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Amrit Udyan will Open for Public Tomorrow: Everything You Need to Know

New Delhi, Jan 1, 2024: The Amrit Udyan, previously known as the Mughal Garden, will be open to the public starting from Friday, February 2. This renowned garden was created with the purpose of establishing a harmonious coexistence between humans and nature.

Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, a British architect who planned numerous structures in New Delhi, the garden spans across a vast area of 15 acres. It combines elements of British architecture with Indian landscaping, drawing inspiration from the gardens of Persia (now Iran) and following the Charbagh structure, which divides the garden into four parts with walkways and water channels.

Renaming

The name of the garden was changed from Mughal Garden to Amrit Udyan on January 28 last year, in alignment with the national celebrations for the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, commemorating the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence.

Opening Hours and Location

The garden will be open to the public from February 2 to March 31, between 10am and 5pm. Entry will not be permitted after 4pm. Visitors can access the garden through gate no. 35 of the Rashtrapati Bhavan, near the North Avenue road.

It is important to note that Amrit Udyan will be closed on all Mondays for maintenance and on Holi, which falls on March 25th, 2024, as it is a gazetted holiday.

Attractions

According to the Rashtrapati Bhavan website, the garden originally consisted of the East Lawn, Central Lawn, Long Garden, and Circular Garden. Additional gardens were developed during the terms of former Presidents Dr APJ Abdul Kalam and Ram Nath Kovind, including Herbal-I, Herbal-II, Tactile Garden, Bonsai Garden, and Arogya Vanam.

Amrit Udyan will be inaugurated as part of the Udyan Utsav 2024, with President Droupadi Murmu leading the ceremony. Visitors will have the opportunity to admire the beauty of Tulips, Daffodils, Asiatic Lily, Oriental Lily, and other rare seasonal flowers in full bloom.

The main attraction will be the stunning floral patterns of Tulips and over 100 varieties of roses, as mentioned on the Rashtrapati Bhavan website. Other notable features include a 225-year-old Sheesham (rosewood) tree, a collection of over 300 bonsais, some of which are several decades old, and musical fountains.

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