Rashtrapati Bhavan Delhi (India)
Rashtrapati Bhavan, home to the President of the world’s largest democracy, is emblematic of Indian democracy and its secular, plural and inclusive traditions. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker and stands on a 330 acre estate. It took seventeen years to build this presidential palace which was completed in the year 1929. Almost seven hundred million bricks and three million cubic feet of stone were used in building this architectural marvel that has 2.5 kilometers of corridors and 190 acres of garden area. The main building covers an area of 5 acres and has 340 rooms spread over four floors.
The 200,000-square-foot palace, completed in 1929, is the largest residence of any head of the state in the world.
Best Time:11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Visit Duration: 1 hour
Open and Closing Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Visitors individually or in a group of fewer than 30 persons will be charged: 50/- per visitor per Circuit.
Visitors in a group of 30 persons will be charged: 1200/- (Rs.50 x 30 less 20% discount) per visit
Visitors below the age of 8 years will be exempt from the payment of registration charges.
Near By Attraction
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Hotels available nearby Rashtrapati Bhavan
Distance between Rashtrapati Bhavan and New Delhi Railway Station is 2.5 miles or 2.2 nautical miles
Distance between Central Secretariat Metro Station and Rashtrapati Bhavan Gate Number 35 - New Delhi is 0 miles or 0 nautical miles
Distance between Rashtrapati Bhavan and Mahipalpur Extension Bus Stop is 8.1 miles or 7 nautical miles
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Interesting facts about Rashtrapati Bhavan
Our President’s house is the second largest residence of a head of state in the world. It has more than 300 rooms including the staff rooms. It was completed in a duration of 17 years. In the construction, more than 29,000 workers were employed and 700 million bricks were used
It is built on Raisina Hills. These hills are named after the two villages – Raisini and Malcha – which were cleared in order to build the palace, house of India’s Viceroy back then.
There are two galleries for children in the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The first one has all the works made by children. The second one has everything which will be of children’s interests. Therefore it said to be ‘By the Children’ and ‘For the Children’.
Every Saturday at 10 am, the change of guard takes place, which is a 30-minute ceremony. It is open for everyone to attend with a valid photo ID.