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Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi

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One of the largest presidential residences in the world, Rashtrapati Bhavan serves as the official home of the president of India. A 130 hectare (320 acre) sprawling estate opened in 1929, the site stands as a classic example of Indian architecture at its best. The first stop on your approach will be the Jaipur Column, a bronze lotus flower designed by the same British architect who created the surrounding elephant carvings and cobra fountains. Inside the mansion, 340 halls, offices, and private quarters provide enough space for many employees, guests, and residents. The adjacent presidential gardens serve as a pristine outdoor sanctuary, designed in the Persian style. Check the official website to book your visit and find the garden's opening dates. Take a look at our New Delhi itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Rashtrapati Bhavan and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Awesome place to visit .. you can spend maximum 40 min in rashtrapati bhavan but total visit will consume 2-3 hrs. Try go in Feb or March so you can visit Mughal garden. Tickets are available online. 
  • The Rashtrapati Bhavan ( President house ) in New Delhi, earlier known in British time as Viceroy's House. Some fact as below :- • The President house - ( Rastrapati Bhawan ) is now 88 year old Buildi...  more »
  • This is an outstanding example of Indian architecture. So well maintained and you can feel like your in the presence of a powerful government. 
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  • 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 famous Mughal Gardens of the Rashtrapati Bhavan cover an area of 15 acres and have 159 celebrated varieties of roses, 60 varieties of bougainvillea and many other verities of flowers. The Estate also has a state-of-the-art Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex (RBMC) comprising the Clock Tower, the Stables and the Garages showcasing past as well as current presidencies, the regal ceremonies, and the rich flora and fauna of Rashtrapati Bhavan, amongst other things. The RBMC was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee on 25th July, 2016.
  • Awesome place to be visited by all. It looks soooo nice. The guides here are so friendly. :-) The garden looks beautiful. Nice visit here.
  • Must visit in New Delhi. It is like the heart of Delhi which keeps it functioning well. Beautiful architecture. Mesmerizing at night.
  • Only the politicians and their families are enjoying the resources of india.... we r proud that we got independence.....but frankly to say its not.....only the person of having the history of rowdism and gundaism are coming into the political field....if any good person comes he will be passing away soon... Its the condition of india....
  • The Rashtrapati bhavan  pronunciation , "Presidential Residence") is the official home of the President of India, located at the Western end of Rajpath in New Delhi, India. It may refer to only the mansion (the 340-room main building) that has the president's official residence, halls, guest rooms and offices; it may also refer to the entire 130-hectare (320 acre) President Estate that additionally includes huge presidential gardens (Mughal Gardens), large open spaces, residences of bodyguards and staff, stables, other offices and utilities within its perimeter walls. The main palace building was formerly known asViceroy's House. In terms of area, it was the largest residence of a head of state in the world.