Mughal Garden now known as Amrit Udyan is the most beautiful garden in Delhi, It is spread in 13-15 acres of area and is located in President estate, Delhi. The Garden opens for the general public from February to March every year.
Amrit Udyan is a beautiful garden located in the Rashtrapati Bhavan complex in Delhi, India. It is famous for its stunning Mughal-style architecture and lush greenery. The udyan boasts a variety of flowers, trees, and fountains, making it a popular spot for nature lovers and tourists. It is open to the public during the spring season, making it a must-visit destination for those looking to enjoy the beauty of nature.
Mughal Garden/Amrit Udyan opening Date 2023 & Ticket price
In 2023, the Amrit Udyan or the Mughal Gardens at Rashtrapati Bhavan Delhi will be open to the public from 31 January to 31 March, 2023. Entry in Mughal Gardens/Amrit Udyan is free for all. However, The Amrit Udyan or Mughal Garden will be closed on Mondays for maintenance, Mar 1-2 for G-20 meeting, and Mar 8 for HOLI. Timings of Amrit Udyan/Mughal Gardens, Delhi is 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with last entry at 4PM. Entry is allowed only through online booking. The nearest metro station to Mughal Garden/Amrit Udyan is Central Secretariat.
You can do prior registration for Mughal Gardens/Amrit Udyan from here: https://rb.nic.in/rbvisit/rb-visit_booking_status_amritudyan.aspx
Online booking opens 10 days in advance and allows only 1 booking per number with a maximum of 30 visitors. Entry to the Gardens is through Gate No. 35 on North Avenue Road with a digital visitor pass and government ID. The exact address of the Mughal garden/Amrit Udyan is Gate Number 35, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Near North Avenue, New Delhi 110004.
Mobile phones are allowed, while food, paan, gutka, cigarettes, backpacks, cameras, and video cameras are not.
Points of interest in UDYAN UTSAV 2023 at Amrit Udyan include a 200-year-old Sheesham tree, Herbal, Bonsai, and Musical Fountain Gardens, East and Central Lawns, Long and Circular Gardens, and a Food Court.
Note: Mobile Phones are allowed in Mughal Gardens/Amrit Udyan.
Details of Mughal Gardens 2022 – Date, Time and Tickets:
In 2022 the Gardens was open for everyone from 12 Feb to 16 March.
Details of Mughal Gardens 2020 – Date, Time and Tickets:
In 2020 the Gardens was opened for everyone from 5 Feb to 8 March, 2020. Entry in Mughal Gardens was free for all.
History Mughal Garden/Amrit Udyan:
Mughal Garden now Amrit Udyan, Delhi was built by Sir Edward Lutyens and William Mustoe, they brought the Mughal style and english flower garden style together. It took them 10 years to finish the complete design of the garden, they finished it in 1917 but the plantation was done in 1928-1929. Sir Edward Lutyens took the inspiration from the Mughal Gardens located in Jammu and Kashmir and gardens surrounding the Taj Mahal.
Architecture and Beauty of Amrit Udyan/Mughal Garden:
The Mughal Gardens now Amrit Udyan at Rastrapati Bhavan Delhi is divided into 6 sections: Long Garden, Circular Garden, Rectangular Garden, Musical Garden, Herbal Garden, Spiritual Garden
1. Over 159 varieties of roses
The Roses are named after famous places like Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower, Oklahoma (also called black rose) and many more. The roses are also named after famous peoples across the globe like: Mother Teresa, Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Mr. Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, Queen Elizabeth and many more. There are Roses that are named after Arjun and Bhim, from the Mahabharata. There are many other flowers which are named after famous sportspeople, like David Beckham, Tiger Woods and etc.
2. Over 60 types of Bougainvilleas and Over 70 types of seasonal flowers.
3. Over 50 types of trees, shrubs and vines.
4. Grass that cover the Mughal Garden is from Kolkata, the grass is called doob.
5. It has a total of 4 water channels, with 2 channels running from East to West and the other two from North to South. These channels divide the garden into a grid of square.
6. There is a total of 6 Lotus shaped fountains on the crossings of the channels.
7. There 10,000 Tulip which are imported from the Netherlands in eight different colors.
The Rashtrapati Bhavan gardens or the Amrit Udyan have undergone change over time, with roses being a main attraction. However, each resident of the Bhavan has left their unique imprint on the garden. For example, C Rajagopalachari, the last Governor General of India, made a political statement by plowing the land during a time of food scarcity and dedicating a portion to food crops, now known as the Nutrition Garden or Dalikhana, which grows organic vegetables for the Bhavan’s consumption. President R Venkatraman added a cactus garden due to his fondness for them, and APJ Abdul Kalam added theme-based gardens such as the musical and spiritual gardens.
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