Amrit Udyan: Now open for public, everything you need to know!

President renames Mughal Gardens as Amrit UdyanThe president renames Mughal Gardens as Amrit Udyan

Hey there, fellow nature enthusiasts! Let me spin you a yarn about Amrit Udyan, the floral wonder tucked away in Lutyens' Delhi.

Formerly known as the Mughal Gardens, this place is like a secret garden where history and flowers dance together. Curious to know more?

Let's take a stroll through its past, layout, and all the flowery deets you need for a fab visit.

History: Blooms Amid Politics

So, imagine this, back in 1911, the British rulers decided to shift the capital to Delhi, and they brought in the maestro Sir Edwin Lutyens for city planning.

He wasn't super into Indian architecture vibes, but for political reasons, he decided to sprinkle some Mughal magic in the form of the Amrit Udyan.

That's the cool backstory of how this floral paradise came to be!

Also read: 10 Must Visit Places in North India

The Layout of Amrit Udyan: Nature's Geometry Lesson

A view of Amrit UdyanA view of Amrit Udyan

Now, let's talk layout. Amrit Udyan is like a green canvas painted with geometric patterns, terraced levels, and fountains that do a little happy dance.

Divided into three acts, you've got the grand lotus fountains and stepped geometry behind the palace, a quiet butterfly garden with a circular pool on the western side, and a long garden adorned with roses and bougainvillea connecting it all.

It's like a play in three acts, but with flowers!

What to Find: Flower Power Unleashed

Yellow Marigold and a water fountain at the Amrit UdyanYellow Marigold and a water fountain at the Amrit Udyan

When Delhi decides to put on its floral dress, Amrit Udyan turns into a real showstopper. Tulips, Daffodils, Asiatic Lily, Oriental Lily—you name it, they've got it!

The main event, though, is the dazzling tulips, accompanied by a star-studded cast of over 100 rose varieties.

And there's more! There's a kid-friendly Bal Vatika with stories around a 225-year-old Sheesham tree, a treehouse, and even a nature classroom.

Don't miss the Bonsai and Circular Gardens; they're like the quirky side characters in this floral play.

Visiting in 2024: A Calendar of Flower Power

In 2024, mark your calendar for the days Amrit Udyan throws open its gates for different squads—special needs, defense peeps, women, tribal self-help groups, and kiddos from orphanages.

They're open from 10 a.m. to 5 pm, but make sure you roll in before 4 p.m. And don't forget to check the exclusive opening days: February 22nd, February 23rd, March 1st, and March 5th.

Oh, and Mondays are their chill days for maintenance. They're also taking a floral break on Holi, March 25th, 2024.

The Info Corner: Your GPS to Floral Bliss

Flowers in Amrit UdyanFlowers in Amrit Udyan

To dive into Amrit Udyan, head through gate no. 35 of the President's Estate. Need a ride? There's a groovy shuttle bus from Central Secretariat Metro Station every 30 minutes between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Easy peasy!

How to Book: Your Ticket to the Blooming Show

To snag your ticket, hit up the government website or go old school with a physical one from the self-service kiosks outside Gate No. 35.

How to Reach: The Floral Express

If you're wondering how to get there, hop on the metro: Central Secretariat (Yellow, and Violet lines, 2 km), Shivaji Stadium (Orange line, 2 km), or Patel Chowk (Yellow line, 2.1 km).

Grab an auto or enjoy a leisurely walk to the gardens. It's like a little pre-show adventure!

Also read: 10 Waterparks near Delhi for a fun holiday

In essence,

Amrit Udyan transcends being a mere garden; it's a living narrative where flowers unfold tales and history softly murmurs through the leaves.

Imagine entering this enchanting floral realm—each bloom, a chapter; every leaf, a page turned by the breezes of Lutyens' Delhi. The lively blooms eagerly anticipate your presence.

Are you prepared to be captivated by the intertwining magic of history and hues? The invitation beckons, and the blooms await the harmonious addition of your story to theirs.

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