The gardens at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi have been renamed Amrit Udyan Gardens. The Amrit Udyan Gardens are spread over 15 acres and have been often portrayed as the soul of the President's official residence, according to Rashtrapati Bhavan's website. It includes the Herbal Garden, Central Lawn, Circular Garden, Long Garden, and Bonsai Garden.
President Droupadi Murmu will attend the annual opening of the gardens – Udyan Utsav – on January 29. The gardens will be open to the public from January 31 to March 26.
Timings for visitors
The Amrit Udyan Gardens will open for about two months for the general public starting from January 31. The gardens will remain closed on Mondays for maintenance and on March 8 on account of Holi. It will open for people of special categories from March 28 to March 31. These include farmers, differently abled persons, personnel of defence forces, paramilitary forces, and police, and women including tribal women's Self Help Groups (SHGs).
One can visit the gardens from 10 am to 4 pm in any of the six slots available. Around 7,500 visitors will be allowed in the two forenoon slots while maximum 10,000 people can visit in the four afternoon slots from 12 pm to 4 pm.
The entry to the gardens will be from Gate no. 35 of the President's Estate.
How to book a slot?
Visitors can book their slot online on the official website of the President's Secretariat, Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Slots can also be booked by registering at the facilitation counters at the Gardens. One will also have to register at the self-service kiosk near Gate no. 12 of Rashtrapati Bhavan. Entry to the gardens is free for all visitors.
The Udyan Utsav this year will feature specially cultivated tulips of 12 unique varieties. Visitors can scan QR codes placed in the garden and get information about any flower, plant, or tree.