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                      Layout & Design                  enerally, every flower lover would agree that February-March is the ideal time
                        Mohd. Iqbal                    to be in Delhi to enjoy the beauty of flowers of various hues and shapes in the
                       Faiyaz Ahmad              Ggardens, parks, traffic rounds, along footpaths and so on. Many flower shows are
                                                 held at this time of the year, drawing large crowds. The biggest attraction undoubtedly
                        Head Office              is	the	annual	Udyan	Utsav	in	the	iconic	Mughal	Gardens	in	Rashtrapati	Bhavan	kept
                 New Delhi: +1-11-233 /
                    110 / 2          open the general public for one whole month.
               E-mail: MediaTodayMails@gmail.com    Lakhs	of	people	throng	the	gardens	during	the	Utsav,	which	remained	open	this
                                                 year till March 6 after it was inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind.The closure
                   Other Business Offices        date	for	the	public	was	advanced	by	three	days	this	time	as	the	preparations	were	going
                         Mumbai                  on the President’s House for hosting the International Solar Alliance Summit. Last year
                        02033               the Utsav received a footfall of over 7 lakh people.
                   mtpl.mumbai@gmail.com            The floral extravaganza provided a feast to the eyes, but the focus this time was on
                                                 two sections – tulips and roses. About 10,000 tulip bulbs in eight varieties of different
                          Pune
                        881133               colours	were	imported	from	the	Netherlands	–	the	Land	of	Tulips	–	for	planting	in	the
                    mtpl.pune@gmail.com          Mughal Gardens. The varieties were so chosen that the blooming was spread out all
                                                 through the Utsav period. As for roses, there were more than 250 varieties displaying
                         Chennai                 various hues. The most popular ones among them were green and black roses.
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                 mediatodaychennai@gmail.com        The	 gardens,	 situated	 at	 the	 back	 of	 the	 Rashtrapati	 Bhavan,	 present	 a	 blend	 of
                                                 Mughal and English landscaping styles. The garden complex was designed by Sir Edwin
                                                 Lutyens in 1917.
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                   MEDIA TODAY PVT. LTD.            Flower carpets in magnificent designs on display at the Central Lawns showed the
              J-3, Paryavaran Complex, Neb Sarai,   skill and craft of the gardeners. The dominant colour scheme of this year’s ornamental
              IGNOU Road, New Delhi-11008, India  flowers was a combination of yellow, red, orange and white.
                   Phone : 1-11-233 /         The  beautiful  lawns  sported  ‘doob’  grass,  rich  in  medicinal  and  health  benefits,
                    110 / 2          brought from Belvedere Estate in Kolkata. Adding to the beauty of the garden are six
               E-mail: FloricultureToday@gmail.com  lotus- shaped fountains of a height of up to 12 feet.
                   Web. : www.mediatoday.in         The	most	popular	spots	in	the	garden	are	Spiritual	Garden,	Cactus	Corner,	Herbal
                                                 Garden,	musical	fountarins	that	play	to	the	tunes	of	Shenai	and	Vande	Mataram	of	a
                       Subscription              pre-recorded digital device, and a Bonsai garden housing the best collection of Bonsai.
              India : 1 Year Rs. 1000/- by Normal Post  The	Utsav	kept	one	day	exclusively	for	special	category	visitors	–	farmers,	differently-
                        Rs. 1300/- by Courier
                2 Years Rs. 180/- by Normal Post  abled  persons,  defence  and  paramilitary  forces  and  Delhi  police.  For  the  visually-
                        Rs. 20/- by Courier    impaired people, there was Tactile Garden, comprising plants having a specific texture
                   Overseas:   US$ 120 for 1 Year                                and fragrance that can be easily identified through touch and feel.
                          US$ 230 for 2 Years       Of	course,	everyone	knows	about	the	beauty	of	the	Mughal	Garden	in	the	Rashtrapati
                      Single Copy  in India : Rs. 100/-  Bhawan,	but	not	many	know	about	another	Mughal	Garden	in	heart	of	Delhi	that	was
                   Single Copy Cost for Overseas : US$10  lost through neglect and ravages of time. The 16th century garden complex has now been
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                                                 renovated and has stared blooming. The 36- hectare garden has been re-created and its
                                                 crumbling monuments restored with the help of Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Some of
                 Printed, published and owned by  the	old	tombs	in	the	complex	were	collapsing	but	conservation	efforts	in	the	last	few
                 Syed Mohammad Baqar Naqvi,      years have helped to restore them. The complex has secured UNESCO world heritage
                 Printed at Sonu Printer, B-180,  status. The garden is part of the historic complex that surrounds the Humayun’s tomb.
                     Okhla Industrial Area
                 Ph-I, New Delhi - 110 020, and  When the Aga Khan Trust for Culture opened its offices near the complex, the whole
                 Published from A-, 1  Floor,  place was in a bad shape. Now the garden has a lake, well-maintained lawns, marble
                                  st
                   Freedom Fighter Enclave,      fountains and attractive flower beds.
                        Neb Sarai,                  The garden has started drawing visitors in sizeable numbers.
                   New Delhi-11008 (INDIA)
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