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The Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi where the president resides is an iconic landmark in the capital. And currently it is open to public for a few days where you can admire its Mughal Gardens that have some of the most beautiful roses and President Pranab Mukherjee’s favorite, tulips. Brought all the way from Holland, these flowers bloom only for a short duration and you can catch a glimpse of them at the Mughal Gardens this year along with 135 varieties of roses. Also Read - Delhi Violence: SC Lawyer Files FIR For Immediate Arrest of Tahir Hussain; Death Toll Touches 42 | Highlights
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Flowers in hues of red, purple, white, orange, yellow and pink with lush greenery and water elements such as fountains or sprinklers will greet you at the garden. Spread over 15 acres, the flowers here require about 70 gardeners for their care every day. You will also find a cactus corner and bonsai plants in the garden apart from the beautiful flowers. Before the summer heat begins, pay a visit to the Rashtrapati Bhavan and take a walk in the Mughal Gardens to see these beauties.
The gardens are open for public from 9.30 in the morning to 4 in the evening until March 19, all days of the week except for Mondays. Designed by architect Sir Edwin Lutyens who also designed the Rashtrapati Bhavan and other important landmarks in Delhi, these gardens take inspiration from the Mughal gardens of Agra and Kashmir.
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You will find similar elements in all such gardens that include intricate stonework, water bodies like a pool or fountain and geometric designs. The Mughal Gardens are right behind the Rashtrapati Bhavan and are divided into different sections such as butterfly, rose and terrace garden.
Photographs courtesy: IANS Photos