2019 Mughal Garden - Rashtrapati Bhawan: Open/Close Days,Timings & What to Expect

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Mughal Garden Opening Date & Time: (Updated on 3-Mar)
6 Feb - 6 Mar , 2019

Timings: 9:30 am-4:00 pm. 

Closed on Mondays for maintenance & on Holi.

Hon'ble President of India Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate the annual gardening festival 'Udyanotsav' of the Rashtrapati Bhavan on 5 Feb, 2018.  

Special Attraction this year: About 10,000 Tulip bulbs in eight varieties of different colours -- all imported from the Netherlands -- will be the major attraction of the garden this year.  Tulips, which have been in bloom since the first week of January, were expected to blossom till the final week of February, 2019.

Hon'ble President of India Flags Off HOHO Bus in the presence of Hon'ble PrimeMinister & Vice President of India
HOHO Bus Flag-Off by Hon’ble President Pranav Mukherjee (Source @RashtrapatiBhvn)
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Did You Know? Mughal Garden, President House witnessed 479340 visitors during 15-Feb to 20-March, 2013! (Click to Tweet)  

(Source: President of India Official Site)

That's truly Amazing! If you are you planning to visit it in 2019, read on.

If you are planning a tour in 2019, it is likely to open on 6-Feb. 
(Please do confirm before visiting)


There are dedicated days for Farmers, Physically-challenged persons, Defence personnel visit, normally after 12th Mar

Update: Mughal Garden may remain close on 2 Mar due to HOLI Festival.


Mughal Gardens were built by Mughals, heavily influenced by the style of Persian Gardens. Some distinguishing features include pools, fountains and canals inside the Garden.

Did You Know?
 India has Thirteen majestic Mughal Gardens. (Click to Tweet) 
Some of the other popular Mughal Gardens are 
Nishat bagh Srinagar Mughal garden
Nishat Bagh -  Srinagar

Shalimar Bagh -  Kashmir Source
Shalimar Bagh -  Kashmir Source: June West 

Taj Mahal - Agra Mughal Garden
Taj Mahal - Agra

Pinjore Garden - Haryana Mughal garden
Pinjore Garden - Haryana
Did not meant to digress you from main topic - Mughal garden in Rashtrapati Bhawan. However, I found all the others equally incredibly Fantastic! and I just had to share them with you. Do visit them, if you get a chance :)

Coming back to Delhi's Mughal Garden. The entrance to the garden is through Gate No. 35, near Church Road, from their its just another 300 metres. If you take HOHO Bus for the same the onboard Guide will assist you for the same. (Click to Tweet)

You can visit the gardens from 9:30 am am till 4:00 pm, no one is allowed to enter after that. By 5 pm visitor must exit from Gate No.35 (Click to Tweet)

Camera, Bags, Purse are not allowed inside the garden, so it's better not to carry them. Mobile are allowed though.  (Click to Tweet)

Or, you can leave them at the entrance. I would not recommend this as this will un-necessarily eat up your time in queuing in line to deposit and collect your belongings.

 Entry into the garden is Free. (Click to Tweet)

fountaing park

Once you are inside you will find Officers who will ask you to keep walking in a queue, as seen in the picture at the intro of this post.
No one is allowed to wait or stand more than a few minutes, so basically the line keeps moving.   

Well, it can be tiring for some. So where would you rest, if you kept walking and not allowed to stop anywhere? There are siting space before and after the garden where you can rest and relax your sole and soul (the complex is so delightful!)

The Garden is a visual treat. (It's better seen than read.) There are multiple gardens with different floral-themes. Fountains and canals and soothing murmur of water to delight you. 
main circular garden

You first enter into the Herbal Garden, I would not divulge into the details as I mentioned it's better seen than read ! Then you move on to Bonsai area - Exceptional Bonsai! ( Any Bonsai Lovers here?), next comes the main Mughal Garden, Rose Garden and lastly the Circular garden. 

Their absolute beauty and grandeur would surely leave you speechless! This is a MUST visit place if you happen to be a tourist coming in Feb-Mar.

Nearest HOHO Bus Stop: HOHO Information Center, Baba Kharak Singgh Marg

Useful Information

*Opening Dates6-Feb to 9-Mar
Bus Departure fromHOHO Information Center, Baba Kharak Singh Marg
Bus Departure timings7:50 am and every 40 mins
Entry Gate No. for Mughal Garden35
Entry Timings9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Visit TimingsTill 5:30 pm
CameraNot Allowed
Drinking Water BottleAllowed
Rest RoomAvailable
Time to Explore2 Hours or more

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