Mughal Garden renamed as Amrit Udyan; Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan opens for general public

NEW DELHI: The President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu has renamed the Mughal Garden as Amrit Udyan. The name “Amrit Udyan” has been given to mark the celebrations for “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”. 

“On the occasion of the celebrations of 75 years of Independence as ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, the President of India is pleased to give a common name to the Rashtrapati Bhavan gardens as ‘Amrit Udyan’.” said a press release from Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The Rashtrapati Bhavan has eight beautiful gardens – East Lawn, Central Lawn, Long Garden, Circular Garden, Herbal-I, Herbal-II, Tactile Garden, Bonsai Garden and Arogya Vanam.

Visit Amrit Udyan from January 31

These gardens are generally thrown open for general public during annual festival, Udyan Utsav. However, this time the Gardens (Herbal Garden, Bonsai Garden, Central Lawn, Long Garden and Circular Garden) will be open for about two months, from January 31 to March 26, 2023 (except on Mondays which are maintenance days and on March 8 on account of Holi). From March 28 to 31, the Gardens will be open for special categories. 

Those who are interested in visiting these gardens and take a tour of Rashtrapati Bhavan can book their slot through online booking. Booking can be made on the official website of the President of India. 

Entry to these gardens will also be provided to walk-in visitors. However, people are advised to book a slot online in advance to avoid rush and save time.

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