New Delhi, Feb 4 : President Ram Nath Kovind opened the annual “Udyanotsav” of Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday. The Mughal Gardens will remain open for the general public from February 5, 2020 to March 8, 2020 (except on Mondays which are maintenance days) between 1000 hrs and 1600 hrs. The Gardens will remain closed on February 8, 2020 (Saturday) on account of election to the Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi.
In addition to the direct walk-in entry like previous years, visitors can plan their visit to the Gardens through online booking facility. Online booking can be done by visiting https://rashtrapatisachivalaya.gov.in and following ‘Explore and Tour’ link. Online booking link is also available at https://rb.nic.in/rbvisit/visit_plan.aspx. Both direct walk-in entry and online booking are free of cost.
The online booking facility - available seven days in advance - has been divided into seven hourly slots starting from 1000 hrs to 1600 hrs on weekdays (Tuesday to Friday) and three hourly slots - 1000, 1100 and 1200 hrs on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) and on holidays. Each hourly slot on weekdays and weekends/holidays has slot for 1,000 and 2,500 visitors respectively.
A maximum of 10 visitors can be booked in a single booking for weekday’s visit while maximum 5 visitors can be booked in a single booking for visit during weekend and holidays. Mobile number is mandatory for online booking and only one booking is permitted from one mobile number.
Visitors who have booked online need to carry visitor entry pass (paper print or mobile pass) along with identity card. Entry and exit for all online/walk-in visitors will be from Gate No. 35 of the President’s Estate, close to where North Avenue meets Rashtrapati Bhavan. However, there will be separate entry/queue for online visitors. (UNI)