Garden of Five Senses



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The garden of five senses is not an ordinary park but a place that appeals to people of all age groups. The objective of establishing this garden was to stimulate all the five senses visual (sight), auditory (hear), gustatory (taste), olfactory (smell), and somatosensory (touch), and refreshing one’s soul. And it surely doesn't fail at that. 

Garden of Five Senses is 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.

The garden of five senses was built by Delhi Tourism Transportation Development Corporation with the main goal of offering space for leisure to the people of Delhi and tourists alike. Those who are looking for an amazingly beautiful place to spend some quality time with loved ones amid the shade of nature must visit this park. 

The ideal time to visit Delhi is during the winter or just before the beginning of the winter season preferably in September or October months. 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. For adults, the entrance fee is INR 20. For children and senior citizens, it is INR 10

History of Garden of Five Senses 

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 centre for Delhiites the garden also serves as a venue for 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. 

Major Attractions in and Around Garden of Five Senses

1. The Architecture of Garden of Five Senses

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 flowers. Not only this, but one may also explore the beautiful pool with water lilies, lovely seasonal flowers, climbers, and a lot more.

2. Nature Walk at Garden of Five Senses

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. 

3. Replica of the Mexican Mayan Labna Arc at Garden of Five Senses

To warm up and strengthen the ties with Mexico, a replica of the Mayan Labna Arc has been added to the Garden of Five Senses. The arc was inaugurated in 2013 by the then Mexican Ambassador and the Chief Minister of Delhi. 

Tourists, specifically 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 generate a similar charm and appearance as the one present in Yucatan.

4. Soaring Stainless-Steel Birds

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.

5. Meditate or Indulge in Some Serious Photography at the Garden

Apart from jogging, people often come to the Garden of Five Senses to meditate or perform yoga in the morning. 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.    

6. Relish Delicious Street Food

You cannot afford to 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.     

How to Reach Garden of Five Senses

A vibrant and awe-inspiring park, Garden of Five senses is spread across 20 acres of area on the land of capital city Delhi. The exact location of the park is somewhere near Saidul Ajaib village opposite Saket while in the proximity of Mehrauli Heritage Area. Those who want to witness this incredible beauty should follow the listed below paths. 

By Air

Deboard at the Delhi International Airport. The airport is well-connected with other Indian cities via a good network of flights. Afterward, you can opt for a cab, taxi, metro, auto-rickshaw to further continue your journey of 15 km to reach the garden. 

  • From Kanpur - Board Spicejet flights from Kanpur Airport. The airfares start from INR 2,000-3,000
  • From Lucknow - Board Go Air, Air India, Vistara flights from Lucknow Airport. The airfares start from INR 3,000-4,000
  • From Praygraj - Board IndiGo flights from Prayagraj Airport. The airfares start from INR 3,000-4,000 

By Metro

Saket Metro station offers ease in traveling as it is in the vicinity of the Garden of Five Senses while being located on the yellow line. Once you reach the metro station of Saket, you can either prefer walking or can opt for an e-rickshaw to cover the journey of 2.5 km to the Garden. 

By Train

The Nizamuddin Railway station is the nearest railway station to Garden of Five Senses. So, just book a train ticket from your city to Nizamuddin station as it has overall good train connectivity with other cities. From the station, you will need to cover a total distance of about 10-15 km to reach the garden. 

By Road

Depending upon your location, you can also consider reaching here by road networks. From the nearby cities and destinations, you can easily book a cab or some other means of public transport to reach your destination. 

  • Faridabad - 20-25 km via Chennai-Delhi Highway
  • Meerut - 80-90 km via NH34
  • Aligarh - 140 km via Taj Express Highway 

Make sure you pay a visit to this garden from 9 am to 7 pm in the months of April and September. If you are visiting it anywhere from October to March, then 9 am to 6 pm can be the best time to explore it.

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