The Garden of Five Senses is not just a park, it is a space with a variety of activities,
inviting public interaction and exploration. The project, developed by Delhi Tourism
Transportation Development Corporation, was conceptualized to answer to the city's need for
leisure space for the public, for people to socialize and unwind. Such spaces add atmosphere and
life to a city and cater to all sections of the society.
The twenty-acre site, located at Said-Ul-Azaib village, close to the Mehrauli heritage area in
New Delhi, is spectacular. The Garden was inaugurated in February 2003. Majestic rocks stand
silhouetted against the sky, others lie strewn upon the ground in a casual yet alluring display
of nature's sculptural genius. It was the ideal ground on which to realize the concept of a
public leisure space that would awaken a sensory response and thereby a sensitivity to the
Soaring stainless-steel birds mounted on slate-clad pillars welcome you into the park. An
expansive plaza, set on the natural slope of the site, invites you up the spiral walkway.
Across, a troop of elephants, cut in stone, regaling in a water bath, tempts exploration.