Rashtrapati Bhavan

Location / importance / temperature / weather / travel / tourism / photography / guide / tips / photo gallery / timing / entry fee of Rashtrapati Bhavan , Presidential Estate, Raisina Hill , Lutyens' New Delhi , India

Best Season / time / when to visit :  February to March
Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the President of India, is positioned at the west ending of the 2.5 km long Rajpath (King's path), an avenue with line of trees, edged by lawns with systematic flowerbeds and clipped hedge, with the India gate at the reverse end. Design done by Sir Edwin L. Lutyens and finished in 1929, this splendid building on the Raisina hill was previously the Viceregal Lodge (House of Viceroy), in the British rule. The city of New Delhi officially inaugurated during 1931, was visualized and erected by the British when they moved the capital from Kolkata to Delhi. Amongst the Government buildings of the city, the Viceroy’s house was the centre piece with majestic magnitude.

Constructed in two shades of sandstone, it covers an region of 18,580 sq meters (200,000 square feet), nearly 1km in the region of the foundation, larger than the Louis XIV's place at Versailles. The entire cost for the construction was Rs.1.4 million and more than 3,500 men worked on 3.5 million cubic feet of marble and 700 million bricks for almost two decades (17 years) for its creation.

Mughal Garden
History of Rashtrapati Bhawan

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