Best time to visit11:00 AM 2:00 PM
Open hours9:00 AM 4:00 PM
Things to domonument tour
Budget9:00 AM 4:00 PM The Rashtrapati Bhavan remains closed during all weekends.
Best MonthsAll year
Rank11 out of 370 attractions in New Delhi
The Presidents house is the official residence of the President of India. It was in 1803, that the Lake East India Company defeated the Mughals and went to transfer kingship upon them. This is when the English appointed the first resident of what was then the capital of Mughals. After this, two important officials, Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker went on to form a dream city around the Raisina Hills. This later went on to be named as New Delhi. This was a more planned and developed city and one of the most important buildings in this place is the Rashtrapati Bhavan. There are blocks and chambers inside this huge building that is stretched from one end to the other. During the evening, this building is lit up in festive light and it is a magical treat to the eyes.
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The first one on the list, the presidential residence. It includes huge presidential gardens (Mughal Gardens), large open spaces, residences of bodyguards and staff, stables, other offices and utilities within its perimeter walls. In terms of area, it is one of the largest residences of a head of state in the world.The "Red Foot Poet" was busy capturing photos with red traditional "chappals" being part of the photograph. ( Story time later on the Red Foot) We spent a good amount of time exploring the whereabouts of the bhawan.The red foot poet had almost forgotten his red feet,(chappals) I had got them fortunately.
North side of the Rashtrapati Bhavan during evening time. The building was built by Britishers. Its unique style makes this one of the grandest President Houses in the world more magnificent.
It's a splendid sight to see guards donned in ceremonial regalia astride their powerful steeds, going through a formal marching to the tunes of the military brass band. Since 2007, the ceremony was officially held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan and it was only in 2012 that the ceremony was shifted to the forecourt of the presidential residence. Practical info- The ceremony takes place every Saturday morning and is open for public viewing. The starting time varies depending on the season. It gets underway at 8 am from March 15 to August 14, 9 am from August 15 to November 14, and 10 am from November 15 to March 14.
The Changing of Guard ceremony remains a relatively unknown attraction in Delhi. It's a timeless ceremony where soldiers who have been guarding the palace allow new troops to take charge.
Next day we started at 4 a.m. from Chandigarh to reach Delhi, if one has enjoyed driving on the Mumbai-Pune expressway, then Chandigarh-Delhi is nowhere to miss. With wide roads and flat surface, it is definitely a drive one can't miss. Unlike Mumbai-Pune expressway, on this route you’ll get ample of food options at Dhabas coming up at regular intervals, a majority of them being named as Haveli We covered 250 kms distance in 3 hours.Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President Estate, is the official residence of President of India. This property is covered in 320 acres which consist of 340 rooms, offices, Mughal Gardens, the residence of Office bearers. In terms of area, it is the second largest residence of a head of state in the world.After the security checks, as soon as we entered the main complex, the feeling was ecstatic. It was an amazing feeling to be at the forecourt, the place where PM Modi took the oath 2 years ago. Seeing the Designation of office bearers, entire history and civics chapters started to reflect.We were given a tour of Rashtrapati Bhavan. First, we were taken to Durbar Hall, Leaders of India gathered at 8.30 am on 15 August 1947 to witness in the Durbar Hall the swearing-in ceremony of the new government, headed by Jawaharlal Nehru, by the Governor-General of the newly declared Dominion of India, Lord Mountbatten. This also happens to be a place where PadmaShri and PadmaBhushan winners are felicitated. This hall is beneath the main dome of Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The stunning presidential estate. Near Rashtrapati Bhavan are the North and South Blocks of the Secretariat, and a Council Chamber which houses India's Parliament.
Rashtrapati Bhavan, also known as the President's house, is a huge palace kind of structure where the President of India resides. In order to have access to this place, and for a tour inside the president's house, one needs to obtain prior permission from the main authority located here.
Boasting itself as the official residence of the president of the largest democracy in the world, the Rashtrapathi Bhavan is one of the finest architectural buildings and a famous tourist place in Delhi. It is a vast mansion sprawling an area of one hundred and thirty hectares including the famous Mughal Gardens and a historical Museum.
Next we go to see the Rashtrapati Bhavan and Parliament. Vehicles are not allowed to stop here and so we zoom across the roads while I set my DSLR to a high shutter speed mode and click away. The buildings are huge with amazing architecture.
It’s a huge territory with not much (if any) people around close to the city center. Finally, you can get a free breath and hardly any attention to your humble persona. Check out Mr. President Residence with a fancy cut garden and guards marching around. Don’t forget to get a must-have pic with the guard.