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Prez Murmu Inaugurates Udyan Utsav 2023, Amrit Udyan And Other Rashtrapati Bhavan Gardens Open From Tuesday

Built between 1928-1929, the iconic Mughal Gardens at the Rashtrapati Bhavan was rechristened as Amrit Udyan on Saturday. The gardens can be visited from January 31, Tuesday to March 26 this year.

Udyan Utsav- 2023 at Rashtrapati Bhawan
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On Sunday, president Droupadi Murmu inaugurated Udyan Utsav 2023 with the opening of the Rashtrapati Bhavan gardens, as well as the newly renamed 'Amrit Udyan', for the public.

Built between 1928-1929, the iconic Mughal Gardens at the Rashtrapati Bhavan was rechristened as Amrit Udyan on Saturday. The glorious gardens are accessible to the common public once a year. The gardens can be visited from January 31, Tuesday to March 26 this year.

Visiting hours for the public will be from 10 am to 4 pm, as per a statement issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Sunday said. From March 28 to 31, the gardens will be open for particular categories. For farmers on March 28, for differently-abled persons on March 29, for defence, paramilitary forces, and police personnel on March 30, and for women, including tribal women's self-help groups, on March 31.

Originally, the garden at Rashtrapati Bhavan included East Lawn, Central Lawn, Long Garden and Circular Garden. During the term of former presidents Dr A P J Abdul Kalam and Ram Nath Kovind, more gardens were developed, namely, Herbal-I, Herbal-II, Tactile Garden, Bonsai Garden and Arogya Vanam.

In this year's Udyan Utsav, among several other attractions, visitors will be able to see specially cultivated tulips of 12 unique varieties which are expected to bloom in phases. This time, the gardens, Herbal Garden, Bonsai Garden, Central Lawn, Long Garden, and Circular Garden, will be open to the public for a period of two months.

People can book their slots well in advance online. Booking can be made at https://rashtrapatisachivalaya.gov.in or https://rb.nic.in/rbvisit/visit_plan.aspx.

Walk-in visitors can also get entry into the gardens. However, they will have to register themselves at the facilitation counters and at the self-service kiosk near gate no 12 of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

In order to avoid rush and standing in queues, it is advisable to book a slot online in advance and save time, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said in a statement on Saturday. Entry and exit for all visitors will be from gate number 35 of the President's Estate, close to where North Avenue meets Rashtrapati Bhavan.

(With PTI inputs)

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