The Garden of Five Senses is an outstanding park located at Said-Ul-Azaib village, near Mehrauli in New Delhi. Covering a generous area of over 20 acres, the park was inaugurated in the year 2004, developed over a period of three years, due to the efforts of Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTDC), at a cost of Rs 10.5crore. The garden is characterised in part by a rocky terrain, with both standing and lying rocks on display, and consists of many themes, the most popular of which is Khas Bagh, a section on the lines of Mughal Gardens, besides the endearing Neel Bagh, herb gardens, colour gardens, bamboo courts, food courts and a solar energy park.
Khas Bagh comprises of a series of intricately designed modern water fountains, a few of which have a lighting system, thus enhancing the visual appeal of the garden. The spiral walkway leads to the food and shopping court, where visitors are treated to mouth savouring delights of various cuisines, and shops selling fascinating curios. Also not to be missed is the Neel Bagh, a pool of water lilies, encircled by a pergola like structure encompassed with plants of various colours. One can also hear the tinkling sound of countless wind chimes that adorn the park. Other attractions include the Colour Gardens, an accumulation of average flowering shrubs and ground covers, and the Courts of Specimen Plants, that displays rare species of flora. Present inside the garden are twenty-five different sculptures and murals by renowned craftsmen of the country, and the Solar Energy Park. The main exhibits inside the park include cars, bicycles, computer, and two solar-powered buses, besides others.
A visit to the Garden of Five Senses is a must for any visitor visiting Delhi, as it is sure to leave you dazzled.
The Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation Limited (DTTDC) signed an agreement with ITE India Pvt Ltd in August 2005, for operating 31 food and craft outlets for 10 years at the Garden of Five Senses, due to which the park has several restaurants, as well as liquor serving bars.
The solar energy park also features in the Limca Book of World Records, 2004, due to the uniqueness of its concept.