The Mughal Gardens in the Rashtrapati Bhavan will be open for public from February 13, the Rashtrapati Bhavan in a statement said on Thursday. 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.
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. 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. Besides the Mughal Gardens, visitors will also be allowed in the Rashtrapati Bhavan and Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum. Visitors will also be able to witness the Change of Guard Ceremony. As a precautionary measure, walk-in entry will not be available this year, 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. A maximum of five visitors can be registered in a single booking. Only one booking allowed from one mobile number.