Garden of Five Senses

Visitor Information

  • Famous for: floral arrangements, nature, photography
  • Entrance Fee: 30- Adult, Rs.10- Children and Senior Citizens
  • Visiting Time: 9AM to 7PM
  • Visit Duration: 3 to 4 hours

Amidst the rushing vehicles and the busy schedule of the metro life, don’t we sometimes need to unwind a bit? I guess we really do need to socialize more because it really does help people to get in touch with each other. Well, a metro city like Delhi does have its rush, but it also keeps safe haven for all those who want to get away from the madness of the city.

Garden Of Five Senses
Photo by Os Rúpias, CC BY-ND 2.0

Traveller Tips

  • Carry your ID proofs with you, so that there won’t be any inconveniences.
  • Make sure you have packed the necessary medicines. This is particularly important if you are travelling with your family.
  • It is your responsibility to keep your environment safe. So, the Garden is a strict plastic free zone and under no circumstance should you litter the place.
  • You need your camera; otherwise you will miss out the chance to click some beautiful views. The floral arrangements of the Garden are known for their rare and elegant beauty.
  • Always choose your wardrobe wisely. Wear comfortable clothes so that you can move freely. You don’t want your clothes to restrict you in your explorations.

Things to Do

  • Now the Garden of Senses can host any and every event. Whether it is a sweet sixteen party, an open discussion forum, a residence association meeting or a social protest the Garden can accommodate all. Just make sure that you consult with the tourism office prior to your event.
  • The Garden is perfect for a nice long morning or evening walk. The floral arrangements and the water dancing inside the fountains, coupled with the chirping of the birds are indeed a beautiful sight.
  • Plan the perfect picnic for your family amidst the beautiful groves and greens of the Park.
  • Just take a bike and explore the park on your own. Trust me it is worth it.

Availability of Guides

The Nation’s capital will never be short on guides. You can quite easily avail them right off from the streets in Delhi. But I would not advise this as there is a high chance of inconveniences later on. If you are in Delhi as part of a tour program then it is always wise to consult with your tour agency. Finding you the perfect guide is their responsibility. Or you can directly hire a guide who is registered with the official tourism department at Delhi. While travelling in stranger lands you need someone who is trustworthy and dependable.

Best Time to Visit

The summer heat in Delhi is scorching but one good thing about this is that people begin to retreat during this time of the year. The place would be less crowded and you can enjoy the place in all its beauty without any rush. But if you insist on the best climate to visit Delhi, then I guess it would be from July to October. This way you avoid the scorching heat and the jittering cold of Delhi; a perfect balance between the heat and the cold.

How to Reach

Delhi is a metro city. So, you don’t need me to tell you that the city is well connected with other places in the country. If you are travelling by air, then better get down at New Delhi International Airport. If you have chosen the rails then I guess you have quite a lot of options. The Saket Metro Station is a fine choice and there is hardly any distance between the Garden and the station. The H Nizamuddin Railway Station is an only a few kilometres away from the Garden and you can easily hire a rickshaw or a cab to cover the distance to the Garden.

Interesting Facts and Trivia about Garden of Five Senses

  • In the quaint little village of Saidul Ajaib, lays a beautiful garden sprawling over 25 acres of land.
  • The Garden of Five Senses is the brain child of Delhi Tourism Development Corporation and was skilfully crafted with the able hands of Pradeep Sachdeva.
  • Strewn with several restaurants, you can indulge in local as well as international cuisines at the Garden of Five Senses.
  • The place is a strictly plastic free zone. So, make sure you don’t have any plastics. Even if you do, properly deposit it in the waste bin.
  • Did you have any idea that a portion of the garden is quite the replica of the Mughal Gardens at the Rashtrapati Bhavan?
  • Complete with narrow winding pathways, lush groves and dells together coupled with small ponds and water fountains, the Garden of five senses is definitely a change from the metro life.
Garden Of Five Senses Delhi
Photo by Kprateek88, CC BY-SA 3.0

Nearby Attractions

  • Purana Qila,
  • Qutub Complex
  • Mehrauli Pillar Inscription
  • Lal Quila
  • Akshardham
  • The India Gate
  • Raj Ghat
  • Mughal Gardens
  • Rashtrapathi Bhavan

Nearby Restaurants

  • Harem Meeza
  • FIO’s
  • The Mansion
  • Sandwich House
  • The Mansion- Garden Café
  • Sandwich House
  • Pind Balluchi
  • The Nest

If you have ever wondered why the Garden is known as the Garden of Five senses then I guess you won’t entertain that doubt if you visit the place at least once in your life. The Garden teases your five senses all at once with its beautifully crafted scenic abundance. A prestigious project of Delhi Tourism, the Garden stands high with pride. It is, no doubt the perfect place to escape from the hectic rush of life.

About Rohit

An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a curious traveller, seeking out the minutest detail about the places he travels to, and that’s what one will find in his writings. His writings have appeared in various blogs, he’s currently trying to bring forth as many different places a traveller who shares the same level of curiosity like him would like to visit through his writings.

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