The Mughal Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan have been given a generic name – “Amrit Udyan”, in keeping with the “Amrit Mahotsav of Independence” to commemorate 75 years of India’s independence.
“On the occasion of ‘Amrit Mahotsav of Independence’ on the occasion of the celebration of 75 years of Independence, the President of India has given a common name to the Rashtrapati Bhavan Gardens as ‘Amrit Udyan’,”
However, the official website of Rashtrapati Bhavan lists both the names. Spread over a sprawling 15 acres, the garden draws inspiration from the Mughal Gardens of Jammu and Kashmir, the gardens around the Taj Mahal and even miniature paintings from India and Persia, reads the website.
Amrit Udyan will be open to the public on January 31. This time the Gardens (Herbal Garden, Bonsai Garden, Central Lawn, Long Garden and Circular Garden) will remain open for about two months till March 26, said a government press release.
“Amrit Udyan was till now opened to the public only during the annual festival, Udyan Utsav, held in the months of February-March, but the Mughal Gardens, which form the third circuit of the Rashtrapati Bhavan tour, are now open to the general public. In Rashtrapati Bhavan website Amrit Udyan will be open to the public from August to March,” says the Rashtrapati Bhavan website.