One of the major attractions this year is the specially cultivated tulips of 12 unique varieties which are expected to bloom in phases.
The Mughal Garden of the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi is renamed Amrit Udyan
In line with the government’s theme of ‘Amrit Mahotsav’ marking India’s 75 years of independence
The Amrit Udyan inaugurated by President Murmu on 29 January
Amrit Udyan, formerly known as Mughal Garden, open for public viewing from January 31 to March 26
The government planning to keep the garden open for viewing by special groups, such as farmers and differently-abled
The Amrit Udyan constitutes rectangular, long and circular gardens, Herbal Garden, Musical Garden and the Spiritual Garden
The Amrit Udyan draws its inspiration from the Mughal Gardens of Jammu and Kashmir, the gardens around the Taj Mahal and even miniature paintings of India and Persia
Sir Edwin Lutyens brought together two different horticulture traditions together for the gardens, the Mughal style and the English flower garden. Mughal canals, terraces and flowering shrubs are beautifully blended with European flowerbeds, lawns and private hedges.
Yellow tulips giving spectacular look to the Amrit Udhyan