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The Garden Of Five Senses, Delhi

Location: In Said-ul-Ajaib Village, situated near Mahavirsthal on the Mehrauli-Badarpur Road
Time to Visit: Open on all days
Timings: 6.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m
Photography charges: nil
How to Reach: Tourists can either take local buses from various points within the city to reach the garden or they can hire auto-rickshaws and taxis or metro rail.
Nearest Railway Station: Nizamuddin Railway Station
Nearest Metro Station: Saket
Functional Metro Station: Saket
Nearest International Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport
Time required for sightseeing: 1 Hour

Location Of Garden Of Five Senses

Located in Said-Ul-Azaib Village, close to the Mehrauli Heritage area, The Garden of Five Senses is an attractive park developed by Delhi Tourism Development Corporation. Visitors can relax, enjoy the park's amenities and take a break from the daily routine of their hectic lives, as well as develop a greater sensitivity to the environment. Inaugurated in February 2003, The Garden Of Five Senses is designed to stimulate our five senses with its beauty and attractions and give us a chance to touch, smell, hear and see our natural surroundings. The Garden serves as one of the prominent cultural venues of the capital, as programs are organized here round the year.

Prime Attractions Of Garden Of Five Senses

Though the 20-acre garden has numerous attractions, however the prime attractions of the park are The Khas Bagh, a beautiful garden, Food and Shopping Court, Neel Bagh, Color Gardens, the Courts of Specimen Plants, amazing sculptures and the interesting Solar Energy Park.

Khas Bagh is developed on the pattern of Mughal Gardens though with a series of modern water channels and fountains, some fitted with a lighting system enhancing the whole beauty of the garden. Walking the spiral walkway will lead to The Food as well as The Shopping Court where visitors can taste the different delicacies and shop for unique curios. Then there is awe-inspiring Neel Bagh, a pool of water lilies, surrounded by a bower like structure covered with colorful plants. There are also numerous wind chimes in the park, which add to the ambience with their tinkling sound.

Further attractions are the Color Gardens and The Courts of Specimen Plants; the former is an extraordinary collection and combination of ordinary flowering shrubs and ground covers while the latter is a display of rare species of plants and herbs. The not-to-be-missed features of the garden are the twenty-five different sculptures and murals by the popular craftsmen and artisans of India and The Solar Energy Park. The Solar Park was set up with the assistance of the Ministry of Non-conventional Renewable Energy Sources with the aim of promoting awareness about renewable sources of energy. The main exhibits of the solar park are the two solar-powered Buses, Bicycles, Cars, and a Computer, among other things.

A visit to the Garden of Five Senses is sure to leave you feeling quite refreshed. The sight of the plants and flowers, the sound of the melodious wind chimes, the aroma and taste of different cuisine and the feel of the sun-warmed rocks and stone benches in the amphitheatre, where you can sit and rest after a tour of the park, will leave your senses feeling pleasantly fulfilled.

Special Attractions/ Annual Events

Various festivals are held here from time to time which attracts a horde of visitors. However, the garden is in itself a beauty and can be visited on any fine day. The Garden Tourism Festival, Food Festivals, Different Melas, Dandiya Festivals and other cultural programs are held here at different times. For informations related to festivals and cultural programmes, check with local authority.

Places To See Near Garden Of Five Senses

The Places To See near Garden Of Five Senses are Khirki Masjid, Kalkaji Temple, Lotus Temple, Nizamuddin's Shrine and Chirag Dehlvi's Dargah

Places to Eat Near Garden Of Five Senses

The Places To Eat Near Garden Of Five Senses are Food Court of The Garden, Mc Donalds, Nirula's, Nescafe, Barista and many popular food joints in PVR Saket Complex and Malviya Nagar Market, Hotel Park Royal, Karim's, Supper Factory and Salims in Kailash Colony Market, Mc Donald's and sophisticated eating joints in Greater Kailash-1's Market, many good food joints in Nehru place including the likes of Nathu's, Domino's Pizza, many good restaurants in Panchsheel Market, Kalkaji Market and C. R. Park markets.

Shopping Venues Near Garden Of Five Senses

The Shopping Venues Near Garden Of Five Senses are Saket Market, Nehru Place (electronic items), Kalkaji Market and C.R. Park Market (residential markets), Greater Kailash - 1 Market (garments)

Last Updated On: 2011/07/01