Rashtrapati Bhawan Delhi

Rashtrapati Bhawan

“India's 1st Citizen Residence!”

The Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official home of the President of India. It is a one of the masterpiece that was built in the British rule. It is the central point of New Delhi and situated in the Raisina Hills towards the western end of the Rajpath.

This building, which was designed by the British Architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens, is a mixture of Indian and Western schools of architecture. Construction work began in 1911. It was supposed to be completed in 4 years but war intervened and it took 17 years to complete it. The President's House was initially built as an official residence of the Viceroy of India.

Lord Edwin, the then Viceroy and Governor General of India was the first to live here in 1931. Originally it was called the Viceroy's House. On 26 January 1950, when Rajendra Prasad became the first President of India and occupied this building, it was renamed as Rashtrapati Bhavan - the President's House.

Rashtrapati Bhavan contains 340 rooms of which 63 are living rooms, 227 columns, 35 loggias and 37 fountains including the roof fountains.

India Gate is visible from the entrance of Rashtrapati Bhawan through the heat mirages. It looks close but it is at least 3km away from there. The ceremonial change of guard that takes place every Saturday at the Rashtrapati Bhawan is worth watching.

Visit to Rashtrapati Bhavan

Visitors need to get a prior permission from the Government of India Tourist Office before visiting Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Revised Instructions for Visit to Rashtrapati Bhavan (With effect from 01 September, 2013)

1. A request for the visit to Rashtrapati Bhavan can be made by On-line Booking system through a link on the website 'presidentofindia.nic.in'.

2. The visiting days of Rashtrapati Bhavan and Mughal Gardens are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Rashtrapati Bhavan is not open for visitors from Monday to Thursday and on Govt. Gazetted holidays.

3. Timings of the visit are from 10:00 am to 04:00 pm.

4. Entry to Rashtrapati Bhavan for the visit is through Gate No.2 (Rajpath) and Gate No.37 (via Dalhousie Road) of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

5. Indian Citizens are required to carry valid photo ID cards. In the case of foreigners, they should make their request for a visit along with photocopies of their passport. On the day of the visit, they are required to carry their original passport for identification.

6. Registration charges of Rs. 25/- per visitor is introduced w.e.f. 1st September 2013. The registration charges are payable online and will be non-refundable and non-transferable.

7. Visitors below the age of 12 years will be exempted from the registration charges. Visitors individually or in a group of less than 30 persons will be charged @Rs25/- per visitor per visit. Visitors in a group of 30 persons will be charged Rs. 600/- in lump sum per visit. Visitors in a group of more than 30 persons will be charged Rs. 600/- for 30 visitors and Rs. 25/- per visitor per visit for additional persons.

8. Online booking is subject to confirmation through email / sms.

9. For security reasons, President’s Secretariat reserves the right to approve / regret the permission to visit Rashtrapati Bhavan.

10. The permission to visit Rashtrapati Bhavan and Mughal Gardens is subject to cancellation, if circumstances render it necessary.

For any query and assistance related to visiting, please contact the Visitors' Management

Timing: 6:00am to 6:00pm

Entry Fee: Free

Tel No. : 011 23013287, 23015321

Email: reception-officer@rb.nic.in



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Rashtrapati Bhawan
Raisina Hills, New Delhi
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