Amrit Udyan: know the history of Mughal Garden which is now renamed as Amrit Udyan by the Govt

Mughal Garden to Amrit Udyan: Mughal Garden of Mughal and English style will now be known as Amrit Udyan. This majestic garden, spreading the beauty of flowers, is ready to welcome people from January 31.

Amrit Udyan: know the history of Mughal Garden which is now renamed as Amrit Udyan by the Govt

Mughal Gardens to Amrit Udyan: The journey of memories of Mughal Garden with history is long. English architects associated it with the English garden style as well as with the Mughal Sultanate. Then it was named First Garden of Republic. Even after more than 105 years have passed, the word Mughal remained associated with it.

but now this word is being separated from the name of this garden. This is the third time in the journey of life of this garden that it has been named. Now this is Amrit Udyan. We take you through the journey of this magnificent garden from its creation to its naming. 

English architect Sir Edwin Lutyens had finalized the design of Amrit Udyan i.e. Mughal Garden as early as 1917, but the work of planting flower plants here was done during 1928-1929. His assistant for the garden was William Musto, director of horticulture. Lutyens took into account that two different styles of architecture, Indian and Western, were used in the Rashtrapati Bhavan buildings.

In this way, Sir Lutyens brought together two different horticultural traditions of the Mughal style and the English flower garden for the garden he created here. From the Mughal style, he took the concrete of canals, terraces and flower bushes for the garden and beautifully mixed it with European flower beds, lawns and mends and then today's Mughal Garden was ready. 

Although then it was not named Mughal Garden but First Garden of Republic. Then Lutyens was called from England to India to build the Viceroy's House. This process started when the British moved their capital from Kolkata to Delhi in 1911. At the same time, the exercise of cutting Raisina Hills to build the Viceroy's House was started.

This Viceroy's House is now called Rashtrapati Bhavan. In the making of the Mughal Garden of Rashtrapati Bhavan spread over 15 acres, there was influence of Persia along with the miniature paintings of India, including the gardens built around Jammu and Kashmir and the Taj Mahal of the Mughal period. This is the reason why it was called the Mughal Garden.

Renamed as Amrit Udyan

The Central Government of India renamed the Mughal Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi as "Amrit Udyan" on Saturday, 28 January. The main reason behind this is that on the occasion of completion of 75 years of India's independence, the name of Mughal Garden has been changed keeping in mind the theme of 'Amrit Mahotsav'.

President Draupadi Murmu will inaugurate Amrit Udyan on Sunday, January 29 and it will be open to the general public from January 31 with the new name "Amrit Udyan". The public will be able to visit this garden till 26 March. President Draupadi Murmu's Deputy Press Secretary Navika Gupta said, "On the occasion of 'Amrit Mahotsav of Independence', the President of India has given a common name to the Rashtrapati Bhavan Garden as Amrit, as part of the celebration of completion of 75 years of independence.