India is known for its culture, traditions, rituals and tourist places. Rashtrapati Bhawan is one of the tourist attraction in India. It is the official residence of President of India, situated in New Delhi. Edwin Lutyens is the architect of this house. He also designed Indian Parliament and other such important buildings. Rashtrapati Bhawan symbolises the history of India. Its construction was started in 1912 and completed in 1929. It was originally known as the Viceroy’s House and was built when Britishers declared Delhi as the new capital of India in Delhi Darbar of 1910. It takes over Rs 30 crore annually to keep the Rashtrapati and his Bhavan in a top condition.
As an Indian citizen, we should feel proud as the Rashtrapati Bhawan is one of the largest residences of a head of state in the world. It has four floors and 340 rooms in the main building. It covers a floor area of 200,000 square feet and boasts of a Mughal Gardens.
If you live in Delhi or planning to visit the capital of India, then do not forget to visit Rashtrapati Bhawan and Rashtrapati Bhawan museum. Yes, now you can visit Rashtrapati Bhawan by just paying Rs 50 only. Now, it will be open for public viewing for four days a week in just Rs 50. Children below the age of eight years of age will be allowed free of cost.
If you are an Indian citizen then you need to carry any valid photo ID Cards while foreign citizens are required to carry their original passport at the time of visit. Officials said.
The visitors can enter and exit the house through Gate No 2 on Rajpath, Gate No 37 on Hukmi Mai Marg and Gate No 38 (Church Road) of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The visits can be booked on-line at http://rashtrapatisachivalaya.gov.in /rbtour
No member of the public will be allowed to visit the Bhavan without an online booking.
For any further inquiry, visitors can contact the Visitors’ Management Cell at: 011- 23013287, 23015321 Extn. 4662; Fax No. 011- 23015246. You can also send an email to the Cell at [email protected] for further queries.