Rashtrapati Bhavan is the house of the President of India. It is a real masterpiece that was built in the British Period. It is the focal point of New Delhi. The huge mansion was built for all the official works of the British Empire in India. There are lots of Indian contractors but unfortunately their names were never registered in the biography of the mansion. It took 17years to complete the historic mansion.
Architectural Design of the Rashtrapati Bhavan
The building was built by Edward Lutyens in 1911. The structure is a mixture of Mughal and Western styles. The columns at the front entrance have bells carved in it and designed such that the bells do not make any sound. The house was build with stone and the special architecture that takes care of sunrays, monsoon and other natural calamities. The building contains miles of corridors and a total of 340 rooms. On top of the forecourt there is a great piece of sculpture- the Bull of Asoka Pillar.
Major Attraction at the Rashtrapati Bhavan
Mughal Gardens- a combination of Mughal and British architecture, the gardens are divided into 3 sections. The landscape of the garden are adorned with the Mughal style canals, fountains along with flower beds and a large variety of trees and flowers such as roses, marigolds, bougainvillea, sweet william, viscaria and a great many variety. It is open for the general public from February to March every year except for Mondays.
Best Time to Visit
Rashtrapati Bhavan is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 9:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M
5 Star/ Luxury Hotel
- The Imperial
- The Metropolitan
- The Park
- Hotel Bright
- Apartment 52
- Hotel Palace Heights
How to Reach
Being located in the centre of Delhi, it is easy to reach Rashtrapati Bhavan by an auto, taxi or even a metro. The nearest metro station is Central Secretariat. It also has an easy access from the Indira Gandhi International Airport.