Sign board of ‘Amrit Udyan’ placed outside Rashtrapati Bhavan

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Sign board of ‘Amrit Udyan’ is placed outside Rashtrapati Bhavan

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The Rashtrapati Bhavan gardens, previously known as Mughal Gardens, were officially renamed as “Amrit Udyan” on Saturday, according to reports. The renaming of the gardens is in celebration of the 75th anniversary of India’s independence, referred to as “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.” Visitors will now be able to tour the newly-named Amrit Udyan starting January 31, 2023. The garden, which spans 15 acres, is said to be the soul of the Presidential Palace and draws inspiration from the Mughal Gardens of Jammu and Kashmir, the gardens around the Taj Mahal, and miniature paintings of India and Persia. A sign board of the new name has been placed outside the Rashtrapati Bhavan for visitors to see.

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence, the Rashtrapati Bhavan gardens is rename Amrit Udyan, according to reports. The change was as part of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations. The gardens, previously known as Mughal Gardens, will be open to the public starting January 31, 2023.

“The President of India has announced a new name for the Rashtrapati Bhavan gardens, renaming it ‘Amrit Udyan’ in honor of the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence, ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, according to Navika Gupta, Deputy Press Secretary to the President.

The Amrit Udyan, previously known as the Mughal Gardens, covers a vast area of 15 acres and is consider the heart of the Presidential Palace. The gardens draw inspiration from the Mughal Gardens of Jammu and Kashmir, gardens surrounding the Taj Mahal and miniature paintings of India and Persia, according to the official website. The Amrit Udyan will open to the public on January 31, 2023.”

The garden, which previously known as the Mughal Gardens, will now be open to the public from August till March, in addition to the annual festival, Udyan Utsav, held in February-March. The Amrit Udyan, design by Sir Edwin Lutyens and William Mustoe in 1917, is spread over 15 acres and draws inspiration from Mughal Gardens of Jammu and Kashmir, gardens around the Taj Mahal, and miniature paintings of India and Persia. The garden features a blend of Mughal canals, terraces, flowering shrubs, European flowerbeds, lawns, and private hedges, highlighting the fusion of Indian and Western horticultural traditions.


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