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Rashtrapati Nilayam

President of India’s winter retreat, now open for public exploration of India's rich heritage.

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Rashtrapati Nilayam

Embark on a journey to Rashtrapati Nilayam, a testament to India's rich presidential legacy, now graciously opened to the public in March 2023. This majestic estate, nestled in the heart of Hyderabad within the tranquil confines of the Secunderabad Cantonment, spans a sprawling 97 acres, offering a lush oasis of cultural and historical exploration. Once an exclusive winter retreat for the Presidents of India, Rashtrapati Nilayam is now open to the general public, making it a must-visit location in Hyderabad for those keen to immerse themselves in India's cultural heritage and presidential history.

As you step through its gates, you are welcomed into a world where elegance meets history. Originally built in 1860, the Nilayam's stunning main building, an architectural marvel, stands as a proud reminder of India's heritage. Surrounding it, thematic gardens and meticulously maintained landscapes offer serene spots for relaxation and reflection. Interactive exhibitions and educational tours provide insightful narratives of the nation's journey, making history accessible and engaging for visitors of all ages.

In a symbolic homage to India's sovereignty, a majestic replica of the historic flag post, where the tricolor was unfurled on 17th September 1948, signifying Hyderabad's unification into the Indian Union, has now been unveiled in the premises. This poignant tribute enriches the estate's historical significance, offering visitors a profound connection to India's journey towards independence and unity.

Rashtrapati Nilayam is more than a tourist destination; it's an enriching experience that bridges generations, inviting one and all to partake in its legacy of unity, learning, and beauty. This historic site, now open to the general public, has transformed into an inviting beacon for families, history enthusiasts, and tourists seeking a unique glimpse into India’s regal past and vibrant present. Whether you're a family looking for an educational outing or a history aficionado eager to delve into the stories of India's past, Rashtrapati Nilayam offers an unparalleled journey into the heart of Indian tradition and elegance.

We invite you to visit Nilayam, booking slots open from 10 AM to 5 PM from Tuesday to Sunday. Last entry at 4 PM.

Major Attractions


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    Booking Counter
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    Waiting Room
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    Medical Care
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    Child Care
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    Cloak Room
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    Purified Water
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    Souvenir Shop
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    Guided Tours
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    Golf Carts
  • How to Reach

    By Bus
    1. Bison Gate Request stop- 750 m
    2. TASA Request stop- 750 m
    3. Lothukunta Bus stop- 1.9 km
    4. Ammuguda Bus stop- 1.9 km
    5. Jubilee Bus Stop- 7.5 km
    By Train
    1. Local train available at Cavalry barracks- 2.5 km
    2. Secunderabad Railway station- 9.3 km
    3. Nampally Railway station- 16 km
    4. Kachiguda Railway station- 16 km
    By Metro

    1. Parade Ground - 8.5 Kms

    2. Paradise - 9 Kms

    3. Secunderabad East - 9.5 Kms

    By Road

    1. 10 Kms from Hussain Sagar Lake

    2. 2 Kms from Sree Ayyappa Devasthanam, Bolarum

    Note : Visitors are requested to enter from Gate No 2 and parking in C2 Campus