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Tamal KishoreAcharya wrote a review Nov 2020
New Delhi, India29 contributions
I am a Delhiite, born and living last 40 years , an Engineering manager by profession, visited with my family today to Sunder nursery around 4 pm today. Like my earlier visits I was carrying a DSLR and had earlier captured the landscape and birds of Sunder Nursery. This time I was along with my brother in law and to be sister in law who were getting married. We were all dressed in normal regular dresses. My brother in law in a kurta and my to be sister in law in a skirt. I had just entered the campus and in front of the Sundar Burj on the public sandstone seat was photographing them. I had taken two photographs when two individuals from the ticket counter came to us and informed us that WEDDING Photography was not allowed. We needed to pay up extra money to do wedding photography. We should keep our DSLR outside or handover it in reception since WEDDING Photography was not allowed. They also informed categorically that there were 4970 visitors at that time inside the park doing picnic and we visitors can only do MOBILE PHOTOGRAPHY , move around take selfie , picture monuments but cannot do WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY. They also informed that at that time 4 pm today, around 7 wedding photography teams were inside the park and they had paid and booked for wedding photography to Aga Khan trust. We have come so many times but we have never seen any Fees mentioned at ticket counter for photography or videography. These two one -short height and another stout long height person literally followed us and on their walky talky kept instructing security. Following us - stalking me and my family till we got to only entry area around amphitheatre, we were blocked by guards, literally getting to listen " Ask the Red dress guy to leave and stop DSLR photography". They followed us till the food cart and another heritage monument ..blocked all our ways HARASSING us. I think we spent just 20-25 minutes and left the park disgusted , harassed and humiliated. I am not a professional but a hobbist . Without verifying my credentials, among 4970 people, the two so called Guardians labelled me as a WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER ???? Few observations : 1. No mention of DSLR photography not allowed at Sunder nursery or in website. 2. No mention of WEDDING photography not allowed and no mention of DSLR charges . 3. Highly surprised to see families doing picnic in large groups and no one being stopped in group. I could see 90 % people without mask. A highly prone zone for COVID Transmission. 4. No SANITISER kept at entrance of the park and GUARDIANS running behind general public like us to stop WEDDING photography. 5. A potential public place for money laundering and harassment. Questions : > I would seriously ask Aga Khan Trust to introspect whether Wedding photography is a challenge or helping Delhi Government to INCREASE their COVID challenges is important. Seriously seeing no CAP on entry of people and no monitoring the way picnics without MASKs happening meant easy COVID transmission to public at large. > Seriously no mention of any camera fees in website of gate and extortion of money in name of wedding photography Highly disappointed with the state of affairs of this beautiful campus. I would love to come back to the campus but will never come to be humiliated again.…
Date of experience: November 2020
Response from Ratish N, General Manager at Sunder Nursery
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Tamal! Wedding photography is charged and contrary to yiur review, this is clearly mentioned at the ticket counter. The required fee is easily payable at the ticket counter and the money goes towards supporting the maintenance of Sunder Nursery'. Pity that the security guards repeated requests for yiu to make the due payment seemed humiliation to you. However, even though you are angry for due payment requested off you - it's needless to make allegations of Covid protocols not being implemented. Will deeply appreciate your adhering to payment norms in the future. Thank you for yiur appreciation and understanding.
Janr20 wrote a review Oct 2020
Cambridge, New Zealand3,548 contributions319 helpful votes
What an amazing place. Steeped in history and it’s so well kept . The gardens were amazing. Take your time and enjoy this place open to the public. Totally did expect such a beautiful place. Our guide was from Delhiurbanadventure we learnt so much about Sunder Nursery. Hint: Guide is a must do to learn the history and explore. Suitable footwear and clothing. Bottle of water and a good camera with video options. Take your time here. Sunsets are amazing…
Date of experience: December 2019
SAROJ8585 wrote a review May 2020
Bokaro Steel City, India1,467 contributions55 helpful votes
Sunder nursery is a part of Humayuns tomb complex.It is one of the most popular tourist sites in the countrty.The UNESCO declared it a world heritage site in 2016.It consists of six monuments spread around a 90 acre of land.
Date of experience: January 2020
Ashok wrote a review Mar 2020
New Delhi, India13 contributions6 helpful votes
It is nice picnic spot and also provides opportunity to know 400 years old history of Delhi.We had fun at the site as there was a food festival on that day .It has got mogul period monuments and a lake .
Date of experience: February 2020
kash2018 wrote a review Mar 2020
31 contributions8 helpful votes
A green haven in the heart of Delhi. Beautifully carved out. The best place for a picnic or a stroll. Let’s keep it clean!
Date of experience: February 2020
1 Helpful vote