Mughal Garden now ‘Amrit Udyan’, Know Details
Amrit Udyan which was Formerly Known As Mughal Gardens, is To Open On January 31, Check the process To Book Slots, Times, and New Rules.
President Draupadi Murmu attended the inauguration ceremony of the Rashtrapati Bhavan – Garden Festival 2023 today, January 29. This time the Rashtrapati Bhavan Garden will be open to the general public for about two months. In this article, we will know about the timings, specialties, and changes in the garden this year at Rashtrapati Bhavan Garden.
Mughal Garden is Now ‘Amrit Udyan’
On the occasion of the celebration of 75 years of Independence as ‘Amrit Mahotsav of Independence’, the President has given a common name to Rashtrapati Bhavan Gardens as ‘Amrit Udyan’. A signboard named Amrit Udyan has also been put up outside the garden. Spread over 15 acres in the Rashtrapati Bhavan complex, this garden was built in 1928-29.
Amrit Udyan will open from 31 January
This time ‘Amrit Udyan’ will be open to the general public from January 31 to March 26. During this two-month period, the garden will be open every day except Mondays and Holi. Apart from this, from March 28 to March 31, Amrit Udyan will be open only for special category people.
Farmers on March 28, differently-abled persons on March 29, defense forces, paramilitary forces, and police personnel on March 30, and tribal women, SHGs, and other women on March 31 can visit the garden.
What will be Special this time for Amrit Udyan
Rashtrapati Bhavan has a rich variety of gardens. ‘Amrit Udyan’ consists of Herbal Garden, Bonsai Garden, Central Lawn, Long Garden, and Circular Garden. This year visitors will also get to see 12 unique varieties of specially grown tulips. It is expected that these tulips will bloom at different times in the garden.
Visitors can scan QR codes placed in the Amrit Gardens to find out more information about a particular flower, plant, or tree during their visit.
Online booking will be convenient for Amrit Udyan
Visitors can book their slots well in advance through online booking for convenience. Booking can be done at https://rashtrapatisachivalaya.gov.in or https://rb.nic.in/rbvisit/visit_plan.aspx. Visitors can also visit the garden without making online bookings.
However, they will have to register themselves at the facilitation counters as well as the self-service kiosks near Gate No. 12 of Rashtrapati Bhavan. But it would be wise to book slots online well in advance to avoid the rush and save time.
Govt. increased slot capacity for Amrit Udyan
This year the slot capacity has been increased to make Rashtrapati Bhavan accessible to more and more people. Due to this 12,500 people will be able to see ‘Amrit Udyan’ on weekdays and about 17,500 on weekends.
Visitors will not be allowed to carry any briefcase, camera, radio/transistor, box, umbrella, eatables inside the park. However, they can carry mobile phones, electronic keys, purses/handbags, water bottles, and baby milk bottles.
Contribution of former Presidents of India in Amrit Udyan
To make Amrit Udyan even better and more attractive, many gardens like Herbal Garden, Tactile Garden for the visually impaired, Bonsai Garden, and Arogya Vanam were added on the instructions of former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam and Ram Nath Kovind. Presidents before and after Dr. Kalam have also contributed to making this nectar garden more beautiful.
More About Amrit Udyan
Apart from the ‘Amrit Udyan’, visitors can also visit Rashtrapati Bhavan, Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum and the Guard Change Ceremony. Visitors can also visit the Rashtrapati Bhavan five days a week i.e. Wednesday to Sunday, the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum six days a week i.e. Tuesday to Sunday, and the Change of the Guard ceremony every Saturday except on gazetted holidays.
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