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Rashtrapati Bhavan Main Building

Rashtrapati Bhavan, home to the President of the world's largest democracy, epitomizes India's strength, its democratic traditions and secular character.

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Rashtrapati Bhavan Main Building

Rashtrapati Bhavan was the creation of architects of exceptional imagination and masterfulness, Sir Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker. It was Sir Lutyens who conceptualized the H shaped building, covering an area of 5 acres on a 330 acre estate. This mansion has a total of 340 rooms spread over four floors, 2.5 kilometres of corridors and 190 acres of garden area.

When constructed, it was called the Viceroy’s House. The name changed to Government House on August 15, 1947 when India became independent. Finally, its name was changed to Rashtrapati Bhavan during the term of President Dr. Rajendra Prasad.

Rashtrapati Bhavan has since independence hosted defence investiture ceremonies, swearing in of its leaders, honoured its bravehearts and achievers, has heard the speeches of world leaders, signed pacts and treaties with various countries, celebrated India’s Independence and Republic Day functions along with other festivals.

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Major Attractions


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    Booking Counter
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    Cloak Room
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    Purified Water
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    Guided Tours
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    Curio Shop
  • How to Reach

    By Road

    i) Gate no. 02 - via Kartvya Path

    ii) Gate no. 37 - via Dara Shikoh Road, near South Avenue

    iii) Gate no. 38 - via Church Road – Brassy Avenue, near North Avenue

    By Bus

    i) Krishi Bhavan & Udyog Bhavan Bus Stop (Kartvya Path via Gate no. 02)

    ii) Kendriya Terminal Bus Stop (near Gate no. 38)

    iii) South Avenue Bus Stop (near Gate no. 37)

    By Train

    From Delhi (DLI) ,New Delhi (NDLS), and Hazrat Nizamuddin  (NZM) Railway Stations

    BY Metro

    i) Central Secretariat Metro Station - 01 Km to Gate no. 02 via Kartvya Path

    ii) Udyog Bhavan Metro Station - 01 Km to Gate no. 37 via Dara Shikoh Road, near South Avenue

    Note : Visitors with vehicles are requested to enter from Gate no. 37 and park their vehicles in the parking area near Arogya Vanam.