New Delhi, Feb. 11: President   Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday inaugurated the annual ‘ Udyanotsav’ of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.  The Mughal Gardens will remain open for general public from February 12 to March 19, 2016 (except on Mondays which are maintenance days) between 9: 30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Members of the public will also be able to visit the Spiritual Garden, Herbal Garden, Bonsai Garden and Musical Garden.

Entry and exit for the general public will be from Gate No. 35 of the President’s Estate, close to where North Avenue meets the 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. (Also Read: Pranab Mukherjee hails elevation of India-UAE ties) 

The Mughal Gardens will be opened exclusively on March 20 to special category of visitors viz farmers, differently abled persons, Defence/Para-military forces and Delhi Police personnel from 9: 30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This entry and exit will also be through Gate No. 35.  The Tactile Garden will be open for visually impaired people on March 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entry and exit will be from Gate No. 12, situated on Church Road (next to the North Avenue).