Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi India

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This beautiful building also known as the Viceroy’s house was one among the brain child of Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker, city planners and architects of New Delhi.

One among India’s prominent historical buildings, it speaks volumes about the days of British Empire and their shifting of their capital from Calcutta to new Delhi.


When the Mughal Dynasty came to its end and the Bristish Empire took over the power, in 1803, many modifications were done to the walled city around  Red Fort and the Kashmiri Gate at the historic Delhi Durbar, on 12th December 1911 .

George V , the emperor of the British Empire announced the shifting of the capital of India from Calcutta to Delhi.

 The city planners Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker gave rise to many magnificient structures and Rashtrapati Bhavan(Viceroy’s house) was one among them.

The Past and The Present

The site of Delhi is a good witness to the rise and fall of many cities in the past.

Many rulers built various cities and New Delhi is the eighth in this series.

 After attaining independence from the British Empire , New Delhi has undergone numerous changes and at present it is the political, economic and cultural capital.

Delhi has an immortal impact on Historical minds. Its speaks to us the glorious past of many generations.

Impressive Features

Now known as the president’s house of New Delhi, this architectural marvel has four floors and 340 rooms.

It took 18 years to construct this building and the 18th year saw the dawn of Indian independence.

The beautiful Mughal garden is another striking feature of this building.

 On the ground floor we can see many state apartments, then we have state drawing room , ball room, dining room and 54 bedrooms with accomodational facilities for the guest.

So if you breathe the air of Delhi you are unknowingly attracted to this magnificient marvel of art and history.

How to Reach and Exact Location

One can reach Delhi by air from anywhere of the country.

Delhi also can be reached by rail and road from anywhere of the country. After reaching the city every one can reach here by catching local buses and also can hire taxis or auto- rickshaws from anywhere throughout the city.

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