Relevant Information to Visit Rashtrapati Bhavan online booking 2020:-
Rashtrapati Bhavan (Presidential House) is one of the finest examples of the miraculous architecture build by the British. It is world’s biggest and one of the most fascinating presidential residences. The Rashtrapati Bhavan is located in Raisina hills and has total 340 rooms which consist of various rooms, halls and guest accommodation which are dedicated to the President and for official affairs. Along with these rooms there is an additional 320 acre Presidential estate which comprises of gardens, residence of staff and bodyguard and stables.
|Visiting:-||Circuit 1||Circuit 2||Circuit 3|
|Area||Main building||Museum Complex||Mughal Gardens|
|Months||All months||All months||August to March|
|Time||9 AM to 4 PM||9 AM to 4 PM||9 AM to 4 PM|
|Visit Duration||1-2 hour|
|Location|| To visit Rashtrapati Bhavan,|
• Gate No.2 (Rajpath)
• Gate No.37 (via Dalhousie Road-Hukmi Mai Marg
• Gate No.38 (via Church Road-Brassy Avenue)
|Nearest Metro||Central Secretariat / Janpath|
|Tickets||Rs 50 per person via online booking(Compulsory)|
|Photography||Allowed in Central Lawn, Restricted inside|
|Parking facility||Available inside gate number 2|
|Indoor/ Outdoor||Indoor & Outdoor|
|Food and water||Yes|
|Guide facility||Available for free|
|Email ID||[email protected]|
|Tele Fax||011- 23015246|
|Helpline numbers||011- 23013287/23015321|
In 1911, the British decided to change their capital from Calcutta to Delhi. This was the time when they thought of constructing a royal palace which will serve as the residence of the Viceroy of India. Edwin Landseer Lutyens and Herbert Baker were the two architects who were given the task of designing this marvellous palace. Both of them have used multiple themes and concepts from various parts of the world in their designs. They have taken inspiration from Mughal, Rajput, Persian and European architectures and have implemented it in this royal palace, which took 17 years to complete its construction. On January 26, 1950, the building was renamed as Rashtrapati Bhavan when Rajendra Prasad took oath as India’s first president.
The Rashtrapati Bhavan epitomizes India’s strength, its democratic traditions and secular character. It is a lesser known fact that even before independence; Mahatma Gandhi was a regular visitor in this palace. He often came here to protest against the British and also the popular Gandhi-Irwin Pact was signed in this Viceroy’s House. From the early days of independence to the present days, the important award ceremonies like Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Padma and Arjuna awards are presented in the Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan. Also the oath taking ceremonies of ministers, senior government officials like Chief Justice of India and also the Prime Minister is being scheduled here since independence.
Visit to Rashtrapati Bhavan
In 2017, the general public was allowed to visit Rashtrapati Bhavan. To visit Rashtrapati Bhavan you need to book online according to the circuit where you want to visit at https://rb.nic.in/rbvisit. There are three circuits- Circuit 1 which consists of Main Building; Circuit 2 which consist of Museum Complex and Circuit 3 which consist of Mughal Gardens. You can also visit the change of guard ceremony which takes place on every Saturday and Sundays. The cost of the ticket is 50 rupees per person and free for children under the age of 8years.
For visitors commuting by Delhi Metro can exit at Central Secratariat or Janpath station and go by walk to gate number 2 at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Vehicles are also allowed via gate number 2 and can be parked inside. Photography is restricted inside the Rashtrapati Bhavan complex but allowed in the forecourt. ID cards and photocopy of confirmation mail need to be carried compulsorily. You should reach the reception 30 minutes earlier from your allotted time.
If you are touring Delhi then you must definitely visit Rashtrapati Bhavan. The richness of our ancient culture and the interesting facts of this great building should be lively witnessed. The staff, security and the government guides are very helpful and can provide you proper guidance while touring the building. The fascinating ‘Lutyens’ zone and its greenery provides a different taste of the city.
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