New Delhi: The Mughal Gardens will be open for public from February 13, the Rashtrapati Bhavan in a statement said on Thursday.
Visitors will be allowed in the sprawling garden, which boasts of thousands of flowers and plants, ranging from roses, daisies to lilies, throughout the week, barring Mondays.
The visitors will be allowed in the Mughal Gardens from Saturday only through advance online booking. It will remain open from 10 am to 5 pm.
President Ram Nath Kovind will open the annual “Udyanotsav” of the Rashtrapati Bhavan on February 13, the statement said.
“The Mughal Gardens will remain open for the general public from February 13, 2021 to March 21, 2021 (except on Mondays which are maintenance days) between 1000 hrs to 1700 hrs,” it said.
“Each slot can accommodate a maximum of 100 persons. During the tour, visitors have to follow Covid-19 protocols such as wearing mask, maintaining social distancing. They will have to undergo thermal screening at entry point. People vulnerable to Covid-19 are discouraged for the tour,” the statement said.
Here’s how you can book tickets:
> The Mughal Gardens will be open from February 13 to March 21. The garden will remain closed every Monday.
> Gate no 35 of Rashtrapati Bhavan on North Avenue Road is marked for the entry to the garden.
> No charge is levied on visitors’ entry to the Mughal Gardens during the Udyanotsav on Friday.
> For online booking, one can visit the President of India website- https://presidentofindia.gov.in/ and click on the Mughal Gardens link.
> Booking can also be done on Rashtrapati Sachivalaya website- https://rashtrapatisachivalaya.gov.in and following explore and tour link.
> A maximum of five visitors can be registered in a single booking. Only one booking allowed from one mobile number.
> Booking for the visit date shall be done seven days in advance and booking for the date closes a day before the required visit date.
> The visiting hours for the public have been divided into seven slots, each for an hour duration, between 10am and 5pm. The slots begin from 10amand the last entry is at 4pm.
> Maximum 100 visitors are allowed per slot.
> People below 10 years of age and above 65 years of age are not permitted to visit.
> Visitors need to carry the visitors pass for the entry, either in print or digital format, apart from an identity card.
> Mobile phones need to be switched off in the premises. But if the entry pass is stored on mobile, then the visitors will have to switch off the phones after check-in.
> Due to the coronavirus pandemic, before the entry, the visitors are required to provide an undertaking at the time of online booking. The undertaking should detail that the visitors are non-resident of any containment zone; they are not suffering from any fever, cough and any respiratory disease; not been under quarantine in the last three weeks and have neither tested Covid-19 positive in the last three weeks.
> Visitors need to strictly adhere to the Covid safety protocol set by the government.
> Eatables, paan, gutka, cigarette, backpack, camera and video camera are not permitted inside the garden.