The gardens at the president’s official home, Rashtrapati Bhavan, have gained a common name as part of the “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” celebrations.
“On the occasion of celebrating 75 years of independence as Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the President of India has given a common name to the Rashtrapati Bhavan Gardens as Amrit Udyan,” said Deputy Press Secretary to President Navika Gupta.
There are three gardens in the Rashtrapati Bhavan inspired by Mughal and Persian gardens. The public and authorities began calling the garden inspired by a garden of the same name in Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir “Mughal Gardens”. But the gardens were never officially called “Mughal Gardens”.
Spread over 15 acres, Amrit Udyan is often portrayed as the soul of the presidential palace.
President Droupadi Murmu will grace the opening of the Amrit Udyan tomorrow. https://t.co/4rXOMlZXA3pic.twitter.com/7WhgilMoWW
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) January 28, 2023
Amrit Udyan draws inspiration from the Mughal gardens in Jammu and Kashmir, the gardens around the Taj Mahal and even miniature paintings from India and Persia, according to the Rashtrapati Bhavan website.
“The Amrit Udyan was until now only open to the public during the annual festival, Udyan Utsav, held in the months of February-March. But the gardens, which form the third circuit of the Rashtrapati Bhavan tour, will now open to the public from August to March,” says the Rashtrapati Bhavan website.