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Rashtrapati Bhavan Facts

Rashtrapati Bhavan (President’s House or President’s Residence) is the official shelter of President of India. This wonderful and spacious building is situated on 'Raisina Hill'. It is one of the major architecture in the world. Rashtrapati Bhavan is an excellent example of architecture. The idea of building this building first came in 1911 when the Delhi court decided that the Indian capital would be transferred from Kolkata to Delhi. Along with this, it was decided that a luxurious house will be built to live in British Viceroy in New Delhi.

This building is spread over 330 acres. The design of this huge building was prepared by 'Sir Edwin Lutyens'. This building has 340 rooms, 74 verandas, 37 auditoriums, approx. One kilometer corridor, 18 sopan (stairs) and 37 fountains.


Rashtrapati Bhavan Construction

The main architect of this building was 'Edwin Landseer Lutyens', while its chief engineer was 'Hug Keeling'. The maximum construction work of this building was done by contractor Aaron-Al-Rashid. Initially, the construction of this building was fixed to cost 4 million pounds sterling amount. But due to 17 years of construction of the building, the expenditure increased to 877136 pound sterling i.e. Rs.18.28 lakhs. If the amount of houses made for the employees in the Mughal Garden and Rashtrapati Bhavan complex is also included, then in the construction of the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Rs.1.44 million was spent.

Before talking about the history of Rashtrapati Bhavan, some talk about basic information about what you should know, that this grand building has a total of 340 rooms and it is the largest residence in the world. Is a government. The use of iron in the construction of the building has been done equal to it and its construction has used 700 million bricks and about 85,000 cubic meter stone. Rashtrapati Bhawan was called Viceroy House until 1950. Talking about the history of Rashtrapati Bhavan, its construction started in 1912 and it was completed in 1929 i.e. it took 17 years to complete it. To make this, British architect Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens was assigned to work.

There is a lot about the Rashtrapati Bhawan which makes it special, as there is a Mughal garden behind this building, which is a unique model of Mughal and British architecture. Only this garden is spread over 13 acres and it is one of the finest varieties of flowers, which includes varieties of foreign flowers. It opens every year only for the people between February-March, in which the general public can also visit. About 29 thousand people worked in the construction of Rashtrapati Bhavan. When India's capital was shifted from Kolkata to Delhi in 1911, it was necessary to build it and it passed the proposal to make it. However, those people could not stay in it for more, since the independence of India in 1947, the Rashtrapati Bhavan came into independent India and in 1950 after the Republic of India, and it became the President of India and changed its name from Viceroy House to the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

In Rashtrapati Bhawan today, a total of 750 employees work for its maintenance and in which 245 secretariat works. The Ashoka Hall of this building consists of programs like swearing in of ministers, along with the drawing room, dining room, banquet hall, tennis court, polo ground and a cricket ground and a museum in the building which are the best attractions of this place. Also every Saturday, there is a function called "Change of guard" which starts at 10 o'clock in the morning and anyone can go to see it, she only has to show her identity card. Another important thing about the Mughal Garden of Rashtrapati Bhavan is that you can see the amazing spring of different types of flowers. Gulab alone has more than 250 varieties. The Lady Hardinge first thought about Mughal Gardens. He had visited Nishat and Shalimar Bagh in Srinagar, who paid him a lot. From that point of time, the matter of making Mughal Gardens was settled in his mind and one thing is that till now many of the presidents of India have come to live in this building, according to them there are some changes and they have done so. The first president, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, did not make any changes in this garden but he said that this special garden should be opened to the public, why not this garden should be opened for the public for a while. Because of them, this attractive garden is opened every year from mid-February to mid-March every year.

How to Reach Rashtrapati Bhavan

Rashtrapati Bhavan is situated at the Eastern end of the Rajpath in Delhi from where visitors can easily access auto rickshaw to reach Metro Station. The closest metro station is Central Secretariat (on the Yellow/Violet Line). We suggest you to go by Metro or you also have an alternative option where you can employ an auto from that point to achieve this delightful building.


Time to visit Rashtrapati Bhavan

You can visit Rashtrapati Bhavan during the time interval of 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m

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Thing of Attraction in Rashtrapati Bhavan

Architectural features The 4-floor Rashtrapati Bhavan has a total of 340 rooms. Built in a 2 million square feet building, 70 million bricks and 30 million cubic feet of stone have been used. Steel is not used in building construction. Chakra, roofs, umbrellas and webpages made in the Rashtrapati Bhavan are an imitation of the Indian archaeological system. The bells engraved on the pillars of the building are annexed by the bells of Hindu, Jain and Buddhist temples. While the inspiration for the creation of its pillars is the Jain Temple in Mudabidri in Karnataka. About the dome, the Lutyens believe that this dome is reminiscent of the Sarvadevamandir (Pantheon of Rome) of Rome. But analysts think that the structure of the dome is done on the pattern of Sanchi stupa. Since January 26, 1950, this building became the official residence of the first President, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, since then this is the residence of the President of India.

Mughal Garden Behind this building is the huge Mughal Gardens. Which is opened every year in February for the general public. Maximum Durbar Hall rooms open under the main dome. All the Presidential programs are organized here.

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