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“Presidential House”
Review of Rashtrapati Bhavan

Rashtrapati Bhavan
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US$ 25.00*
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Half-Day Private Tour of New Delhi
Ranked #12 of 422 things to do in New Delhi
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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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“Presidential House”
Reviewed 15 March 2012

Built by the British when the capital of India relocated to Delhi from Calcutta and previously known as Viceroy House. This is the largest residence for any head of state in the world.

The colonial influence is all there to be seen and it has a certain amount of ceremonial grandeur and is visible from India Gate. The plan of the building is designed around a massive square with multiple courtyards and open inner areas within. The original plan called for two wings: one for the Viceroy and residents and another for guests.

You can view the palace from the outside but if you go by car, you will get dropped off and the car will slowly move up the road allowing you take photos of the exterior and run back to the car.

Visited March 2012
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“A palace”
Reviewed 14 March 2012

The gate was as close as one could get so not a lot to see but very imposing none the less, how those brits lived when it was part of the empire.

Visited February 2012
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“A beautiful area.”
Reviewed 13 March 2012

Everything is clean and beautiful in this part of New Delhi. The government buildings are very impressive and worth seeing.

Visited February 2012
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“Extravagance. Will help you understand what your VAT pays for.”
Reviewed 12 March 2012

The place was huge and amazing. Gigantic, really. We showed up for the changing of the guards; however, it was cancelled due to the Prime Minister being present. (Not sure why this causes a cancellation.) We were able to enter the palace, but before a 2 hour wait.

The tour was quick, but gave a short overview of Indian history. Was interesting to see how they still revere their British background even now 50+ years after independence. While the architecture of the building and the grounds are breathtaking, the monuments presented inside were quite lacking. "No cameras allowed" policy was not such an issue after all.

The grounds are meticulously maintained and quite beautiful. I'm not sure if I would do this tour again. I'd suggest to take some photos from the outside and move on.

Visited March 2012
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“Official Residence of First Citizen Of India”
Reviewed 10 March 2012

In my opinion this is one of the best official residential building in India from Out side as well as inside ;well maintained and painting etc inside are outstanding .One must not forget the famous Mugal Garden

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