Saturday, August 24, 2013

Viceroy's Palace Garden


The Viceroy's Palace Garden, located in New Delhi, India, is considered one of the most beautiful in the world.  It is part of the property of Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the President of India.

The garden covers 13 acres.  It was designed in the late 1920s by Edwin Lutyens.  There are beautiful ornamental fountains, walls, gazebos, flowering trees, flowers, and shrubs.  Indians call it, "God's own Heaven."

The gardens are open to the public only two weeks out of the year, in late February and early March.  Expect security to be tight, but it is certainly well-worth the visit.

10 comments:

  1. That is simply gorgeous. I can see the haze in the distance, giving it an almost magical quality.

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    1. I like the way the sky looks in that picture!

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  2. I shall probably just enjoy the view from your blog. The odds of travel to India are not high in my book at this juncture.

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    1. Ha! Yes, for people on this side of the pond, it's probably not a place that will be visited.

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  3. wow, open to the public only two weeks out of the year? That would be a special treat.

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