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.