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Delhi’s Mughal Gardens, which open for a couple of weeks annually, are now open for the public. Locals and tourists alike wait an entire year just to take in the mesmerising beauty of these gardens.

Here’s all you need to know about the gardens, how to get there and everything in between before planning your itinerary.

The Mughal Gardens beautifully encapsulate the aura of the lush valleys of Jammu and Kashmir. You can visit the gardens from 9 am to 3 pm on weekdays, and on an hourly basis from 9 am, 10 am and 11 am on the weekends and holidays. You can pay a visit to the gardens till March 10, meaning you have plenty of time to take in everything it has to offer.

The gardens are just a short walk from Central Secretariat. One of the best things about the gardens, apart from the garden, happens to be the entry fee. You can visit without shelling out a penny, so feel free to head over even if you’re on a tight budget.

So you’ve planned the dates and times, now here’s what you have to keep in mind. The park has tight security and a list of restricted items. The park authorities will definitely not let you in if you have a water bottle, fast food, a handbag, a camera, a radio or other similar products.

In case you’re wondering what’s so special about the garden, well, there's a lot. The complex houses six gardens of varying specialities. A rectangular garden, a long garden, a circular garden, a herbal garden, a musical garden and even a spiritual garden. Each of the gardens has something unique and interesting to offer visitors to make for a memorable trip.

The Central Lawn of the Rectangular Garden is usually the main venue for annual ceremonies hosted by the President of India. The gardens are put to use on Republic Day and Independence Day. The place has a distinct aura about it that gives it a sense of supremacy and royalty.

The Long Garden has 12 feet high walls that are covered with a plethora of creepers such as flame vine, trumpet vine and Jasmine, all of which add to the aromas of the garden. This is perhaps the most unique garden in the complex, in terms of flora.

The Circular Garden, on the other hand is more for aesthetic purposes. It has a bubble fountain within a circular pond that forms the centre of the garden. The pond is adorned with Lotus flowers and is edged with a variety of different plants. Additionally, there is a unit is installed next to the garden for distillation of essential oils of aromatic and herbal plants.

For a more cathartic experience, pay a visit to The Herbal Garden. It was established in 2002 by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. The garden has over 30 medicinal and aromatic plants each of which can be used in the fields of medicine and ayurveda. The herbs present here are also made available for use in different Unani therapies for the AWC.

Perhaps the most eye catching and colourful of all the parks, the Spiritual park will leave you stunned as you walk in through the gates. The garden has as many as 40 different plants and trees. These include Khair, Bamboo, Sandalwood, Heena, Sita Ashoka, Paras Peepal, Fig, Date palms, Krishna Burgad and Shami amongst others. A pond was added to the park in 2015 which gave it a more therapeutic and out of the world aura.

In case you’re looking for a very unique experience, the Musical Garden is where you have to be. The Garden has three large water fountains that have synchronized water spurts with the music, providing for an extremely mesmerising experience.

The mughal gardens in Delhi are opening soon and it’s the perfect dose of nature over the course of this month. SInce there are 6 gardens to explore, you can visit the garden more than once. What’s even better is that entry is free, meaning you and your friends have nothing to worry about.

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