|Facts about Rashtrapati Bhavan
- Rashtrapati Bhavan is the biggest house of any Head of the State in the world.
- The Mughal Garden in Rashtrapati Bhavan puts on show numerous types of flowers; however, it opens for the public in the month of February every year.
- No steel has been used to construct Rashtrapati Bhavan.
- The Bhavan has 340 Rooms.
- The main entrance to Rashtrapati Bhavan is Gate Number 35.
- Photgraphy is not allowed
- Age Group: 5 to 60
- Tickets/Entry Fee:
- Adults - Rs 25/-
- No entry fee for visitors below 12 years
Rashtrapati Bhavan (Presidential Palace) is the official residence of the President of India, situated beside Prakash Vir Shastri Avenue (North Avenue), Western end of Rajpath. It is at the heart of central Delhi and popularly known as Lutyens' Delhi. Before 1950, it was the "Viceroy's House", but after the independence, this Bhavan has been adorned to the President of India. It is the biggest residence of any Head of the State in the world.
The exquisite and magnificent mansion is built in a neo-classical style. It has 340 rooms, and there are 37 salons, 74 lobbies, 18 staircases and 37 fountains. The one of the most interesting features of the Bhavan is its central dome; probably, it is designed on the concept of the Buddhist Stupa at Sanchi. Lutyens, the chief architecture had introduced stone elephants and a row of lions; it seems like sentry exercising their duty outside the building.
The Durbar Hall (Throne room) is the most glorious space of the Bhavan, which is located directly under the dome. It is also the central venue for all official functions of the President. Apart from this, the other rooms open for the public are the Ashok Hall and the Dining Hall. Likewise, Rashtrapati Bhavan is not only grand but also glorious and tourist place where any one can visit; however, to visit this place a prior permission is required from the Deputy Military Secretary to the President.
The Rashtrapati Bhavan has a beautiful garden, popularly known as Mughal garden. This garden is legendary for its prize-winning roses, herb garden, and spiritual garden.
It is premeditated after the terraced gardens of Kashmir and extended over an area of 130 hectares. This beautiful garden is open for visitors only in the month of February every year.
Nearby Places of attraction
Parliament House, India Gate, National Museum, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Hanuman Mandir, and Jantar Mantar.