Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official residence of the President of India, located in New Delhi. Built during the British Raj, it served as the residence of the British Viceroy until India gained independence in 1947. Today, it is the official residence of the President of India and serves as a symbol of India's rich cultural heritage.
Rashtrapati Niwas History
The Rashtrapati Bhavan building was designed by British architect Edwin Lutyens and constructed between 1912 and 1929. It was originally built in 1931 on a 330-acre estate to serve as the official residence of the Viceroy of India during the British Raj. After India gained independence in 1947, the building was converted into the official residence of the President of India. The first President to live in Rashtrapati Bhavan was Dr. Rajendra Prasad. Since then, every Indian President has resided in the palace.
Architect of President's Secretariat
The building's architecture is a blend of Indian and Western styles, with elements of Mughal, Rajasthani, and British architecture. It is spread over 130 hectares and has 340 rooms, including the Presidential residence, guest rooms, and offices.
Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum
The Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum is divided into four sections: the Stables Museum, the Garages Museum, the Clock Tower Museum, and the Ceremonial Hall Museum. Each section houses a unique collection of artifacts and exhibits, including vintage cars, antique furniture, paintings, sculptures, and manuscripts. The museum also features an art gallery, which houses a collection of paintings and sculptures by renowned Indian artists.
Rashtrapati Bhavan Ticket Price
Rs. 50 per person, Rs. 1200 for a group of 30 persons
Rashtrapati Bhavan Timings
Rashtrapati Bhavan Circuit 1:- Open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
Rashtrapati Bhavan Circuit 2:- Open on all days except Monday
Rashtrapati Bhavan Circuit 3:- Open from August to March on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
The Change of Guard Ceremony will be carried out every Saturday from 09:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Presidential Palace.
President's Secretariat Rooms
The rooms are divided into three circuits. Circuit 1 includes Presidential Palace's Main Building and Central Lawn as well as prominent rooms like the Ashok Hall, Durbar Hall, Banquet Hall, Drawing Rooms and many more. Circle 2 includes a tour of the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex, while Circuit 3 includes a tour of the Rashtrapati Bhavan's famous gardens which include the Amrit Udyan, Herbal Garden, Musical Garden and Spiritual Garden.
Rashtrapati Bhavan Address
Rashtrapati Bhawan, President's Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110004
Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Online Booking
Book at the official website Rashtrapatisachivalaya.gov.in
Places to Visit near President's Secretariat
How to Reach Rashtrapati Bhavan
By Bus:- Krishi Bhawan bus stop is 6 minute's walk from President's Palace.
By Metro:- The nearest President's Palace metro station is Central Secretariat.