapati Bhavan was designed by the architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, as the official residence of the President(s) of India. The building also included these incredibly stunning Mughal gardens which were designed and planned by the same architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, who also designed several government buildings and monuments in Delhi and northern India.
The design of the gardens was finalized in the year 1917, but the first plantings here were done much later in 1928-29.
Mughal Garden Rashtrapati Bhavan was built in architectural styles inspired by various Indian and Persian techniques, mirroring features of the other Mughal Gardens across the country.
This garden is a combination of three different gardens –
These gardens were designed and planned by the same architect who built several government buildings and monuments in Delhi and northern India – Sir Edwin Lutyens.
The Mughal Gardens in Rashtrapati Bhavan, President’s Estate in the national capital New Delhi is open to visitors between 9 AM and 4 PM every day, on all days of the week except for Mondays which are dedicated to maintenance.
An online booking facility has also been introduced recently where people can book their entry into the garden. No entry fee is applicable for people to tour these gardens or visiting this place. However, online registration is a must and has to be done at least 24 hours prior to the visit.
Delhi is well connected to various major as well as smaller cities across India, and is also well connected internationally. The city can be reached by air, rail or road. Within the city, autorickshaws, cabs, personal vehicles (2-wheelers/bikes) etc are used. Another popular mode of transport in Delhi is the Delhi Metro – a public rail transit system serving Delhi and some of its neighbouring cities and regions such as Noida, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad and Faridabad.
The nearest metro station to Mughal Garden Rashtrapati Bhavan is Central Secretariat metro station, which falls on the yellow line of the Delhi Metro. Visitors can either get down here or get down at Rail Bhawan and walk till gate number 35 of the Mughal Gardens in Rashtrapati Bhavan.