Garden of Five Senses Delhi Timings & Entry Ticket Fee
Delhi has an edge over other metro cities in very many ways. Not just its infrastructural development, but Delhi is also equally popular for its greenery. The gardens and parks in the city make it even more beautiful and soothing. If you want to feel the city to its best, you must visit Garden of Five Senses, Delhi’s biggest and one of the most popular gardens.
Garden Of Five Senses is situated in the heart of the city. Spread over an area of about 20 acres, the park is located in Saidul Ajaib Village, next to Saket and close to Mehrauli heritage area.
The park has been designed by Delhi based architect Pradeep Sachdeva and has been developed by the Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation. An investment of Rs 10.5 crore has gone into the making of this park and it has been developed over a period of three years. It was in February 2003 that Garden of Five Senses was open to the general public.
The park has been interestingly designed with several themes incorporated into one. While a portion of it is built like a rocky terrain, another section of it gives a glimpse of Moghul Gardens. Beautiful Bamboo Courts, solar energy park, herb gardens and pools of water lilies add to the beauty of the place.
The story behind the name
Garden Of Five Senses stands true to its name. It has been meticulously designed to stimulate the five senses of a human being with its attraction and beautiful aura. If you are fond of natural beauty around you, Delhi’s Garden of Five Senses will give you a fair chance to feel, touch, smell, hear and see the best of natural surroundings. Over the years, it has become a prominent cultural venue of the national capital.
In August 2005, the Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation Limited had allowed opening of restaurants and bars after an agreement with ITE India Pvt Ltd. As many as 31 commercial food and craft outlets were allowed to be operated in the premises of Garden Of Five Senses for a tenure of about ten years. The park, now, has several restaurants and liquor serving bars. Not only that, a whole lot of food festivals and cultural activities are organised in this beautiful park throughout the year.
Replica of the Mexican Mayan Labná Arc
Garden of Five Senses in Delhi became an even more interesting destination for tourists after India joined hands with Mexico. To honour the flourishing relationship between the two nations, India unveiled the replica of the Mexican Mayan Labná Arc, which has been put up in this park. This is one of the most artistic gesture from India towards Mexico. This beautiful arch was inaugurated in Garden of Five Senses in 2013. It was on 16th September 2013 that the Mayoress of New Delhi, Sheila Dixit and the Mexican Ambassador Jaime Nualart inaugurated this replica. It was constructed after sourcing stone from Rajasthan, which was quite similar to that of the Puuc region of Yucatán.
This replica of Mexican Mayan Labná Arc was constructed by Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage by some of the most renowned stonecutters of the country, who were put to task. Julio Faesler-Carlisle, Mexican Ambassador to India (2001-2004) had initiated the project and it was funded by private enterprises of both the countries, India and Mexico. Ever since, the arch has been serving as the venue for several cultural events being organised in the city.
Garden of Five senses: The Key Attractions
The entire park is a treat to self but there are certain key attractions that will pull your attention towards them, while you visit the Garden of Five Senses. Here they are:
- Khas Bagh: It is a spiral walkway situated within the park. This garden is patterned quite like the famous Mughal Garden in Rashtrapati Bhavan. One gets to walk alongside the fragrant plants and trees and encounter water cascades on the way.
- Fountain Tree: This unique tree is a sculpture encapsulating the expression of fountains that are lit by fibre optic lighting systems. Besides, there are several well lit fountains that one can enjoy while on a trip to Garden of Five Senses.
Variety of shrubs of flowers planted in unique patterns add colour and life to the small gardens built within the park.
- Food court: This food court not only serves amazing variety of food, but also provides the right kind of ambience to enjoy it. The terraced seating arrangement in the food court add to its beauty and charm.
- Shopping court: While there may not be something unique that you may find in the shopping court of Garden of Five Senses, you will still get some interesting stuff, that you can add in your set of memorabilia.
Some other major attractions of the park include:
- A unique, modern sculpture in stainless steel Bell tree
- Stone crafted elephant troop
- Neel Bagh, that has a water pool with lilies
- Amphitheatre, where the seating area is made of sandstone
- Unique sculptures and murals, that give a character to the park. These are set up around the garden and make for one of the largest collection of public art across the nation.
How to reach:
Garden of Five Senses is located in a prime location of the capital city, which is well connected. Here’s how you can reach to the park:
Metro: The nearest metro station is Saket. After getting down from the metro, one can take an auto or a taxi to reach the Garden of Five Senses.
Bus: The area is well connected by DTC buses too. DTC buses numbering 522SPL, 427, 714 and 47A operation to Garden of Five Senses.
Cab/Taxi/Autos: For those who don’t want to take the pain of travelling in a crowded metro or a bus, Delhi has an amazing network of cabs, taxis and autorickshaws. Use Uber, Ola or Jugnoo apps to order these vehicles or you can call them while on the road too.