Spread out on the crown of Raisina Hill, the Rashtrapati Bhavan is a illustrious monument in city,it is official residence of the President of India, is the central point of New Delhi. It’s aforesaid to be the palace of the then Viceroy of India. The Building from 1911-1931 to affirm the permanence of British rule in India and take 19 year to complete,to build this vast mansion of 340 rooms, spread over four floors. Built in two shades of sandstone, this building reflects a blend of Mughal and classical European styles of architecture. This grand building was designed by Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens, and housed the Viceroy till 1947.
Ironically, this “Empire instone” was to become the permanent institution of democracy when C Rajagopalachari moved here as Governor-General after Mountbatten departed in June 1948. On 26 January 1950, Dr Rajendra Prasad became the first President of India and occupied this building to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of India.
There’s an exquisite Mughal garden towards the west of Rashtrapati Bhawan. Rashtrapati Bhawan opens up to public. The most prominent and distinguishing aspect of the Rashtrapati Bhavan Is its huge dome resembling the Great Stupa at Sanchi. The dome is visible from a distance and surmounts a long colonnade,which adds to its magnificence.
Just below the dome is the circular Durbar Hall. It serves as the venue for all important Indian state and ceremonial occasions.Close by is the Kitchen Museum, designed to harmonize with the character of the rest of the building.
You might find it funny to visit the resident of the president of India but Rashtrapati Bhavan and the its Mughal Gardens happen to be a popular place to visit in New Delhi. It was originally made to house the British Viceroy when the capital was shifted to Delhi from Calcutta.
You will need permission to visit the president’s house by making a booking online on this website: http://presidentofindia.nic.in/visit-to-rashtrapati-bhavan.htm. The opening hours are between 9 am to 4 pm. The visiting days are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and not open for visitors from Monday to Thursday and on Indian holidays. Foreign nationals must bring photocopies of their passport.
Nearrest Metro Station : Central Secretariat
Open : Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat 11 am
Entry : Permission required,
Delhi Rashtrapati Bhawan Phone Number : 23012960/5321
Photography : Permission required
Online Booking to Visit Rashtrapati Bhavan : https://presidentofindia.gov.in/rbvisit/rbvisit.aspx
Address : Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi Pin number 110 004
Telephone : 011 – 23013287, 23015321
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Fees : 25 Rupees