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Garden of Five Senses, a relaxing location to explore in the city of Delhi

How about starting a spanking winter sunup or spending a restful dusk with an overwhelming natural surrounding? Sounds amazing, isn’t it? The Garden of Five Senses is one such beautiful location, which is developed by DTTDC (Delhi Tourism Transportation Development Corporation). Located around 2kms away from the heritage area of Qutub Minar, the Garden of Five Senses has a sheer blend of colour, fragrance and texture. This is not just a park. The garden is also known for various activities like exploration, cultural events and public interaction here. With expanse of almost 20 acre areas, the Garden of Five Senses was established in 2003. It is said that the Garden of Five Senses is a replica of Labná Arch, Mexico, which is designed as a gesture of goodwill. The name of the garden signifies a gratifying prayer for the gift of sight, sound, touch, smell and flavour, which is an amalgamation of colour, texture, form and fragrance.

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The key purpose behind bringing the Garden of Five Senses into practice was to meet up the requirements of the city in terms of leisure and healthy natural environs. Existence of such specious garden area adds life to the populace of this tiring city. The majestic rocks and lush meadows inside the garden attracts plenty of visitors every day to sense the liveliness of environment.

If you visit here in early dawn, you will find many stainless-steel birds on the mounting pillars all set to welcome you to the park. The Garden of Five Senses is alienated into diverse areas. One side of the corkscrew walkway to the garden reveals the Mughal patterned garden and Neel Baagh (pool of water with lilies). A picturesque vista of soothing cascades and aromatic bushes takes you to a new level of thoughts inside the park. Trekking ahead, the central axis leads to a sequence of fountains, which looks more eye-catching once lit up after dusk.

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Other side of the alley is a sheer blend of food and shopping court. Numbers of terraces are catered near the food court in sequence for seating purpose. The more you get inside the garden area, the greater you can explore a beautiful composition of earthenware chime and affluence of plants. A mingle of plants like Geranium, Bamboo, Calendula, Kalpa Vriksh and Rudraksha are some key magnetisms of the garden. Presence of these rarely seen species in a city like Delhi is something over jubilant for the visitors.

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Moving rear the garden area will surprise you with an open space, which is for undergoing various cultural programmes and exhibitions like natural walk, Yoga camps, garden fiesta and art workshops. Most of the artworks you see here are lively, which makes the garden more interactive to the visitors. You can explore some of the stunning murals and sculptures in the garden that makes it one of the largest collections of public art in India. The exhilarating track of the fragrance takes you towards a pebbly edge to the north that will make you overhear the whispering secrets of the breeze around.

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The key magnetism of Garden of Five Senses

The garden is well-blessed with natural exquisiteness. You can have an overwhelming natural panorama in this garden premise, which includes:

  • Gorgeous undergrowth of flora around the garden
  • Khas Bagh
  • Flourishing fountain
  • Water cascades
  • Food and shopping court with terraced seating arrangements
  • Contemporary sculpture in stainless steel
  • Galore of rarely species of plants
  • Stone crafted elephant troop
  • Neel Bagh
  • Stone made amphitheatre for various cultural programmes
  • Unique murals and sculptures

Interesting fact about Garden of Five Senses

In 2004, the Garden of Five Senses was featured in the Limca Book of Records with its unique Solar Energy exhibitions like solar powered bicycles, cars and buses. Since then the Solar Energy Park turned to one of the key tourist pullers in Delhi.

Timings:

  Months Time
Summer April to September 9 AM to 7 PM
Winter October to March 9 AM to 6 PM

 Entry Fees:

Category Fare
Adult ₹30
Child (till 12 years) ₹10
Senior Citizen ₹10
Handicapped Free

Getting There

By Road

You can reach there by various modes of transport. If you are already in the city, you can book a cab or take an auto-rickshaw or travel by DTC (Delhi Transport Corporation) Bus. Some of the buses that will take to the Saidulajab bus stand are 680,500,427,501, 512, 522A, 534. Saidulajab is in Saket, which is merely 1.2Kms away from the Garden of Five Senses. From Saidulajab, you will get auto-rickshaw.

If you are planning to reach there by metro, you need to take the Yellow Line Metro, which will reach you till Saket Metro Station. From Saket Metro Station, its around 2.7Kms distance that can be completed by Auto-rickshaw in 10 minutes.

In addition, by road Delhi is well-connected to other major places like Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. If you are travelling there in summer, it is advisable to travel by air-conditioned coaches.

By Train

Delhi is well-connected with all the major parts of the country through its two important railway stations situated in New Delhi and Old Delhi. From there you will get many cars or cabs that will take you to the Garden of Five Senses. The distance between New Delhi Railway Station and Garden of Five Senses is somewhere around 18kms. You can also take metro from Rajiv Chowk (adjacent to New Delhi Railway Station) and travel till Saket metro station. From here, you will get cars or auto-rickshaw to travel till the Garden of Five Senses.

 By Air

Being the threshold to northern India, Delhi connects all the major cities of India through Indira Gandhi International Airport, which is nearly 23kms southwest of Central Delhi. You will get many private cars and cabs from the airport premises that will take you till Garden of Five Senses.

Nearby attractions

If you happen to be at the Garden of Five Senses, some nearby tourist pulling sites are also there that you must visit. Here is a glimpse of these interesting sites:

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Balban’s Tomb: Located merely 4kms away from the garden via NH148A, Balban’s Tomb is a historical monument in Delhi that you can try. Visitors flock here to witness this ancient tomb and its ruins. People here believe that it is the first dome built in India. Balban’s Tomb was named from a Turkic ruler of Delhi Sultanate, called Ghiyas ud din Balban. You can see the leftovers of medieval settlement around the tomb. If you scale some of the vintage points, a picturesque vista of Qutub Minar will amaze your presence here.

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Qutub Minar: Nothing could be as remorseful as leaving the Garden of Five Senses without visiting Qutub Minar, which is located in Mehrauli, merely 2.4kms away from the garden. Qutb Minar is famed as the world’s tallest brick minaret. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site today, and one of the momentous tourist pullers in Delhi. The tallest brick minaret is delimited by many iconic historical monuments like Iron Pillar, Tomb of Imam Zamin, Alai Darwaza and Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque. Visiting Qutb Minar will give you an opportunity to explore the historical side of India.

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Arts of the Earth: It is one more nearby attractions to the visitors. Arts of the Earth is famed for its cultural and craft showcase. The collections of nation’s traditional sculptures, murals, pottery, textiles, trinkets and melodic instruments will reach you to a different zone of allure here. Located in Lado Sarai, this exciting art gallery is around 1.9kms away from the garden via Westend Marg and Old M B Road. Nearby metro stations to this art gallery are Saket and Malviya Nagar. The opening hours to this gallery of arts are between 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM. However, on Sunday, you can visit here between 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

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Select Citywalk: Having done with exploring some of the prehistoric monuments, if you feel like to make your short-trip more exciting, Select Citywalk is one such stimulating destination for you. Located in Saket, Select Citywalk is somewhere around 4kms from the Garden of Five Senses. You will get many auto-rickshaws or cabs to reach here from the garden area. Select Citywalk is one of the biggest malls where lot many things are there for you. Starting from the branded apparels and food chain stores, you will get giant screens movie theatre for amusement purpose. On the eve of Christmas and New Year, many musical shows are organized in the mall premises.

Nearby places to stay

Finding a comfortable place to stay is one of the prime concerns for every visitor. Plenty of hotels are there near the Garden of Five Senses. Some of these are listed as follows:

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#Sheraton New Delhi

District Centre, Saket,

New Delhi 110017, India

2.3 kms from Garden of Five Senses

#The Vishraam

Plot No.1 Khasra 262 West End Marg ,

 M.B. Road, Lane No. 4, Said-ul-Azaib,

New Delhi 110030, India

0.8 kms from Garden of Five Senses

 

#Hotel Royal Castle

B – 364, New Delhi 110048, India

1.4 kms from Garden of Five Senses

#Trinity Art Hotel

E, New Delhi 110017, India

1.4 kms from Garden of Five Senses

 

#Silver Ferns Hotel

31-32, Community Centre Saket

 Saket, New Delhi 110017, India

1.5 kms from Garden of Five Senses

 

#Tivoli Garden Resort Hotel

Chattarpur Mandir Road

Near Chattarpur Metro Station,

New Delhi 110074, India

2.2 kms from Garden of Five Senses

 

#Sage Hotel

4 Navjeevan Vihar,

New Delhi 110017, India

2.2 kms from Garden of Five Senses

 

#Qutub Residency

81 Qutub Residency

Aurobindo Marg Adchini

New Delhi 110017, India

2.5 kms from Garden of Five Senses

 

#Hilton Garden Inn New Delhi / Saket

A4 DLF Place, Saket District Centre,

New Delhi 110017, India

2.6 kms from Garden of Five Senses

So, if you are still running short of an effectual plan where to rove around the city, visiting Garden of Five Senses has the answer for you.

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