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Mughal Gardens to open for public from Saturday, visitors must book online

The Mughal Gardens will open for public from Saturday and visitors will be allowed to see it only through advance online booking, according to a statement issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.

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Mughal Gardens | Rashtrapati Bhavan

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Tulips in full bloom at the Mughal Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi
Tulips in full bloom at the Mughal Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi

The will open for public from Saturday and visitors will be allowed to see it only through advance online booking, according to a statement issued by the on Thursday.

President Ram Nath Kovind will open the annual "Udyanotsav" of the on February 12, it said.

"The 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," the statement said.

As a precautionary measure, walk-in entry will not be available this year, it said.

Visitors will be allowed to see the only through advance online booking, the statement said.

Booking can be made on https://rashtrapatisachivalaya.gov.in or https://rb.nic.in/rbvisit/visit_plan.aspx.

Seven pre-booked hourly slots will be available between 1000 hrs and 1700 hrs, it said, adding that the last entry will be at 1600 hrs.

"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.

Entry and exit for all visitors will be from gate no 35 of the President's Estate, close to where North Avenue meets Rashtrapati Bhavan, it said.

Visitors are requested not to bring any water bottles, briefcases, handbags/purses, cameras, radios/transistors, boxes, umbrellas, eatables, the statement said.

Arrangements of hand sanitiser, drinking water, toilets, first aid/ medical facility are provided at various places along the public route, it said.

Apart from the annual opening of the Mughal Gardens, people can visit the and the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum as well as witness the Change of Guard Ceremony, it said.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Thu, February 11 2021. 19:37 IST
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