Rashtrapati Bhavan

Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi: Hours, Address, Rashtrapati Bhavan Reviews: 4.5/5

Rashtrapati Bhavan
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The 200,000-square-foot palace, completed in 1929, is the largest residence of any head of the state in the world.
Suggested duration
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Minto Road
How to get there
  • केंद्रीय सचिवालय • 8 min walk
  • उद्योग भवन • 9 min walk
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A Choudhury
New Delhi, India112 contributions
Must See Place
Feb 2021 • Friends
The official residence of the President of India. Very near to India Gate, the area is very clean and well maintained. Must visit place if you are in Delhi.
Written 10 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

NOMADIC TOURIST
India66 contributions
Home Of President - Rashtrapati Bhavan
Feb 2020
1. Rashtrapati Bhavan is home to the President and Various ministries in India.
2. Rashtrapati Bhavan is easily accessible from the India Gate and a must-do for travelers.
3. The place is well maintained and organized and highly secured.
4. Must visit to see the beauty of Indian government residence and host of ministries.
5. Best suited for short visits in day trips.
6. Pro Tip - Beware of overcharging for local transport.
Written 22 December 2020
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mikey2846
London, UK158 contributions
a must see on a Delhi itinery
Feb 2020
having visited Delhi previously and had an argument with the tour guide as to whether you could access the building i was determined to return and bought him a ticket just to prove the point!. it rather says much about how the building is marketed that even some of the tour guides don't know how to access it. The building is stunning and well worth visiting even to see the small number of rooms on the guided tour. I won't give a history lesson you can read all about it in more eloquent terms than mine, what I will say is that the booking system is a nightmare hence the deduction of a star. the tickets are not released that early so don't dispair if you are told there is no availability, just keep trying. I ended up buying the tickets twice as the system told me it had failed the first time but at approx 50p a ticket it wasn't relevant. The mughal gardens are also worth the visit - even if you are guided via the boring herb garden! This really should be on a tour itinery as an absolute must in Delhi - be prepared for a little over enthusiastic security - I had my passort checked five times but that said there was no aggression or hostility and the setting and design are a must see
Written 11 August 2020
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SAROJ8585
Bokaro Steel City, India1,490 contributions
RESIDENCE OF THE FIRST CITIZEN OF INDIA
May 2019 • Family
The Rastrapati bhavan is the official home of the president of India located at the western end of Rajpath.It was formerly known as viceroys house.Everyyear on republic day the president of India hoists nationa flag here and a parade is organized.The area of rastrapati bhavan complex is very big.The mughal garden,museum ,clock tower etc. are the main attractions of rastrapati bhavan.
Written 30 May 2020
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Gl0balCitizen2013
United Kingdom2,837 contributions
Secret Gem of New Delhi - A Must Visit
Jul 2019
Rashtrapati Bhavan is the secret gem of New Delhi. I had no idea one could visit Rashtrapati Bhavan inside, but when I discovered that one could, I prioritised visiting it, rather than other New Delhi attractions.You have to book the tickets online and it includes a guided tour of the building and entry into the museums. Photography is not allowed inside the building and security is tight. If you are visiting by car, please keep your RB ticket handy and tell the guards that you are a visitor. We were shooed away, most aggressively. And after we disembarked & sent our car away, were told by another guard that we could take the car inside and the parking was inside the complex! So, we had to wait for our car to come back and then we went inside the building and parked inside. We saw peacocks and monkeys on the grounds. We could take some pictures of the outside portico, but inside we had to deposit all our belongings, including phones.

We had a real buzz from the tour and saw the hall, where the President gives the highest awards of India, the grand hall, with the murals on the ceiling, some amazing artefacts from the great Darbar, a thousand headed Buddha sculpture from Vietnam and the State Banquet rooms. The Rashtrapati Bhavan Museums were also wonderful - one can spend hours inside. For me, the most wonderful exhibits were the veena of President Kalam and his notebooks, along with the medals like the Bharat Ratna.

Also, there is this unique opportunity to get a truly amazing personalised souvenir, whereby, you can get your own personalised stamps, with your face, along with the logo of Indian Army/Navy/Airforce. What is amazing is that the stamp actually works- if you deliver a letter or postcard with your own stamp, it does get delivered! I tried it and it really works!

Every Indian should visit Rashtrapati Bhavan, especially the Museums, which have the Ashoka Chakra, the Constitution of India and other such historic things. We could not explore everything in the museums, so give yourself plenty of time, when you visit.
Written 4 May 2020
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sanjayvora45
Ahmedabad, India617 contributions
grand Structure
May 2019
Rashtrapati bhavan is a splendid, majestic and grand building constructed by british in the year 1912. It has total 340 rooms, large open space and staff quarters inside the complex. It is probably the largest residence of any head of state in the world.

Mughal garden in the backside where general public are allowed during certain period of the year.

I got only glimpse from the outside.
Written 30 April 2020
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MUKUL GUPTA, ADVOCATE
Ghaziabad, India3 contributions
RASHTRAPATI BHAWAN-ROTARY FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE TEAM FROM SWEDEN
Jan 2020
Our 12 friends from Sweden got a fair idea of our country's present structure of governance as well as grandeur of our President House which they were earlier seeing on TV News. The newly developed Museum has used the most innovative Information Technology tools which immediately creates interest and absorbs the attention of the visitor. The intricate art work inside the halls & rooms is fully preserved with utmost care. The memories and teachings of our past presidents are very emphatically communicated. The official guide was very well informed and authentically took care of queries of our Swedish friends. We could also had the opportunity to have a glimpse of Mughal Gardens.
Written 16 April 2020
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Sibi L
Greater Noida, India1 contribution
MUGAL GARDENS & RASHTRAPATI BHAVAN MUSEUM
Mar 2020
Avoid visit during school holidays, you will find huge crowd which literally spoils the entire charm. Now the Mugal Gardens is not that great....so...so that is all. You need about 2 hours for a proper visit. Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum is good.....but for smaller children and for those guys who are not interested in history, it is not worthy.......needs about 3 hours minimum to cover it in a reasonable way.
Written 14 April 2020
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Vikas Singh
Hyderabad, India3,870 contributions
Jaipur Column
Jan 2020
The Jaipur Column stands at a height of 145 feet on the Rashtrapati Bhavan Forecourt. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and sponsored by Maharaja Madho Singh of Jaipur. It was built to celebrate the transfer of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi and as a token of allegiance of the princely state of Jaipur to the British Crown. It is made of sandstone and atop is a five-ton bronze lotus from which emerges a six-pointed Star of India, made of glass.
Written 7 April 2020
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Nitin V
New Delhi, India34 contributions
Rashtrapati Bhawan a magnificent British era building!
Jan 2020
Rashtrapati Bhawan is truly a magnificent British era building situated in the heart of New Delhi. It is a home to president of India. Formerly it was named as Viceroy house under British rule, serving as a residence of viceroy of India.
Building was built in 1929 under the architect Edwin Lutyens, who was also credited for designing Lutyens Delhi, residential complex of most of the central government ministers.
The building represent both Mughal and English style of architecture and has many beautiful variety of flowers in Mughal garden.
A must visit place in Delhi
Written 22 March 2020
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