Rashtrapati Bhavan
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.
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Address
Neighbourhood: Minto Road
How to get there
  • Central Secretariat • 8 min walk
  • Udyog Bhawan • 9 min walk
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  • Dirk W
    Alexandra Headland, Australia6,463 contributions
    Massive
    The Indian Colonial rulers were always thinking big (it wasn't their own money they were spending) : first considered by Lord Wellesley, this behemoth was designed by architect Lutyens. It is now the 2nd largest residence of any head of state in the world, spreading out over 130 hectare. Located opposite India Gate, it makes for a grand photo opportunity.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 21 March 2023
  • Santosh R
    53 contributions
    Fabulous once in a lifetime experience
    Took the tours of circuits 1, 2, 3 on same day. Its definitely an experience to visit these places once in a lifetime. The Circuit 1 is for the main building which is most difficult to get a booking as it opens 1-2 weeks before and has limited seats. Need to constantly monitor their website in order to book it. Took the metro to central secretariat and then rickshaw (30 pp) to gate 35. Its convenient to first visit the Circuit 3 (gardens) in the morning between 10-12 as it could become difficult to walk around this hugh gardens in hot sun later. On way out their is a cafeteria where you can take snacks and lunch. Later plan to visit the museum (Circuit 2) through gate 30 which houses nice artifacts from history and has a nice guided tour. Finally took another rickshaw to gate 38 for the main building tour at 3 pm which lasts for an hour and covers all main halls inside the rashtrapati bhavan. Overall a once in a lifetime experience which tooks around 6 hrs and lots and lots of walking!
    Visited March 2023
    Written 4 April 2023
  • labal
    Chennai (Madras), India326 contributions
    Good place to visit
    Indifferent staff at the reception. Good guide. Place is worth a visit with a nice guided tour of the premises. High time the tour disallowed children aged five and below to maintain orderliness in the premises. There is a newly added section on tribal exhibits. Easily accessed from central secretariat metro station.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 December 2023
  • VIPIN_GOEL_TP_Impex
    New Delhi, India7,195 contributions
    Have been there to see the World famous Amrit Udyan
    We have been to Rashtrapati Bhawan, the official residence of President of India on 12th September, 2023 to see the World famous Amrit Udyan. The tour has to be booked through their official website. It is free to enter for this tour called Circuit 3 tour. Often referred to as Paradise, Circuit 3 will take us through the Amrit Udyan, showcasing the Rectangular, Long and Circular Gardens, the Herbal Garden to visible Garden and finally the Spiritual Garden. We have to enter through gate no. 35, 30 minutes prior to our scheduled time. We have to walk more than 3km in all to see the beautiful building, fountains and different gardens developed on different themes. It was a mesmerizing experience to walk in Amrit Udyan with historical red sand building in the background. The visit has ample photo opportunities to remember.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 January 2024
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GoPlaces527029
Yangshuo County, China41 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
My review is skewed because of timing I guess. We had a 1030 tour scheduled but they would not allow us on the property because the president had something going. We waited, they finally let us in . The whole process was very disorganized. Everyone rushing the gate. Our tour didn’t start until 12:15. The tour lasted less than 30 minutes. We only saw 4 rooms. They rushed us again because of something going on with the president. Then we couldn’t leave , again supposedly because of the president. It was not worth the time invested. Nice rooms but really see very little.

As others have mentioned, getting tickets as a foreigner is impossible. The website is terrible, they won’t accept a foreign credit card. You need to know a local to order tickets, glad we do. Guess that is why I was the only white guy there.

They also don’t allow photos inside and take away your phone and any other electronic device. Not comfortable giving up my phone.
Written 2 February 2024
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VIPIN_GOEL_TP_Impex
New Delhi, India7,195 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
We have been to Rashtrapati Bhawan, the official residence of President of India on 12th September, 2023 to see the World famous Amrit Udyan. The tour has to be booked through their official website. It is free to enter for this tour called Circuit 3 tour. Often referred to as Paradise, Circuit 3 will take us through the Amrit Udyan, showcasing the Rectangular, Long and Circular Gardens, the Herbal Garden to visible Garden and finally the Spiritual Garden. We have to enter through gate no. 35, 30 minutes prior to our scheduled time. We have to walk more than 3km in all to see the beautiful building, fountains and different gardens developed on different themes. It was a mesmerizing experience to walk in Amrit Udyan with historical red sand building in the background. The visit has ample photo opportunities to remember.
Written 7 January 2024
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labal
Chennai (Madras), India326 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
Indifferent staff at the reception. Good guide. Place is worth a visit with a nice guided tour of the premises. High time the tour disallowed children aged five and below to maintain orderliness in the premises. There is a newly added section on tribal exhibits. Easily accessed from central secretariat metro station.
Written 11 December 2023
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Naveenjp
1 contribution
Sept 2022 • Family
Excellent place to visit. Treat to eyes had very good time too good place I will recommend everyone to visit
Written 10 June 2023
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vivek n
Ernakulam, India58 contributions
May 2023
1. The seat of power, and a building that holds historical significance. A must visit for anyone and everyone Indian to experience the grandeur of Indias seat of power.
2. The only let down is the interaction one is forced to with the uncouth and untrained staff. Their care two hoots attitude is very irritating. It starts with the entry at the gate with the security staffs demeanour. At the reception, one is made to stand in queue for several excruciating minutes with the staff struggling with their gate pass system. It feels like the sarkari daftar of the 80s.
3. One cannot walk through the route unguided, but the guide is in a hurry reciting her script in hindi only for those who can catch up with her while she runs from start to finish.

Quite an experience. Could have been done better.
Written 23 May 2023
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DipuKV
Pune, India2,508 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
Huge and beautiful, Rashtrapati Bhawan strikes you with its grandeur as it comes into view from afar. The walk from there to India Gate is just astounding for the superb views all around.
Written 27 April 2023
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Santosh R
Pune53 contributions
Mar 2023
Took the tours of circuits 1, 2, 3 on same day. Its definitely an experience to visit these places once in a lifetime. The Circuit 1 is for the main building which is most difficult to get a booking as it opens 1-2 weeks before and has limited seats. Need to constantly monitor their website in order to book it.
Took the metro to central secretariat and then rickshaw (30 pp) to gate 35. Its convenient to first visit the Circuit 3 (gardens) in the morning between 10-12 as it could become difficult to walk around this hugh gardens in hot sun later. On way out their is a cafeteria where you can take snacks and lunch. Later plan to visit the museum (Circuit 2) through gate 30 which houses nice artifacts from history and has a nice guided tour. Finally took another rickshaw to gate 38 for the main building tour at 3 pm which lasts for an hour and covers all main halls inside the rashtrapati bhavan. Overall a once in a lifetime experience which tooks around 6 hrs and lots and lots of walking!
Written 4 April 2023
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Dennis P
Melbourne, Australia2,107 contributions
Feb 2023
This is the home of the Governor of India , and official residence of the Governor.
It was constructed between 1799 and 1803 at a cost of R14M (about $A250000) one can only speculate what todays value would be!

This is an enormous building containing over 340 rooms and is situated on a 130 hectare garden. It is the second largest official residence in the world behind one in Italy

Its scale needs to be seen to be believed.

We only had the opportunity of viewing this building from the outside perimeter so could not fully vappreciate it for what it clearly is.

As we viewed iot from the outside only is reflected in the low score
Written 23 March 2023
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia6,463 contributions
Feb 2023
The Indian Colonial rulers were always thinking big (it wasn't their own money they were spending) : first considered by Lord Wellesley, this behemoth was designed by architect Lutyens. It is now the 2nd largest residence of any head of state in the world, spreading out over 130 hectare.
Located opposite India Gate, it makes for a grand photo opportunity.
Written 22 March 2023
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey14,833 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
The complex is one of famous designs by Lutyens . There is a lot of history connected with Rashtrapati Bhavan. The tickets can be prebooked on line. Don’t miss the change of guard ceremony and Mughal Gardens
Written 24 January 2023
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