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Garden Tourism Festival

Garden Tourism Festival
Place : Delhi
Time: February
Venue : Talkatora Gardens
SCHEDULE 2016
Date: 17.2.2018 - 19.2.2018

The Garden Tourism Festival - an annual 3-day festival of flowers is held at the end of the month February in the ancient Talkatora Gardens at Delhi, which was built by the Mughal Emperor Babar.

A theme based garden planning is the main attraction of this festival. Colourful display of varieties of flowers and exotic plants attracts the public. 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, 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 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.

Contact Address:
Delhi Tourism and Transportation Dev. Corp. Ltd.
18-A, DDA SCO,
Defence Colony
N. Delhi 110 024
Ph: 91-11-  24647005, 24698431, 24618026
Fax : 91-11-24697352, 24610500
E-mail : Contact

How to get there  

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.

Tour Operators

  • Government of India Tourist Office
    88 Janpath
    Ph: 011-23320005/ 23320008
  • Ashok Tours and Travels (ITDC)
    L 1 Connaught Place
    Ph: 011-23719039/ 23325035
  • Delhi Tourism
    Ph: 011-23363607/ 23365358

Tourist Information Services

  1. Government of India Tourist Office
    88 Janpath
    Ph: 011-23320008
  2. Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC)
    Bombay Life Bldg, N-Block Middle Circle, Connaught Place
    Ph: 011-23730416/ 23315322



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