The garden of five senses is not an ordinary park but a place that appeals to people from all age groups. The garden stimulates all the five senses visual (sight), auditory (hear), gustatory (taste), olfactory (smell) and somatosensory (touch) and refreshes one’s soul. It has been spread in an area of 20 acres with many theme parks, some of the most popular ones are a solar park, a herb garden, a pool of water lilies, an amphitheater, a food court, rock carvings, and rock structures. The garden offers a calming escape from the hustle-bustle of the busy and monotonous city life and is one of the most visited places in Delhi both by locals and tourists.
Located in Saidul Ajaib village near Mehrauli in Delhi, this garden was inaugurated in 2003 in the month of February. The garden was developed by Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation, whereas its design was conceptualized by a Delhi-based architect named Pradeep Sachdeva.
Apart from being a spiritual and rejuvenation center for Delhiites the garden also serves as a venue to several cultural programs, food festivals and fairs from time to time. Along with these festivals, a Garden Tourism Festival is organized every year here by the Delhi Government.
The garden is divided into a few parts, once you step in, on the right you’d explore Khas Bagh that is occupied with lush green plants, free-flowing cascades of the flowers. Not only this, but one may also explore the beautiful pool with water lilies, lovely seasonal flowers, climbers, and a lot more.
Being present at the Garden of Five Senses offers you the opportunity to admire the lush green trees, and walk amidst them. Locals who live nearby regularly come for morning and evening walks in the park. The fine and astonishing architecture of the Mughals, wonderful boundary walls, and the dome-shaped office all in the lap of nature will certainly steal your heart.
To warm up and strengthen the ties with Mexico, a replica of Mayan Labna Arc has been added to the Garden of Five Senses. The arc was inaugurated in 2013 by the then Mexican Ambassador to India and the Chief Minister of Delhi.
Tourists, specifically the Mexican tourists, often appreciate the replica of Labna in Mexico when they witness it at the Garden of Five Senses. The arc was constructed by the Indian National Trust and Cultural Heritage and was carved with beautiful stones. The stones were imported from Rajasthan and generates a similar charm and appearance as the one present in Yucatan.
Explore the stainless steel birds that are designed on slate clad pillars, a site where you can view an expansive plaza that is set on the natural slope of the site which is all designed in the spiral walkway. Along these lines, admire the troop of elephants, designed in the carved stone, enjoying in the water bath.
People often come to the Garden of Five Senses to meditate or perform yoga in the morning apart from walking or jogging at the park. The calming and peaceful vibes of the garden are apt to indulge in self-realization, meditation or introspection. If meditation is not your thing then you may also indulge in some serious nature photography.
If in Delhi, one must not go back without tasting the true flavor of Delhi which lies in its street food. The street food of Delhi offers a wide variety of snacks that are a mix of spiciness, and sweetness. Chole Bhature, Dahi Bhalle, Aloo Puri, Aloo Chat, Daulat ki Chaat, and Moth Kachori are a few street foods that one must try.
The ideal time to visit Delhi is during the winter or just before the beginning of the winter season preferably in September or October. During this time the weather is great and appropriate to explore the city. The garden remains open on all days of the week between 9 AM to 6 PM.
By Road. In case you are planning to travel to Delhi by roadways then you have to cover 280, 260, and 2,100 km from Chandigarh, Jaipur, and Bengaluru respectively. Also, if you are commuting from Kolkata or Mumbai, you will have to cover a distance of 1,400 km. One may enjoy sightseeing on the road journey to Delhi and enjoy the warm hospitality of the roadside dhabas.
By Rail. Nizamuddin railway station is the nearest station to reach the garden. The station is approximately 15km away and requires 40 minutes of traveling via taxi, bus or an auto. Nizamuddin station is well-connected to all the metropolitan cities of India such as Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru.
By Air. IGI airport is nearest to the Garden of five senses. From the airport, one has to cover a distance of approx. 17km to reach the garden via Vasant Kunj marg or Abdul Gaffar Khan Marg. IGI airport is one of the busiest airports in India that receives domestic flights from every part of India and international flights from across the globe.
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