Last but not least we have the most important building of our list, the presidential house of India. Covering an area of 50 acres in a 330-acre complex, Rashtrapati Bhawan is no less than a dream.
When the capital shifted to Delhi from Calcutta in 1911, the edifice was to serve as the Viceroy’s House. Do you want to know a fun fact? This residential complex of the President of India is the largest residence that any head of states ever had in the world. Frankly, with 340 rooms and the humongous area, we saw that coming.
A tour to Rashtrapati Bhawan goes in three circuits. Furthermore, only authorized visitors are allowed to visit the complex in specified time slots. So, only if you are lucky enough, you will be among the few who actually get to see it in person.
The first circuit is that with the Main Building and Central Lawn. It is the first and probably the only circuit where you will be able to enjoy the beauty of this colonial building.
The second circuit revolves around Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum complex. It too has n-numbers of buildings within its boundaries.
The third circuit comprises of the lush green Mughal Gardens. And, it’s probably our favorite one. Why? Well, one, it is decked in beauty, grace and symmetry and second, a tour around it is no less than a feast for the senses.
Open Days: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Timings: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Entry Fee: INR 50 (Children under 8 years are exempted from the registration fee)