The Garden Tourism Festival - an annual 3-day festival of flowers is held at the end of the month of February in the 20 acre 'Garden of Five Senses', located at Mehrauli Badarpur road, Said- ul- Ajaib village, Saket, Delhi. Designed by Delhi architect Pradeep Sachdeva, the park was developed by Delhi tourism and opened to public on Feb 2003, and now acts as a prominent cultural centre equipped with restaurants. Several sculptures and figurines, including a replica of Mexican Mayan Labna Arc.are installed in the garden.
A theme based garden planning is the main attraction of this festival. Colourful display of variety of flowers and exotic plants attracts the public. A section of the garden is on the lines of Mughal Gardens, and there are pools of water lilies, bamboo courts, herb gardens and a solar energy park. This is an occasion for the budding and professional horticulturists to exchange their knowledge and ideas. The participation of various Asian countries in the festival, is an added attraction which helps in promoting a closer relationship between Asian cities.
More than 15,000 plants including potted plants, foliage, cut flowers (dahlia, roses, 1,500 varieties of chrysanthemum and ikebana ), medicinal plants, hanging baskets, floral animals, garden equipment, accessories, fresh plants and everything related to the greens are displayed.
During the festival, activities like painting competition for kids, art camp for young artists and cultural programmes based on various themes are also organised. The festival organised by Delhi tourism (DTTDC) is not only a visual feast of flowers, but also a useful meeting ground for gardening enthusiasts, as well as fun and frolic for children of all ages.
Neartest Metro station is Saket (Yellow Line) to reach the garden.
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Air : Delhi is the main gateway city for northern India with a modern airport. All major international airlines in the world fly through Delhi. Indira Gandhi International Airport is located at 23km southwest of Central Delhi and the domestic terminal at Palam is 5km away from the international terminal.
Taxi and coach transfer is available from both International and Domestic Arrivals. Pre-paid Taxi (a service with journey fare paid at the booking counter), air-conditioned and non- air-conditioned coach counters are located immediately outside the customs Hall in International Terminal and outside Baggage Claim area in Domestic Arrivals.
Airport Coach (non-airconditioned) is operated by Delhi Transport Corporation (via Connaught Place and Railway Stations) to Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT), Kashmiri Gate and by Ex- Servicemen's Airlink Transport Service to Connaught Place. The coach covers all major hotels enroute.
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Rail : Delhi is the hub of the Indian Railways network with Express trains to all parts of the country. The city has two major railway stations in New Delhi and Old Delhi. New Delhi station is within walking distance of Connaught Place and Main Delhi station is about 7km from Connaught Place. Delhi offers Express trains to all parts of the country. For the foreigners, tickets are available at the International Tourist Bureau (Ph: 011-3346804), located at New Delhi station. The main ticket office is at the IRCA building on Chelmsford Road, Pahar Ganj, between New Delhi station and Connaught Place.
Shatabdi Express air-conditioned fast tourist train operates to Bhopal (via Agra, Gwalior, Jhansi), Lucknow (via Kanpur) and Chandigarh, provides access to some of the neighboring tourist centres.
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Bus : Buses from all the major places in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are available for getting to Delhi. During the summer months, air-conditioned coaches are recommended. Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) operates special services from railway stations to different parts of the city.
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