Garden of Five Senses
As the name suggests, the garden is meant to enhance, heighten and please all the five senses - such as smell, sight, sound, taste and touch. An amalgamation of fragrance, texture and form engulfs you as you walk into the doors. The blocks of sandstone and an open amphitheatre along with open exhibition area make for the social and leisure space. The stone of the boundary and dome-shaped complex depicts the first architecture of the city. Over 25 murals and sculptures make the Garden one of the largest collections in the public art in India.
Where is the Garden of Five Senses located at?
The garden is located at Said-Ul-Ajaib at the intersection of Mehrauli and Badarpur road.
How can one reach the Garden of Five Senses?
The garden is well-connected with the metro. The nearest Delhi Metro station is Saket. One can also take private cabs and autos to reach there.
Timings of the Garden of Five Senses
April- September: 9 AM to 7 PM
October-March: 9 AM to 6 PM
Please note that ticket selling and entry closes 30 minutes prior to the closing time.
Entry Fees for Garden of Five Senses
The entry fee to the garden is as follows:
The entry for children up to the age of 12 years: Rs. 15
Senior Citizens: Rs. 15
Adults: Rs. 35
The garden of five senses was developed as the capital 's desperate need of a space for recreational and leisure. The project of Delhi Tourism Transportation Development, the garden is spread over 20 acres of land and isn't just meant for the nature walk alone. It is the much-needed space for the artsy and nature-loving folks of Delhi come together and revel in its unparalleled beauty. The stainless-steel birds adorn the slate-clad pillars that are erected around the garden.
Flora at The Garden of Five Senses
Apart from the familiar flowering plants making for an aesthetic display, you could see beds of flowering shrubs and covers including plants like herbs, cacti and bamboo.
The spiral walkway is called the Khas Bagh that resembles the pattern of Mughal Garden. The water fountain cascades through the trails of shrubs and trees. The fibre optic lighting systems lead to the sculpture of the Fountain Tree.
Upstairs is a food court and shopping place. If you aren't hungry or in no mood to shop until now, follow the fragrance to pinwheels and rocks surrounding a sculpture made of stainless steel.
Come a little further and you will be welcomed with a pond of water with lilies and pergola amidst different plants and flowers. This is called Neel Bagh and has several ceramic chimes that spread the mild peals of laughter when they dance to the music of breeze.
It is an excellent venue for photo travellers, tourists and nature loving. If you are looking for a respite from the chaotic city life and need to take a refuge in nature, the Garden of Five Senses is where you should be heading towards. However, if you are there, ensure that you don't litter or pluck flowers.