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 It was originally made to house the British Viceroy when the capital was shifted to Delhi from Calcutta.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: https://rb.nic.in/rbvisit/visit_plan.aspx.
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.
Open on Saturdays and Sundays
All days except Monday
Opens During Udyanotsav, Held between February to March every year. This year from 12 February to 16 March 2022
The Change of Guard Ceremony will be carried out on every Saturday at Rashtrapati Bhavan as per timing below:
Every Saturday- 0800h to 0900h
How can I visit Rashtrapati Bhavan?
A request for visiting the Rashtrapti Bhavan may be made online through our website - www.rashtrapatisachivalaya.gov.in/rbtour
What all places can I visit in Rashtrapati Bhavan?
The main Rashtrapati Bhavan building and the Central Lawns by booking Circuit No.1. Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex (RBMC) comprising the Clock Tower, the Stables and the Garages by booking Circuit No.2. The Mughal Gardens and other gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan by booking Circuit No.3.
Can Advance Booking be done for the visit to Rashtrapati Bhavan?
Yes. Online-booking can be made 60 days in advance through the link on the website - www.rashtrapatisachivalaya.gov.in/rbtour
On which days can I visit Rashtrapati Bhavan?
Visiting days of Rashtrapati Bhavan and Central Lawns (Circuit No.1) are Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Visiting days of Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex (Circuit No.2) are all days except Mondays. Visiting days of Rashtrapati Bhavan Gardens (Circuit No.3) are Friday, Saturday and Sunday only during the months from August to March.
What are the timings to visit the Rashtrapati Bhavan?
Timings to visit the three tourist circuits are from 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs.
On which days is entry to Rashtrapati Bhavan not permitted?
All three Circuits of Rashtrapati Bhavan are not open for visitors on Gazetted holidays and such other days as may be notified by Rashtrapati Bhavan from time to time.
How do I reach Rashtrapati Bhavan?
For visit to Rashtrapati Bhavan & Central Lawns: Circuit No.1, one has to get in through Gate No.2 from Rajpath and Gate No.37 (Dalhousie Road, South Avenue). Only Pedestrians are allowed to enter from Gate No.38 (Near Church Road at North Avenue) of Rashtrapati Bhavan. For visit to Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex: Circuit No.2, entry is allowed through Gate No.30 (Mother Teresa Crescent Road). For visit to the Mughal Gardens and other gardens: Circuit No.3, one needs to reach Gate No.2 (Rajpath) or Gate No.37 (Dalhousie Road) or Gate No.38 (Church Road) of Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Where can I park my vehicle while visiting Rashtrapati Bhavan? Are all type of vehicles allowed?
For visit to the Rashtrapati Bhavan & Central Lawns (Circuit No.1) and the Mughal Gardens & other Gardens (Circuit No.3), the parking of only light vehicles is allowed inside Rashtrapati Bhavan i.e. Opposite to Gate No.4. All types of vehicles including heavy vehicles are allowed from Gate No.37. For the visit to the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museums: Circuit No.2: Parking near Gate No.30 (Mother Teresa Crescent Road, Talkatora Stadium) is allowed.
Is it necessary to carry any Identity proof while visiting Rashtrapati Bhavan?
Indian citizens are required to carry valid photo ID cards. In case of foreigners, they should make their request for visit along with photocopies of their passport. On the day of visit, they are required to carry their original passport for identification.
Can one purchase souvenirs during the visit? Are there any Curio shops within Rashtrapti Bhavan for this purpose?
Yes, one can purchase souvenirs from any of the three Curio Shops located at Rashtrapati Bhavan. One is in the main building of Rashtrapati Bhavan near the Reception area and the other one is located opposite Gate No.4. A third Curio Shop is being set up in the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex.
Are there any charges to visit Rashtrapati Bhavan?
Registration charges of Rs. 50/- per visitor per circuit are payable online. The payment is non-refundable and non-transferable. Visitors individually or in a group of less than 30 persons will be charged @ Rs. 50/- per visitor per circuit. Visitors in a group of 30 persons will be charged @ Rs. 1200/- (Rs. 50X30 less 20% discount) per visit, per Circuit. Visitors in a group of more than 30 persons will be charged Rs. 1200/- plus Rs. 50 per additional visitor, per Circuit.
Can payment be made through Debit Cards or Credit Cards?
Payment has to be made by Debit Cards, Credit Cards or through Net Banking while making the booking online. The Registration confirmation will be communicated through e-mail/sms.
Who all are exempted from payment of registration fee?
Only children below the age of 8 years are exempted from payment of registration charges.
How is the booking confirmed?
Online booking is confirmed through e-mails/sms sent to the registered e-mail and mobile number of the visitor(s). For security reasons, the President’s Secretariat reserves the right to approve/refuse permission to any person or group of persons for visiting Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Is the confirmation to visit, subject to cancellation?
The confirmation to visit all the three tourist circuits is subject to cancellation, in exceptional circumstances. All confirmed visitors shall be notified of such cancellation in advance on their registered mobile numbers and e-mail ids.
How do I contact the Visitors Management Cell for any query or assistance related to the visit?
The Visitors Management Cell may be reached on: Telephone No. 011-2301 3287, 2301 531 Extn.4662. Fax No. 011-2301 5246 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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