Garden of Five Senses

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Coordinates: 28°30′48″N 77°11′53″E / 28.513342°N 77.197993°E / 28.513342; 77.197993

A Modern Art Sculpture in Garden of Five Senses, Delhi

The Garden of Five Senses is a park spread over 20 acres, in Saidul Ajaib village, opposite Saket, near the Mehrauli heritage area in Delhi, India. Designed by Delhi architect, Pradeep Sachdeva, the park was developed by Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTDC), Government of Delhi at a cost of Rs 10.5 crore (150,000,000 rupees), over a period of three years and opened in February 2003. Partly built over a rocky terrain, the garden has various theme areas, including a section on the lines of Mughal Gardens, plus pools of water lilies, bamboo courts, herb gardens and solar energy park.[1][2][3]

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The Garden of Five Senses at night

Located just off the Mehrauli-Badarpur Road, in Said-Ul-Azaib village, close to the Mehrauli heritage area, The Garden of Five Senses is a park developed by Delhi Tourism Transportation Development Corporation. Inaugurated in February 2003, the garden is designed to stimulate our five senses with its beauty and attractions and give us a chance to touch, smell, hear and see our natural surroundings. The garden serves as one of the prominent cultural venues of the capital, as programs are organized here round the year. The Garden tourism festival (February), food festivals, different melas, Dandiya festivals and other cultural programs are held here at different times.

Presently, the Garden of Five Senses is managed by Sh. V K Jatav, Chief Manager, DTTDC.

In August 2005, Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation Limited (DTTDC) signed an agreement with ITE India Pvt Ltd for operating 31 commercial food and craft outlets for 10 years at the Garden of Five Senses, as a result the park also has several restaurants, and liquor serving bars. [4][5][6]

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  1. ^ Garden of Five Senses at Vigyan Prasar, Govt. of India
  2. ^ "Splash of colours in new garden". The Times of India. Feb 19, 2003. 
  3. ^ "A treat for the senses". The Times of India. Feb 22, 2003. 
  4. ^ "Commercialized Garden of Five Senses defeats public purpose". The Times of India. Sep 6, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Lounge Review: The Zoo, Garden of Five Senses, New Delhi". Mint (newspaper). Jan 8, 2010. 
  6. ^ "New Delhi: Power and Paradox". New York Times. November 8, 2010. 

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